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Cadia East underground mine, Cadia Valley operations (Cadia-Ridgeway Cu-Au deposit), Cadia, Bathurst Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 28' 14'' South , 149° 0' 26'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -33.47071,149.00730
Owned/operated by:Newcrest Mining Ltd (100%)
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


A large operating copper-gold mine, worked as an underground panel cave mine, that commenced commercial production on 1 January 2013. As of December 2015, the total mineral resources were estimated at 2,800Mt grading 0.40g/t Au and 0.26% Cu, plus minor Mo.

Cadia East is located 20km SW of Orange, on the eastern edge of the Cadia Hill ore-body, within the Cadia mineralised corridor. The deposit is a porphyry style gold-copper mineralisation extending up to 2.5km east of the Cadia Hill open cut. The deposit is up to 600m-wide and extends to 1.9km below the surface. The porphyry and mineralisation are Ordovician in age.



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16 valid minerals.

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Wenlock - Llandovery
427.4 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 864257
Ashburnia Group, Waugoola Group

Age: Silurian (427.4 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Ashburnia Group, Waugoola Group

Description: Shale, limestone, siltstone, calcareous and feldspathic sandstone, conglomerate

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; sedimentary carbonate; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic; sedimentary carbonate

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]

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