Forrestannia

Past Producer in Australia with commodities Nickel, Copper, Palladium, Iridium, Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10039186
MRDS ID M046746
Record type Site
Current site name Forrestannia

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 119.79923, -32.74602 (WGS84)
Relative position 120 KM NORTH OF RAVENSTHORPE
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Geographic areas

Country
Australia

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Nickel Primary
Copper Secondary
Palladium Tertiary
Iridium Tertiary
Gold Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Chromite Ore
Magnetite Ore
Pentlandite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore

Analytical data

Result PD = 466 PPB, AU = 25.6 PPB, IR = 70.4 PPB, CU = 1460 PPM, NI = 3.01

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Ultramafic Intrusive Rock > Peridotite > Dunite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic

Nearby scientific data

(1) 119.79923, -32.74602

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: YILGARN BLOCK OF PRE CAMB. SHIELD, W. AUST.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Yilgarn Block

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M046746

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    KEAYS, R. R., AND DAVISON, R. M., 1976 , PD, IR AND AU IN NICKEL SULFIDE DEPOSITS, WESTERN AUSTRALIA : ECON. GEOL., V. 71 , P. 1214 - 1228

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-1977 Blair, Will N. U.S. Geological Survey