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Type: Thesis
Title: An investigation of the Mutooroo Copper Mine, South Australia
Author: Brooke, W. J. L.
Issue Date: 1966
School/Discipline: School of Physical Sciences
Abstract: The Mutooroo Mine was the largest copper producer in the Olary Province until its closure in 1914. Recent geophysical work and drilling have discovered a deeper massive sulphide body of over 8 million tons, averaging 1.66% copper. It is not yet economic, but the depth is unknown, and thick ore may occur in fold positions. The ore is epigenetic, and appears concentrated in one of the massive amphibolite dykes which have intruded the surrounding high grade schists and gneisses. Two narrow but distinct zones of hydrothermal alteration have been produced in the wall rocks. The ore was intruded before the last phase of metamorphism, and this has been recrystallized and deformed. This paper, being the first detailed investigation of the mine, examines general aspects of the petrology, mineragraphy, structure and economics.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (B.Sc.(Hons)) -- University of Adelaide, School of Physical Sciences, 1966
Where: Olary Domain, Curnamona Province, South Australia
Keywords: Honours; Geology; Olary Domain, Curnamona Province; Mutooroo Mine; copper mineralisation; petrology; mineralogy; metamorphism; structure
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