Anabama Hill

Porphyry copper prospect in South Australia, Australia

Names and other identifiers

Tract name Delamerian - Adelaide sub-tract (009pCu8001a)
Site status prospect

Geographic location

Country Australia
State or province South Australia
Geographic location 140.2055, -32.7189
Geologic map unit 140.2055, -32.7189
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range ~514 ±3 to 490 ±3 Ma (syn-Delamerian orogeny)
Age reference Preiss (2000); Foden and others (2002); Foden and others (2006)
Minerals biotite, carbonate, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, chrysocolla, chlorite, covellite, epidote, goethite/limonite, K-feldspar, kaolinite, magnetite, malachite, molybdenite, pyrite, sericite, sphene, turquoise, zeolite
Associated rocks quartzite, sandstone, siltstone, tillite, breccia, dacite porphyry, granite, granite porphyry, granodiorite, quartz monzonite, quartz porphyry
Tectonic setting mixed
Stratigraphic age Cambrian

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Mo
Trace commodities Zn, Ag
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments 5-m intercept at 0.1% Cu, 4 m at 0.1% Mo. Location from Morris (1979); according to Singer and others (2008) best rotary drill intercept was 67 m at 1040 ppm Cu and 128 ppm Mo, and best drill core was 1 to 3 m at 0.26 to 0.65% Cu, 0.6% Mo. Veins, breccia in biotite granite with minor muscovite; Greisen that caps Anabama Hill is brecciated. It contains pods and bands of milky quartz. Altered rocks beneath greisen, contain muscovite, chlorite and epidote; fracturing is minor. Ore area 2.5 square km, alteration A axis 1.0 km, alteration B axis 0.5 km.
Study area name Australia
References Morris (1979); Singer and others (2008); Preiss (2000); Foden and others (2002); Foden and others (2006)
Site reference Bookstrom and others (2014)