Citation

Oldham, H., 1950. First progress report on the geophysical survey of the Astrolabe mineral field, Papua. Record  1950/054. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The areas included in the geophysical survey, namely the Laloki, Moresby-King and Dubuna leases, are among those held by Mandated Alluvials N.L., and lie in the Astrolabe Mineral Field. The positions of the leases held by the Company are shown in Plate G73-1. Laloki, the main producer of copper, is situated 20 miles by road from Port Moresby, near the junction of Sapphire Creek with the Laloki River. The Bureau was requested by Mandated Alluvials to carry out a geophysical survey in the vicinity of the known deposits and in adjacent areas. Both Laloki and Moresby-King mines has been in production up to the time when the war in New Guinea caused a suspension of operations. During the war the mine workings and much of the plant were completely destroyed. When consideration was given to the best method of reopening the mines it was decided that, if a large enough tonnage or ore could be proved sufficiently close to the surface, it would be most profitable to continue open-cut mining, and possibly install a flotation concentrator to avoid the troubles that had always accompanied smelting. The aim of the geophysical survey was, therefore, to locate a body of ore large enough to justify the adoption of these mining and treatment methods.
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