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Structural and stratigraphical control of copper mineralisation at Mount Lyell

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Wade, ML 1958 , 'Structural and stratigraphical control of copper mineralisation at Mount Lyell', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Copper ore at Mount Lyell occurs in quartz chlorite and quartz sericite schists derived from both Cambrian and Ordovician sediments. Mineralisation is centred at points of intersection of the longitudinal, deep-seated Lyell Shear, and cross-cutting E-W and NW faults. Within the mine area the Lyell Shear is expressed at and near the surface as a discontinuous, overturned, asymmetrical syncline with richer ore in the axial and the flat east limb positions, and with
lower grade ore in the steep west limb.
As yet by no means all of the flat east limb positions have been prospected, so that the field holds an exploration potential of more than ordinary interest.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Wade, ML
Keywords: Geology, Mines and mineral resources, Copper ores, Geology, Structural
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Copyright 1957 the author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s).

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Thesis (MSc)--University of Tasmania, 1958. Includes bibliographical references

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