Porphyry copper deposit in Queensland, Australia

Names and other identifiers

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

Geographic location

Country Australia
State or province Queensland
Geographic location 144.548919, -17.1292
Geologic map unit 144.548919, -17.1292
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 and monzonite porphyries
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Early Permian

Commodity and development information

Development status Past Producer
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Au
Tonnage (Mt) 10Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.4%
Contained copper 40,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Location from Geoscience Australia (2010); tonnage and grade from Ewers and others (2002). 1475 t Cu production by 1909 (Ewers and others (2002). Fracturing moderate to strong. Middle to upper part exposed. Secondary enrichment weak to locally strong.
Study area name Australia
References Horton (1978); Ewers and others (2002); Geoscience Australia (2010)
Site reference Bookstrom and others (2014)