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Porphyry copper deposit in Queensland, Australia

Names and other identifiers

GMRAP ID 642
Tract name East Tasmanide - Central sub-tract (009pCu8004b)
Site status deposit

Geographic location

Country Australia
State or province Queensland
Geographic location 150.461515, -23.605451
Geologic map unit 150.461515, -23.605451
Nearby data

Geologic information

Deposit type Porphyry copper
Age determination method Geologic inference
Age range Early Triassic–Middle Triassic
Age reference Ewers and others (2002)
Minerals biotite, chalcopyrite, epidote, magnetite, molybdenite, pyrite, sphalerite
Associated rocks argillitic metasedimentary rocks, andesitic volcanic and intrusive rocks, granodiorite porphyry
Tectonic setting continental margin
Stratigraphic age Early Triassic–Middle Triassic

Commodity and development information

Development status Prospect
Major commodities Cu
Minor commodities Mo
Tonnage (Mt) 100Mt
Cu grade (%) 0.2%
Contained copper 200,000t
Gold-Moly ratio -9999

Reference information

Comments Location from Geoscience Australia (2010); estimated tonnage and grade from Ewers and others (2002). Fracturing weak to moderate, locally strong. Middle to upper part exposed. Secondary enrichment weak to moderate, locally strong.
Study area name Australia
References Horton (1978); Lacy (1980); Murray (1986); Singer and others (2008); Ewers and others (2002); Geoscience Australia (2010)
Site reference Bookstrom and others (2014)