Warumpi Province

Lithology:

Metamorphic, igneous and volcanic: variably metamorphosed clastic sediments, metavolcanic rock, cordierite granulite, calc-silicate rocks, dolerite, mafic rock, granite.

Warumpi Province

Epoch Min:

Palaeoproterozoic.

Epoch Max:

Palaeoproterozoic.

Age Min:

1600 Ma.

Age Max:

1690 Ma.

Summary:

Forms part of the Arunta Region. A poly-deformed late Palaeoproterozoic orogenic domain interpreted to be accreted onto the North Australian Craton.

Relationship:

Faulted contact with the Palaeo-Neoproterozoic Aileron Province. Overlain by, and in fault contact with, the Neoproterozoic to Palaeozoic Amadeus Basin to the south.

Thichness:

N/A.

Economic:

Minor known base metal mineralisation, but considered highly prospective.

Metamorphism:

Greenschist to granulite facies.

Main Reference:

Scrimgeour IR, 2013. Chapter 13: Warumpi Province: in Ahmad M and Munson TJ (compilers) ‘Geology and Mineral Resources of the Northern Territory’. Northern Territory Geological Survey, Special Publication 5
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Last updated: 28 November 2017