Abstract

A geological survey of Bougainville and Buka, the northernmost islands of the Solomon group (Fig. 1) was carried out between April and July, 1965, by a Bureau of Mineral Resources party consisting of D. H. Blake, Y. Miezitis, D. D. Middleton, and F. S. Chong (Colombo Plan Fellow). The main object of the survey was to determine the geological setting of the gold and copper mineralization on Bougainville. The known gold and copper mineralization on Bougainville is associated with two porphyritic microdiorite bodies intruding agglomerate belonging to the Kieta Volcanics. The gold occurs in quartz stockworks within 'porphyry copper' deposits. Small quantities of alluvial and eluvial gold have also been found. Many of the beach sands around the coast of Bougainville contain concentrations of titaniferous magnetite.
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1967-01-01T00:00:00

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