Pine Creek Orogen
Sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous: greywacke, shale, siltstone, sandstone, dolostone, tuff, granite, felsic volcanic rocks, dolerite, basalt, micaceous schist, metapelite, calc-silicate rock, quartzite.
Variably deformed and metamorphosed Palaeoproterozoic metasedimentary and intrusive rocks forming part of the North Australian Craton.
Overlies Neoarchaean basement. Unconformably overlain by Palaeo-Mesoproterozoic McArthur and Birrindudu basins, Palaeozoic Daly and Arafura basins and Phanerozoic Money Shoal Basin.
Up to 14 km.
Hosts a variety of mineral commodities including gold, uranium, base metals, PGE, iron ore, manganese, magnesite and phosphate.
Lower greenschist to granulite.
Ahmad M and Hollis JA, 2013. Chapter 5: Pine Creek Orogen: 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