Online Spatial Data
Global assessment of undiscovred copper resources
Porphyry copper prospect in
Morobe, Papua New Guinea
Names and other identifiers
azurite/malachite, biotite, bornite, carbonate, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, covellite, cuprite, epidote, galena, limonite, magnetite, marcasite, Mn-oxide, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sericite, sphalerite
andesite porphyry, breccia, quartz diorite porphyry, clastic sediments (turbidite), conglomerate, andesite
Commodity and development information
Average for 5 drill holes: 0.37% Cu, 0.24 g/t Au and 1.1 g/t Ag. Drill-defined resource for Mount Wamum of 45 Mt at 0.30% Cu and 0.12 g/t Au. Best drill intercept (2010) 136m at 0.34% Cu, 0.97 g/t Au. Exploration.
Study area name
Southeast Asia and Melanesia
Shedden (1990); Singer and others (2008); Triple Plate Junction PLC (2012); Pacific Niugini Ltd. (2010)
Hammarstrom and others (2013)
Pacific Niugini Ltd., 2010, EL 1615 Gusap project: Pacific Niugini Ltd. Web page accessed February 10, 2010, at http://www.niugini.com.au/pages/png_gusap.php. [Web page no longer available. See http://www.niugini.com.au/Projects/Gusap-Project.]
Shedden, S.H., 1990, Wamum copper-gold prospect, in Hughes, F.E., ed., Geology of the mineral deposits of Australia and Papua New Guinea: Melbourne, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Monograph 14, p. 17591761.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C., 2008, Porphyry copper deposits of the worldDatabase and grade and tonnage models, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155,  p. and digital data, accessed December 31, 2013, at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1155/. Triple Plate Junction PLC, 2012, Wamum project: Triple Plate Junction PLC Web page, accessed April 15, 2013, at http://www.tpjunction.com/.