Wamum

Porphyry copper prospect in Morobe, Papua New Guinea

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 545
Alternate names Wau-Morobe
Tract name Eastern Medial New Guinea Magmatic Belt, sub-tract b (009pCu7203b)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Papua New Guinea
State or province Morobe
Geographic location 146.283, -6.75
Geologic map unit 146.283, -6.75
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Minerals azurite/malachite, biotite, bornite, carbonate, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chlorite, covellite, cuprite, epidote, galena, limonite, magnetite, marcasite, Mn-oxide, molybdenite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, sericite, sphalerite
Associated rocks andesite porphyry, breccia, quartz diorite porphyry, clastic sediments (turbidite), conglomerate, andesite
Tectonic setting postconvergence

Commodity and development information

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

Reference information

Comments 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
References Shedden (1990); Singer and others (2008); Triple Plate Junction PLC (2012); Pacific Niugini Ltd. (2010)
Site reference Hammarstrom and others (2013)