Sedimentary, metamorphic, igneous and volcanic: metagreywacke, phyllite, shale, schist quartzite, felsic volcanic rocks, alkaline igneous intrusives and granite.
Comprising two Palaeoproterozoic basement inliers, the Murphy and Carrara Range, forming part of the North Australian Craton.
Unconformably overlain by, and faulted against, the Palaeo-Mesoproterozoic McArthur Basin to the north, Lawn Hill Platform and South Nicholson Basin to the south. Unconformably overlain by the Neoproterozoic to Palaeozoic Georgina Basin to the west.
Host Au-U, Cu, Sn and W prospects.
Ahmad M, Munson TJ and Wygralak AS, 2013. Chapter 8: Murphy Province: in Ahmad M and Munson TJ (compilers) ‘Geology and Mineral Resources of the Northern Territory’. Northern Territory Geological Survey, Special Publication 5
Last updated: 28 November 2017