Woolshed

Porphyry copper prospect in New South Wales, Australia

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 4073
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 prospect

Geographic location

Country Australia
State or province New South Wales
Geographic location 147.4178, -34.3011
Geologic map unit 147.4178, -34.3011
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
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
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Geochemical anomaly, >1000 ppm Cu, >0.5 g/t Au. Location and geochemical anomalies for Cu and Au from Mowat (2007). 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)