Abstract

An area of approximately 800 square miles in the Western Highlands of New Guinea was mapped during a reconnaissance geological survey in 1959. Non-metamorphic Jurassic fine-grained marine sediments and Lower Cretaceous volcanics are faulted against an Eocene to Pliocene sequence of marine sediments and volcanics; these rocks are openly folded along northwest trending axes and dislocated by two major north-west trending faults. Pleistocene basic volcanics and alluvial deposits are the youngest rocks. A large basic pluton which intrudes Miocene and older rocks is the source of gold, platinum, and minor copper mineralisation.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

1961-01-01T00:00:00

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10800 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/10800/

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Earth Sciences

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English

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Canberra
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ACT
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Australia
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