Waitara

Porphyry copper prospect in Queensland, Australia

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 4040
Tract name East Tasmanide - Central sub-tract (009pCu8004b)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Australia
State or province Queensland
Geographic location 148.815046, -21.808074
Geologic map unit 148.815046, -21.808074
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Early Cretaceous
Age reference Horton (1978)
Minerals chalcopyrite, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite
Associated rocks andesites, argillic sedimentary rocks, calc-alkaline intrusions, granodiorite porphyry, quartz diorite porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Early Cretaceous

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

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