Temora Central Group

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

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 5051
Tract name Macquarie (009pCu8002)
Group name Temora Central Group
Included sites Cullingarai, Estoril, and Mandamah deposits and Chicane, Homer, and Monza prospects
Site status Group

Geographic location

Country Australia
State or province New South Wales
Geographic location 147.379, -34.207
Geologic map unit 147.379, -34.207
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Deposit subtype Cu-Au
Age (Ma) 436.4
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
Trace commodities Mo
Tonnage (Mt) 48Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.31%
Mo grade (%) 0.002%
Au grade (g/t) 0.39g/t
Contained copper 150,000t
Gold-Moly ratio 200

Reference information

Comments This group record includes data for the Cullingarai, Estoril, and Mandamah deposits and Chicane, Homer, and Monza prospects; as such, the location information has been generalized, and the total weighted average resource data represent the three deposits in the group.
Study area name Australia
References MacCorquodale (1997); Lawrie and others (2007); Mowat (2007); Geoscience Australia (2010); Perkins and others (1995); Goldminco Corp. (2008); Singer and others (2008)
Site reference Bookstrom and others (2014)
MacCorquodale, F., 1997, The Mandamah porphyry Cu-Au prospect [abs.]: Geological Society of Australia Abstracts, v. 51, p. 51.
Lawrie, K.C., Mernagh, T.P., Ryan, C.G., van Achterbergh, E., and Black, L.P., 2007, Chemical fingerprinting of hydrothermal zircons—An example from the Gidginbung high sulphidation Au-Ag-(Cu) deposit, New South Wales, Australia: Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, v. 118, p. 37–46. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0016-7878(07)80045-9.)Mowat, Bruce, 2007, Characteristics of porphyry copper-gold mineralization in the Gidginbung Volcanics, in Mines and Wines Symposium—Mineral Exploration in the Tasmanides, Orange, New South Wales, September 20–21, 2007, Proceedings: Sydney Mineral Exploration Discussion Group presentation, 24 p., and AIG Bulletin 46, p. 107–112, accessed September 3, 2013, at http://smedg.org.au/M&W07/Bruce%20Mowat%20-%20Gidginbung%20Volcanics%20porphyry%20Cu-Au.pdf.Geoscience Australia, 2010, Australian mines atlas: Geoscience Australia Web page accessed October 20–December 27, 2010, at http://www.australianminesatlas.gov.au/.Perkins, Caroline, Walshe, J.L., and Morrison, Gregg, 1995, Metallogenic episodes of the Tasman fold belt system, eastern Australia: Economic Geology, v. 90, p. 1443–1466. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.90.6.1443.)Goldminco Corp., 2008, Goldminco acquires ground along strike from the Dam porphyry copper-gold deposit, at its 100% owned Temora project: Goldminco Corp. press release, 2008, 1 p., accessed October 2010, at http://www.goldminco.com/images/stories/newsrelease/2008/Goldminco_acquires_ground_along_strike_from_the%20_DAM_Porphyry_Coopper-Gold_Deposit,_at_its_100_owned_Temora_Project_%2120080229.pdf. (Accessed September 3, 2013, at http://www.stockhouse.com/companies/bullboard/delisted/delisted-companies?postid=14585106.)Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the world—Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155, [45] p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/.