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Lithospheric-scale structures in New Guinea and their control on the location of gold and copper deposits

White, Lloyd; Morse, Michael; Lister, Gordon


The locations of major gold and copper deposits on the island of New Guinea are considered by many to be controlled by a series of transfer faults that strike N-S to NE-SW, perpendicular to the long axis of the island. The premise is that these faults dilate perpendicular to the regional stress field, forming conduits for metalliferous gases and fluids to drop out of solution. However, the data on which this idea was first proposed were often not presented or, when the data were presented, were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Solid Earth
DOI: 10.5194/se-5-163-2014


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