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Papua New Guinea

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Area:462,840 km2
Locality type:Country
Age:541 ± 1.0 to 252.17 ± 0.06 Ma
Geologic Time:Paleozoic
Reference for age:Dow, D.B. (1977) A Geological Synthesis of Papua New Guinea, Bulletin 201. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Resources, Australia, 58 pages.


Papua New Guinea comprises the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia.

The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian region Western New Guinea, with the provinces of Papua and West Papua.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aikinite

Alacránite

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Altaite

Alunite

Analcime

Anatase

Andalusite

Andradite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Anorthite

'Apatite'

Argentopyrite

Arsenopyrite

Atacamite

Augite

Azurite

Baryte

'Biotite'

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Böhmite

Bonazziite

Bornite

Brookite

Calaverite

Calcite

Cassiterite

Cerussite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Clinoatacamite

Clinochlore

var: Pennine

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Coloradoite

Copper

Corundum

Covellite

Cristobalite

Cubanite

Cummingtonite

Cuprite

Diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

Djurleite

Dolomite

Dufrénoysite

'Electrum'

Enargite

Enstatite

Epidote

Famatinite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Ferberite

Ferrihydrite

Freibergite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

'Glass'

Goethite

Gold

Goldfieldite

Gordaite

Goslarite

Graphite

Gypsum

Hedyphane

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hessite

Heyrovskýite

'Hornblende'

Hydroxylapatite

'Hypersthene'

Idaite

'Iddingsite'

Ilmenite

Irarsite

Iridarsenite (TL)

Iron

var: Kamacite

Jarosite

Jôkokuite

Jordanite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kostovite

Krennerite

Laurite

Leucoxene

'Limonite'

Luzonite

Magnesio-hastingsite

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Marcasite

'Mariposite'

Mawsonite

'Melnikovite'

Merenskyite

Merrillite

Metavoltine

Miargyrite

Molybdenite

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nadorite

Natroalunite

Neotocite

Olivenite

Opal

Orpiment

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Osmium

Pentlandite

Petzite

'Phengite'

Phlogopite

Pigeonite

Platinum

var: Ferroan Platinum

Prehnite

Proustite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

var: Arsenian Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper

Realgar

Rhodochrosite

Roscoelite

Rozenite

Rucklidgeite

Ruthenarsenite (TL)

Rutheniridosmine

Rutile

Saponite

Schreibersite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

'Silica'

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Sphalerite

Spinel

Stannite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

Sulphur

Sylvanite

Taenite

Tellurium

Tellurobismuthite

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

Titanite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tridymite

Troilite

Turquoise

'UM1999-02-As:NiRh'

'Unnamed (Pb-Cu Sulphide)'

'Wad'

'Wolframite'

Wurtzite

'Zeolite Group'

Zircon


154 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Smith, I.E. (1973) Late Cainzoic Volcanism in the Southest Papuan Islands. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of Minerals and Energy, Australia, Record 1973/67, 23 pages.
Harris, D.C. (1974) Ruthenarsenite and iridarsenite, two new minerals from the Territory of Papua and New Guinea and associated irarsite, laurite and cubic iron-bearing platinum. The Canadian Mineralogist, 12:4, 280-284.
Williamson, A., Hancock, G. (2005) The Geology and Mineral Potential of Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea Department of Mining, 152 pages.
Dow, D.B. (1977) A Geological Synthesis of Papua New Guinea, Bulletin 201. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Resources, Australia, 58 pages.

External Links

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

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

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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