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Wafi-Golpu deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guineai
Regional Level Types
Wafi-Golpu depositDeposit
Morobe ProvinceProvince
Papua New GuineaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
6° 51' 45'' South , 146° 27' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bulolo16,042 (2017)43.1km


An underground porphyry Cu-Au deposit.

Regions containing this locality

AsiaContinent
New GuineaIsland
Woodlark PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Akuila Tawake (2012) Mineral Resources Potential and Mining in the Pacific Islands Region - Lessons Learned. Pacific-ACP States Regional Training Workshop on Geological, Technological, Biological and Environmental Aspects of Deep Sea Minerals. Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi Fiji. 13th–17th August 2012
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
OOxygen
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
AsArsenic
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Noku, S.K., Akasaka, M., and Matsueda, H. (2011) The Crater Mountain Deposit, Papua New Guinea: Porphyry-related Au-Te System. Resource Geology, 61, 63-75.
Rinne, M. L., Cooke, D. R., Harris, A. C., Finn, D. J., Allen, C. M., Heizler, M. T., & Creaser, R. A. (2018). Geology and geochronology of the Golpu porphyry and Wafi epithermal deposit, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Economic Geology, 113(1), 271-294.

External Links

http://dsm.gsd.spc.int/public/files/meetings/01_Terrestrial_Mining_and_Mineral_Resources_Potential_of_the_Pacific_Islands_Region_Akuila_Tawake.pdf [Akuila Tawake (2012) Mineral Resources Potential and Mining in the Pacific Islands Region - Lessons Learned. Pacific-ACP States Regional Training Workshop on Geological, Technological, Biological and Environmental Aspects of Deep Sea Minerals. Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi Fiji. 13th–17th August 2012]


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