A new copper exploration model.
The Burra (Burra) Mine, situated 150 km north of Adelaide within the Adelaide Geosyncline, produced 2.7 million tonnes of copper ore in two major mining phases: 1845 – 1877 and 1970 - 1981.
The entire length of the pit is occupied by a diapiric body intruding the Skillogalee Dolomite and may extend up to 500 m to the west. Recognition that the porphyry and associated mineralisation are of similar age to the host Skillogalee Dolomite promotes large tracts of the Adelaide Geosyncline as prospective for similar mineralisation.
The 3D model of the Burra Mine is based on elevation data points surveyed during the final phase of mining and geo-referenced original hand-drafted base map.
Details of the geological mapping and interpretation of the Burra Mine Project are available as a Report Book with associated datasets.
Note: these models are presented as a 'proof of concept' only and their accuracy (spatial or otherwise) should not be relied upon for exploration or other decision making processes.
Publication Date: Jan 2009
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