|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 43' 9'' South , 135° 34' 59'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-29.71944,135.58333|
|Owned/operated by:||OZ Minerals (100%)|
|Locality type:||Mine (Active) - last checked 2018|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Copper-gold-silver mine (iron-oxide copper-gold deposit, discovered in 2001).
An open-pit mine which commenced production in February 2009.
Owned by OZ Minerals Ltd.
Copper and gold-bearing hematite-rich breccias formed by repetitive hydrothermal brecciation, milling, and explosive venting within a volcanic setting. Iron oxide-sericite-silica alteration is pervasive within and marginal to the main breccias.
Mineralisation is similar to that of the Carrapateena deposit.
In contrast to the Olympic Dam deposit, an iron oxide copper gold deposit of similar age about 200 km to the southeast of Prominent Hill, uranium values do not exceed 150 ppm and therefore uranium recovery is not economical.
Located midway between the Olympic Dam deposit and Cooper Pedy.
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Belperio, A., Flint, R., Freeman, H. (2007): Prominent Hill: A Hematite-Dominated, Iron Oxide Copper-Gold System. Economic Geology 102, 499–1510.
Schlegel, T. U., & Heinrich, C. A. (2015). Lithology and Hydrothermal Alteration Control the Distribution of Copper Grade in the Prominent Hill Iron Oxide-Copper-Gold Deposit (Gawler Craton, South Australia). Economic Geology, 110(8), 1953-1994.