Mount Darcy

Porphyry copper prospect in Queensland, Australia

Names and other identifiers

Alternate names Mt. Darcy
Tract name East Tasmanide - Central sub-tract (009pCu8004b)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Australia
State or province Queensland
Geographic location 143.252701, -18.244508
Geologic map unit 143.252701, -18.244508
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 310Ma
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range 310 Ma
Age reference Horton (1978)
Minerals bornite, chalcopyrite, galena, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite
Associated rocks granite, granodiorite porphyry, rhyolite porphyry, breccia
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Late Carboniferous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Porphyry-style chalcopyrite, pyrite; minor molybdenite. Fracturing weak to moderate. Upper part exposed. Secondary enrichment weak.
Study area name Australia
References Horton (1978); Ewers and others (2002)
Site reference Bookstrom and others (2014)