Ladolam Au deposit (Lihir Mine), Lihir Island, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||3° 7' 36'' South , 152° 37' 56'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-3.12668,152.63243|
A gold mine and the world's largest known low-sulfidation epithermal gold deposit. It is located in an active hydrothermal system.
Ore formation involved an earlier un-economic porphyry stage, and a later, overprinting low sulphidation advanced argillic phase accompanying the bulk of the gold.
Exploration since 1983 has defined several adjacent and partly overlapping deposits: Lienetz, Minifie, Coastal, and Kapit with adjacent satellite deposits of Borefields and Camp. The bulk of the known mineralisation is in Minifie and Lienetz.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
19 valid minerals.
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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|Quaternary - Neogene|
0 - 23.03 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)
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.