Exploration & Mining Glossary
Mining and Exploration glossary for words relevant to Peel Mining projects
Polymetallic - A deposit or rock composed of a combination of different metals.
Portable XRF (pXRF) - X-ray flourescence spectroscopy (XRF), is a non-destructive analytical technique used to determine the elemental composition of materials, predominately used on drill core, RC / RAB bags, and soils.
Pre-collars - A “pre-collar” hole is one that is started with reverse circulation drilling and then converted to core drilling when the reverse-circulation drill reaches its limit. Diamond ‘tails’ are drilled from the bottom of RC pre-collars to attain target depth, although some ‘shallower’ RC holes did achieve lode intersections.
Precious metal - Are rare, naturally occuring, highly valuable metallic chemical elements. These include Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) and Platinum (Pt).
Pyrite - Is an iron sulphide mineral (FeS2), which is also known as 'fool's Gold' due to its initally visable similaries to Gold. It is the most abundant sulphide mineral and can be seen throughout the rock profile at Peel Minings Prospects in trace to massive concentrations(, barring typically the laterite profile). It can easily be identified by it's brassy colour and regulary forms cubic crystals.
Pyrrhotite - Is another iron sulphide mineral (FeS), also known as 'magnetic pyrite', due to its weakly magnetic nature. This sulphide is commonly seen within the mineralised zones at Peel Mining's Mallee Bull project.