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New Cobar Mine (Cobar gold mine; Jubilee), Cobar, Robinson Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 31' 2'' South , 145° 51' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -31.5173432041, 145.854322911
Age:At least 5000 Ma
Geologic Time: : to Early Devonian
Reference for age:Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.


Active open pit Cu-Au mine 3 km south of the township of Cobar.
Located in the parish of Cobar.

A multiple vein deposit.
The mine has been worked as an underground mine and open cut.

Oxidation zone rich in a large variety of secondary minerals of Pb, Cu, As and others.


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Early Devonian
393.3 - 419.2 Ma
Great Cobar Slate

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 419.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Great Cobar Slate

Description: Carbonaceous mudstone with thin interbeds of fine siltstone, rare graded, medium to fine grained quartzose sandstone

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic

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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References

Andrews, E.C. (1913) Report on the Cobar Copper and Gold-field. Part I. New South Wales Department of Mines, Geological Survey, Mineral Resources No.17, 207 pages.

Gray, G.J. (1920) Cobar gold mine ore reserve estimates. Great Cobar Ltd report.

Rayner, E.O. (1969) The copper ores of the Cobar region, New South Wales, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Memoir Geology 10, 131 pages.

Ryan, D. (1993) CRAE's exploration programs in the Temora and Cobar goldfields, New South Wales - The State of Exploration, Conference Summaries, pp.25-27.

Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.

Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R., Williams, P.A. (2003) Mineralogy of the oxidised zone at the New Cobar orebody. Advances in Regolith. CRC LEME, Bentley, 267-270.

Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R., Sharpe, J.L., Williams, P.A. (2005) Secondary minerals from the central Cobar mines. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 75-82.

Dr. A.R. McKinnon (2012) personal communication to Mindat.

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