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INTERPRETED PIMA-II SWIR MINERALOGY

PLATE No. 251.1


Panguna Mine Bougainville Cu-Au-Mo 1 porphyry Australasian & Pacific Porphyries
Sample Mineral1 Mineral2 Mineral3 Mineral4 Possible Possible Dominant Illite/muscovite composition
Mineral1 Mineral2
001r Int chlorite epidote carbonate
002r illite amphibole +/-carbonate? muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
003r carbonate chlorite illite +/-amphibole
005r amphibole illite chlorite muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
006r illite/muscovite muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
007r illite carbonate tending to paragonitic (i.e. sodic and/or high octahedral Al)
008r noise
009r montmorillonite
010r Mg biotite
011r biotite/chlorite carbonate
012r biotite/chlorite illite carbonate tending to paragonitic (i.e. sodic and/or high octahedral Al)
013r1 biotite illite muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
013r2 water illite? tending to paragonitic (i.e. sodic and/or high octahedral Al)
14 Mg biotite
015r muscovite tending to paragonitic (i.e. sodic and/or with high octahedral Al)
016r chlorite/biotite carbonate +/-amphibole?
017r1 biotite illite +/-carbonate tending to phengitic (i.e. Mg/Fe substituted and/or low octahedral Al)
017r2 biotite/chlorite
018r illite kaolinite carbonate chlorite/biotite muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
019r muscovite tending to paragonitic (i.e. sodic and/or with high octahedral Al)
020r water

Samples on Lithotheque plates number left to right, commencing at top left. Samples are numbered 001-020. The letter after the
number refers to the type pf measurement made: r = representative; v = vein; vs = vein selvage; m = matrix; c = clast; l = layer; p =
phenocryst (if large). Not all plates contain 20 samples; not all samples have been measured; some samples have multiple
measurements. THIS PAGE IS DESIGNED TO BE PRINTED.

Interpretation by Dr Sasha Pontual of Ausspec International: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~pima/

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