Dam

Porphyry copper (Cu-Au) deposit in New South Wales, Australia

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 4051
Tract name Macquarie (009pCu8002)
Group name Temora South Group
Included sites Group includes Dam deposit and Greens Creek, Mag H1, Rosevale, and Woolshed prospects.
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Australia
State or province New South Wales
Geographic location 147.468545, -34.327824
Geologic map unit 147.468545, -34.327824
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Au
Age (Ma) 436.4Ma
Age determination method Inferred from U-Pb zircon age of intrusion at Gidginbung
Age range 436.4 ±3.1 Ma
Age reference Lawrie and others (2007)
Minerals albite, actinolite, biotite, carbonate, chalcopyrite, chlorite, epidote, hematite, K-feldspar, magnetite, pyrite, sericite
Associated rocks mafic to intermediate volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks of the Ordovician Narragudgil, Gidginbung, and Temora Volcanics, diorite to monzodiorite stocks, plugs, and dikes
Tectonic setting island arc
Stratigraphic age Early Silurian

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu, Au
Tonnage (Mt) 33Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.314%
Mo grade (%) 0.0034%
Au grade (g/t) 0.431g/t
Contained copper 104,000t
Gold-Moly ratio 130

Reference information

Comments Location from Mowat (2007); indicated + inferred resources from Goldminco Corp. (2008). Porphyry Cu-Au mineralization related to porphyritic monzodioritic stocks, plugs and dikes. Locally overprinted by albite-sericite-pyrite assemblage associated with Devonian orogenic gold veins.
Study area name Australia
References Lawrie and others (2007); Mowat (2007); Goldminco Corp. (2008)
Site reference Bookstrom and others (2014)