Hunt Mine (Kambalda Deposit Group)

Producer in Western Australia, Australia with commodities Copper, Nickel, Platinum, Palladium, Sulfur, Gold, Cobalt, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 60000613
MRDS ID ISM0266
Record type District
Current site name Hunt Mine (Kambalda Deposit Group)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 121.67559, -31.21689 (WGS84)
Relative position CENTROID IS CENTRE OF ORE BODY
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Geographic areas

Country State
Australia Western Australia

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Nickel Primary
Platinum Primary
Palladium Primary
Sulfur Primary
Gold Primary
Cobalt Primary
Silver Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) 121.67559, -31.21689

Geologic structures

Type of structure Regional
Structure description STRUCTURAL EMBAYMENTS AT BASE OF ULTRAMAFIC LAVA FLOW ALONG CONTACT WITH UNDERLYING BASALT

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Both metallic and non-metallic
Discovery year 1970
Year of first production 1976

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner WESTERN MINING CORPORATION LTD.
    Home office MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
    Year 1982
  • Type Operator
    Owner WESTERN MINING CORPORATION LTD.
    Home office MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
    Year 1982

Reference information

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    GRESHAM, J.J., AND LOFTUS-HILLS, C.D., 1981, THE GEOLOGY OF THE KAMBALDA NICKEL FIELD, WESTERN AUSTRALIA: ECONOMI-C GEOLOGY, V. 76, NO. 6, P. 1373-1416.

  • Deposit

    MARSTON, R.J., GROVES, D.I., HUDSON, D.R., AND ROSS, J.R., 1981, NICKEL SULFIDE DEPOSITS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA--A R-EVIEW: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, V. 76, NO. 6, P. 1330-1363.

  • Deposit

    ROSS, J.R., AND HOPKINS, G.M.F., 1975, KAMBALDA NICKEL SULPHIDE DEPOSITS, IN KNIGHT, C.L., ED., ECONOMIC GEOLOGY O-F AUSTRALIA AND PAPUA NEW GUINEA, V. 1, METALS: AUSTRALASIAN -INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY, MONOGRAPH 5, P. 100-121.

  • Deposit

    MARSTON, R.J., 1984, NICKEL MINERALISATION IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA: GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA MINERAL R-ESOURCES BULLETIN 14.

  • Deposit

    WESTERN MINING CORPORATION LTD., ANNUAL REPORTS.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1984 ELLIOTT, BRIAN G. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra, Australia