Mountain Maid

Porphyry copper prospect in Queensland, Australia

Names and other identifiers

Tract name East Tasmanide - Central sub-tract (009pCu8004b)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Australia
State or province Queensland
Geographic location 144.122209, -17.118044
Geologic map unit 144.122209, -17.118044
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 285Ma
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range 285 Ma
Age reference Horton (1978)
Minerals arsenopyrite, bornite, chalcopyrite, galena, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite
Associated rocks metamorphic rocks, volcanic and calc-alkaline intrusive rocks, granodiorite, monzonite porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Porphyry-style chalcopyrite, pyrite; minor bornite, arsenopyrite, pyrrhotite. Location and descriptive information from Horton (1978). Fracturing moderate to strong. Middle to upper part exposed. Secondary enrichment weak to locally strong.
Study area name Australia
References Horton (1978)
Site reference Bookstrom and others (2014)