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 150.814504, -24.049408
Geologic map unit 150.814504, -24.049408
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age (Ma) 235Ma
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range 235 Ma, 250 Ma
Age reference Horton (1978)
Minerals chalcopyrite, galena, gold, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks argillitic metasedimentary rocks, andesitic volcanic and intrusive rocks, quartz diorite porphyry, granodiorite porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Early Triassic–Middle Triassic

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments Porphyry-style chalcopyrite, molybdenite, pyrite; minor magnetite, gold. Fracturing weak to moderate, locally strong. Middle to upper part exposed. Secondary enrichment weak to moderate, locally strong. Propylitic, argillic, phyllic, and local potassic alteration-mineral assemblages.
Study area name Australia
References Horton (1978)
Site reference Bookstrom and others (2014)