An AMF-PGC International Study Tour
Developed & Managed by Porter GeoConsultancy
OzMines '99
Major Australian Base Metal Mines
5 to 11 December 1999
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Image: The "Line of Lode" at Broken Hill.   
Broken Hill


This tour was arranged at the request, and to the specifications of, the Inner Mongolia Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources and the Beijing office of Billiton Development B.V.

The emphasis was on both regional & ore deposit scale geology, exploration, evaluation & metallurgy of the deposits visited, which concentrated on sediment and metamorphic hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposits and Iron-oxide Cu-Au ores.

The tour visited the following mines:
  • Broken Hill Zn-Pb-Ag, NSW,
  • Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au, South Australia,
  • McArthur River Zn-Pb-Ag, Northern Territory,
  • Mt Isa Zn-Pb-Ag, Queensland,
  • Cannington Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu, Queensland,
  • Osborne Au-Cu, Queensland.
In addition to the mine visits, there was a field workshop at Broken Hill conducted by the NSW Department of Mineral Resources.

Travel around Australia was by fast, pressurised turbo-jet charter aircraft. The program was completely organised and managed by Porter GeoConsultancy.

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

This tour was organised by:
T M (Mike) Porter of Porter GeoConsultancy Pty Ltd on behalf, and to the specification, of the client.

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