East Tasmanide - Central sub-tract

Continental magmatic arcs of Silurian to Early Cretaceous age, mostly in the New England Orogen and North Queensland Orogen
Tract ID 009pCu8004b
Country Australia
Commodity Cu
Study area name Australia
Tectonic setting continental margin
Deposit type porphyry copper
Grade-tonnage model Eastern Australia custom model (Bookstrom, 2013)
Geologic age
Geologic feature age Cambrian through Cretaceous
Generalized age Paleozoic
Oldest rocks age 542Ma
Youngest rocks age 100Ma
Age range 442Ma
Identified Cu resources 2,300,000metric tons
Known prospects 15
Mean Cu (t/sq km) 1t/sq km
Map scales used 1M

Results of the assessment

Assessment date 2010
Estimators Bookstrom, Arthur A.(USGS); Glen, Richard A. (GSNSW); Hammarstrom, Jane M.(USGS); Robinson, Gilpin R. (USGS); Zientek, Michael L. (USGS)
Assessment depth 1km
Quantitative assessment Yes

Estimated number of deposits

Number of deposits Confidence level
1 90%
4 50%
10 10%
10 5%
10 1%
Mean estimated deposits 4.83 ±3.3 (0.68%)
Probability of mean 0.39
Probability of no copper 0.09

Estimated deposit density

Known
deposits
Total
deposits
Area
(sq km)
Deposit density
per 100,000 sq km
14 18.83 290,646 6

Mean estimated tonnage

Copper 280,000
Ore 110

Undiscovered copper resource

Confidence level 50% 10% 5%
Tonnage 190,000 690,000 860,000

Economic analysis

Fraser country Australia
Fraser type 0.71%
Fraser high 0.29%
Typical cost 1%
High cost 0%
Infrastructure setting Typical
Comments on depth default
Expected depth distribution
0 - 250m 0.25
250m - 500m 0.25
500m - 1km 0.5
Probability no econ recoverable 1
Exp dollars -3.66x $1M/100,000 sq km
Exp value class Very Low

Bibliographic references

General Bookstrom and others (2014)
Economic Robinson and Menzie (2012)

Deposits and prospects associated with this tract

Name Type State Country Development Details
Beaks Mountain prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Ben Mohr deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Calgoa prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Chinaman Creek deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Coalstoun deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Gibraltar Rock prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Julivon Creek deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Limonite Hill deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Moonmera prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Mountain Maid prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Mount Abbot deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Mount Cannindah deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Mount Darcy prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Mount Leslie deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Mount Turner prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Mount Vista prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Ruddygore deposit Queensland Australia Past Producer Details
Titov prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Waitara prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Whitewash deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Yeppoon deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Barrabas Creek prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Kiwi Carpet deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Mannersley prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Riverhead prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Struck Oil deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Bank prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Calliope prospect Queensland Australia Prospect Details
Dimbulah deposit Queensland Australia Prospect Details