|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||5° 12' 28'' South , 141° 8' 20'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-5.20803,141.13900|
|Other regions containing this locality:||New Guinea|
|Köppen climate type:||Af : Tropical rainforest climate|
A gold-copper mine started 1984 and scheduled to close in 2013. Notorious for environmental damage.
Located near the W. Irian frontier.
Copper-gold porphyry deposit.
Owned by a joint venture of BHP, Amoco, and 3 German companies. 410 million tons of ore reserves, including 34 million tons of gold ore at 2.86 grams/ton (1984).
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
31 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Paleogene - Cretaceous|
23.03 - 145 Ma
|Mesozoic-Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Phanerozoic (23.03 - 145 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.