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Ernest Henry Cu-Au deposit (Ernest Henry Mine), Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia

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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.


Mineral List


34 valid minerals.

Geochronology

Mineralization 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 TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Mesoproterozoic
   Calymmian
ⓘ Biotite (youngest age)1464 ± 2 Ma
ⓘ Titanite (youngest age)1514 ± 24 Ma
ⓘ Biotite (oldest age)1515 ± 15 Ma
ⓘ Titanite (oldest age)1529 ± 8 Ma
ⓘ Rutile1538 ± 37 Ma

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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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3189471
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Comments: Carpentaria Basin

Lithology: Sandstone,shale,siltstone,limestone

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]

Statherian
1600 - 1800 Ma



ID: 779795
Mount Fort Constantine Volcanics

Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mount Fort Constantine Volcanics

Description: Brecciated felsic to intermediate volcanic rocks.

Comments: igneous felsic volcanic; igneous intermediate volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic volcanic; igneous intermediate volcanic

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). [5]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

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Mark, G., Oliver, N.H.S., and Williams, P.J. (2006): Mineralogical and chemical evolution of the Ernest Henry Fe oxide–Cu–Au ore system, Cloncurry district, northwest Queensland, Australia. Mineralium Deposita 40, 769-801.
Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Carbon and oxygen isotope constraints on fluid sources and fluid–wallrock interaction in regional alteration and iron-oxide–copper–gold mineralisation, eastern Mt Isa Block, Australia. Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
Foster, A. R., P.J. Williams, and C.G. Ryan (2007) Distribution of Gold in Hypogene Ore at the Ernest Henry Iron Oxide Copper-Gold Deposit, Cloncurry District, NW Queensland. Exploration and Mining Geology; July-October 2007; v. 16; no. 3-4; p. 125-143

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