Sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous: greywacke, shale, siltstone, sandstone, BIF, carbonaceous shale, amphibolite, dolerite, granite, felsic volcanic rocks.
Palaeoproterozoic metasedimentary, intrusive and volcanic rocks forming part of the North Australian Craton.
Overlain by the Palaeo-Mesoproterozoic Birrindudu Basin to the north and Neoproterozoic to Palaeozoic Wiso Basin to the east. Has transitional contact with the Palaeo-Neoproterozoic Aileron Province to the southeast.
Hosts world class orogenic gold deposits. Potential for REE mineralisation and unconformity-style or palaeochannel-hosted uranium
Greenschist to amphibolite facies.
Ahmad M, Vandenberg LC and Wygralak AS, 2013. Chapter 11: Tanami Region: 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