OREAS 58P

OREAS 58P is a gold-copper-sulphur certified reference material (CRM) prepared from samples sourced from a porphyry copper-gold deposit located in central western New South Wales, Australia.
Mineralisation in the region is hosted by a sequence of late Ordovician to Early Silurian volcanics, intrusives and sediments that occur within the Bogan Gate Synclinorial Zone of the Lachlan Fold Belt. The western portion of this zone is dominated by volcanics and host to the Late Ordovician Goonumbla porphyry copper-gold deposits. These volcanics are interpreted to have erupted from shallow water to partly emergent volcanic centres and show a broad range in composition from shoshonite through to latite to trachyte. Coeval sub-volcanic quartz monzonite porphyries (and attendant mineralisation) have intruded the volcanics. They are generally small, sub-vertical, pipe-like intrusives. Typically the mineralised porphyries contain plagioclase and quartz phenocrysts in a matrix of fine-grained potassium feldspar and quartz with minor biotite
and hornblende.
Copper-gold mineralisation occurs as stockwork quartz veins and disseminations associated with potassic alteration. This alteration is intimately associated spatially and temporally with the small finger-like quartz monzonite porphyries that intrude the Goonumbla Volcanics. Sulphides are zoned laterally from the centres of mineralisation. The central portions are bornite-rich with minor chalcopyrite, zoning outward through equal concentrations of bornite and chalcopyrite, to an outermost chalcopyrite-rich zone. Pyrite increases outward at the expense of bornite.
Analyte Certified Value 1SD 95% Confidence Low 95% Confidence High Method
Au, Gold (ppb) 523 18 512 535 Pb Fire Assay
Cu, Copper (ppm) 5110 183 5024 5196 Aqua Regia Digestion
S, Sulphur (ppm) 6220 719 5744 6696 Aqua Regia Digestion
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