Are Tennant Creek Style Ironstone-Related Gold-Copper-Bismuth Deposits Unique? A Review of Available Data and a Comparison with Possible Analogous Deposits

Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
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Publication Date: Jan 1, 1994
The Proterozoic iron oxide related Au-Cu-Bi ('Tenant Creek style') deposits at Tennant Creek can be classified as syntectonic polymetallic hydrothermal replacement type mineralisation. These deposits have characteristics in common with a number of other Proterozoic iron oxide (Cu-U-Au-REE) hosted deposits in regions which include Southeast Missouri, USA; the Kiruna district, Sweden; the Great Bear Magmatic Zone, Canada; the Stuart Shelf, South Australia; and the Wemecke Mountains, Canada. Similarities between these and Tennant Creek style deposits include: 1. Tectonic Setting: Formed at shallow crustal levels (
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