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INTERPRETED PIMA-II SWIR MINERALOGY

PLATE No. 252.1


Panguna Mine Bougainville Cu-Au-Mo 2 porphyry Australasian & Pacific Porphyries
Sample Mineral1 Mineral2 Mineral3 Mineral4 Possible Possible Dominant Illite/muscovite composition
Mineral1 Mineral2
002r water
003r1 biotite
003r2 biotite +/-muscovite?
004r Mg biotite +/-carbonate?
005r biotite
006r1 biotite
006r2 biotite illite/muscovite muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
007r noise
008r biotite illite/muscovite tending to paragonitic (i.e. sodic and/or high octahedral Al)
009r biotite illite/muscovite muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
010r noise
011r illite/muscovite carbonate muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
012r carbonate chlorite/biotite illite +/-kaolinite
013c illite carbonate muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" mus covite or illite compositions)
014r illite carbonate chlorite muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
015c illite carbonate chlorite kaolinite muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
015m kaolinite illite carbonate chlorite/biotite
016c illite carbonate kaolinite muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
016m illite kaolinite carbonate muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
017r muscovite +/-carbonate tending to paragonitic (i.e. sodic and/or with high octahedral Al)
018r smectite-illite carbonate +/-kaolinite muscovitic (i.e. potassic or of "normal" muscovite or illite compositions)
019c chrysocolla kaolinite malachite
020r malachite

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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