Ernest Henry Cu-Au deposit (Ernest Henry Mine), Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||20° 26' 39'' South , 140° 42' 21'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-20.44427,140.70588|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
The largest of a number of iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposits in the Cloncurry district.
Located about 25 km NE of Cloncurry.
34 valid minerals.
GeochronologyMineralization age: Calymmian : 1538 ± 37 Ma to 1464 ± 2 Ma
Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.
|Geologic Time||Rocks, Minerals and Events|
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66 - 145 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)
Comments: Carpentaria Basin
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. 
1600 - 1800 Ma
|Mount Fort Constantine Volcanics|
Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Mount Fort Constantine Volcanics
Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia).