Citation

Dow, D.B., 1961. The geology of the Sau River and environs, New Guinea. Record  1961/073. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

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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