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Volcanic-hydrothermal breccias at the Lihir alkalic gold deposit, Papua New Guinea


Lawlis, E and Cooke, DR and Harris, AC, Volcanic-hydrothermal breccias at the Lihir alkalic gold deposit, Papua New Guinea, Proceedings of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Conference 2015: Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World, 24-27 August 2015, Nancy, France, pp. 317-320. ISBN 978-2-85555-065-7 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The Lihir gold deposit contains seven, large, composite volcanic-hydrothermal breccia bodies that are intimately associated with deposit-scale structures. There is a strong spatial relationship between the margins of the volcanic-hydrothermal breccia bodies and epithermal mineralization in Coastal and Kapit ore zones and the Kapit NE prospect. The volcanic-hydrothermal breccias have a late-mineralization timing.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:epithermal gold, diatreme, breccia, Lihir, Ladolam, phreatomagmatic, phreatic, Papua New Guinea
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Resource geoscience
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Objective Field:Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lawlis, E (Miss Erin Lawlis)
UTAS Author:Cooke, DR (Professor David Cooke)
ID Code:107009
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Centre for Ore Deposit Research - CODES CoE
Deposited On:2016-03-01
Last Modified:2017-10-30
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