The geology, genesis and exploration context of the Cadia gold-copper porphyry deposits, New South Wales, Australia
Wilson, AJ (2003) The geology, genesis and exploration context of the Cadia gold-copper porphyry deposits, New South Wales, Australia. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.
This research thesis documents the Late Ordovician gold-copper porphyry
deposits of the Cadia district, in the eastern Lachlan Fold Belt of NSW, Australia.
Located about 220 km west-northwest of Sydney, the Cadia district has
produced gold, copper and iron ore from high grade veins and bulk tonnage skarn
deposits for over 140 years. However, it was not until the porphyry gold-copper
potential of the district was recognised by geologists of Newcrest Mining Limited in
1992 that significant tonnages of ore-grade mineralisation were identified.
Subsequent exploration has resulted in the discovery of over 700 tonnes of contained
Au and 3.0 Mt Cu in four porphyry deposits within a six kilometre long, westnorthwest
oriented corridor of mineralisation.
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