Wabu skarn

Porphyry copper prospect in Papua, Indonesia

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Western Medial New Guinea Magmatic Belt (142pCu7203)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Indonesia
State or province Papua
Geographic location 137.047, -3.671
Geologic map unit 137.047, -3.671
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Associated rocks limestone, monzonite-diorite
Tectonic setting postconvergence

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Au, Cu
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Grasberg Area. Major Au-Cu skarn prospect about 33 km N of Grasberg. Upper Miocene skarn and porphyry in the footwall of the Derewo fault. Skarn developed in New Guinea Limestone along a 6-km strike length along a contact with a monzonite-diorite intrusive complex.
Study area name Southeast Asia and Melanesia
References Allen and others (1998)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2013)
Allen, J.M., Aslund, T., Sunyoto, W., and Soebari, L., 1998, The Wabu gold skarn, Irian Jaya, Indonesia: Geological Association of Canada, Abstracts with Programs, v. 23, p. A3–4.