Salu Bullo gold mine, Tana Toraja Regency, Sulawesi Selatan Province (South Sulawesi Province), Sulawesi (Celebes), Indonesia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||3° 21' 43'' South , 120° 6' 44'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-3.36222,120.11250|
|Age:||100.5 to 2.588 Ma|
|Geologic Time:||Phanerozoic : Late Cretaceous to Pliocene|
|Reference for age:||White, L. T., Hall, R., Armstrong, R. A., Barber, A. J., BouDagher Fadel, M., Baxter, A., Wakita, K., Manning, C. & Soesilo, J. (2017). The geological history of the Latimojong region of western Sulawesi. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 138 72-9|
|Köppen climate type:||Af : Tropical rainforest climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Salu Bullo|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Salu Bullo|
The Salu Bullo gold deposit are situated in the Latimojong Metamorphic Complex, Sulawesi, Indonesia. These deposits are hosted in pumpellyite- to greenschist-facies metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks. Total gold contents are estimated at 6.1 Mt at 2.1 ppm Au.
Gold occurs primarily as fracture filling within early sulfides and as round cogenetic inclusions within sulfides, mainly in pyrite. All microscopically visible gold occurs as inclusion or as crack filling rather than as free grains in quartz. Grain sizes of gold (Au85-88Ag12-15) range from submicroscopic (<2 µm) to 30 µm. In addition, mineralized veins contain chalcopyrite and fahlore assemblages, often associated with covellite, galena, sphalerite, and marcasite. A Cu-Ag-As-Sb-(Hg) mineral association comprising tetrahedrite, luzonite/famatinite, and acanthite, is frequently associated with gold-bearing veins. Mercury is present as a minor element in tetrahedrite intergrown with chalcopyrite and pyrite; some samples carry mercurian tetrahedrite with up to 17.28 wt% Hg.
40 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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|Pliocene - Miocene|
2.588 - 23.03 Ma
|Miocene-Pliocene mixed volcanic, volcaniclastic and sedimentary rocks|
Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.