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Ok Tedi Mine, Mount Fubilan, Star Mts, Western Province (Fly Province), Papua New Guinea

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 5° 12' 28'' South , 141° 8' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -5.20803,141.13900
GeoHash:G#: rph67eykc
Owned/operated by:BHP
Locality type:Mine
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).


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31 valid minerals.

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Regional Geology

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



ID: 3186135
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. [154]

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References

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Bamford, R.W. (1972) The Mt. Fubilan (Ok Tedi) porphyry copper deposit, Territory of Papua & New Guinea. Economic Geology 67:8, 1019-1033.
Mining Annual Review (1985) 41.
Hettler, J., Irion, G., Lehmann, B. (1997) Environmental impact of mining waste disposal on a tropical lowland river system: a case study on the Ok Tedi Mine, Papua New Guinea. Mineralium Deposita 32:3, 280-291.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., Moring, B.C. (2008) Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Van Dongen, M., Weinberg, R.F., Tomkins, A.G., Armstrong, R.A., Woodhead, J.D. (2010) Recycling of Proterozoic crust in Pleistocene juvenile magma and rapid formation of the Ok Tedi porphyry Cu–Au deposit, Papua New Guinea. Lithos, 114(3), 282-292.

External Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ok_Tedi_Mine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ok_Tedi_environmental_disaster

http://dsm.gsd.spc.int/public/files/meetings/01_Terrestrial_Mining_and_Mineral_Resources_Potential_of_the_Pacific_Islands_Region_Akuila_Tawake.pdf [Akuila Tawake (2012) Mineral Resources Potential and Mining in the Pacific Islands Region - Lessons Learned. Pacific-ACP States Regional Training Workshop on Geological, Technological, Biological and Environmental Aspects of Deep Sea Minerals. Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi Fiji. 13th–17th August 2012]

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