Otter Shoot

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

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10098415
MRDS ID M046775
Record type Site
Current site name Otter Shoot
Alternate or previous names Kambalda

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 121.59919, -31.19609 (WGS84)
Relative position 40 KM N. OF WIDGIEMOOLTHA
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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
Chromite Ore
Magnetite Ore
Pentlandite Ore
Pyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Ore

Analytical data

Result NI SULFIDES, PD = 1790 PPB, AU = 108 PPB, IR = 703 PPB, CU = 5600 PPM, NI = 17.3 %, NI GOSSAN, PD = 3580 PPB, IR = 1,930 PPB, AU = 101 PPB

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic

Nearby scientific data

(1) 121.59919, -31.19609

Comments on the geologic information

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

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M046775

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

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

  • Deposit

    TRAVIS, KEAYS, AND DAVISON, 1976 , EVALUATION OF PD AND IR IN NI GOSSANS, W. AUSTRALIA : ECON. GEOL., V. 71 , P. 1229 - 1243

Reporter information

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