Another PGC International Study Tour
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OzGold 2019
Australian Gold Deposits
4 to 11 November, 2019
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  CONTENTS - Deposits and dates
Australian Gold 2019 - was a professional development course for geoscientists in the minerals industry.   The itinerary included:
  • a selection of the most important gold deposits across Australia,   •  most of the significant styles of gold mineralisation found in Australia,
  • deposits from Archaean to Neoproterozoic to Palaeozoic in age,   • deposits spread across the continent from New South Wales to
    Victoria to Western Australia in both the Yilgarn and Paterson.

On to the next mine
Image:  Flying out to the next major gold mine
Participants were able to take any 1 or more days, up to the full 7 days of the tour, as suited their budget, availability and interest.
Deposits on the itinerary included:
    Click on deposit name link for geological summary
   Southeastern Australia
      Cowal - low to intermediate sulphidation epithermal, quartz-carbonate-base metal-gold deposits in the Ordovician Macquarie Arc of central New South Wales,
        Mon 4 November, 2019

      Northparkes - alkalic porphyry Cu-Au deposits hosted by an Ordovician shoshonitic volcano-intrusive centre of the Macquarie Arc, 100 km NE of Cowal,
        Tue 5 November, 2019

      Fosterville - high grade, orogenic gold deposit hosted by Ordovician turbiditic sedimentary rocks of the Lachlan Orogen, near Bendigo in central Victoria,
        Wed 6 November, 2019

   Archaean Yilgarn Craton, Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Western Australia
      Kalgoorlie Superpit at Fimiston - a single orogenic gold mineralised system hosted by Neoarchaean greenstones, Australia's largest gold deposit,
        Thu 7 November, 2019

      St. Ives - Invincible - a major distributed cluster of orogenic gold deposits in a Neoarchaean greenstone sequence,
        Fri 8 November, 2019

   Neoproterozoic Paterson Orogen, NW Western Australia
      Telfer - vertically stacked stratabound quartz reefs and stockworks of gold-copper mineralisation hosted by domed Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks,
        Sat 9 November, 2019
      Travelling, Pilbara to Perth 
        Sun 10 November, 2019

   Archaean Yilgarn Craton, Southwest Terrane, SW Western Australia
      Boddington - a Neoarchaean, structurally controlled, intrusion-related gold-copper stockwork, lens and vein deposit in southwestern Western Australia,
        Mon 11 November, 2019

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For more information contact:   T M (Mike) Porter, of Porter GeoConsultancy   (

This tour was designed, developed, organised, managed and escorted by
T M (Mike) Porter of Porter GeoConsultancy Pty Ltd.

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