Journal article

The Hera orebody: A complex distal (Au-Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu) skarn in the Cobar Basin of central New South Wales, Australia

Joel A Fitzherbert, Adam R McKinnon, Phillip L Blevin, Kathryn Waltenberg, Peter M Downes, Corey Wall, Erin Matchan, Huiqing Huang

RESOURCE GEOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021


The Hera Au–Pb–Zn–Ag deposit in the southeastern Cobar Basin of central New South Wales preserves calc-silicate veins and remnant sandstone/carbonate-hosted skarn within a reduced anchizonal Siluro-Devonian turbidite sequence. The skarn orebody distribution is controlled by a long-lived, basin margin fault system, that has intersected a sedimentary horizon dominated by siliciclastic turbidite, with lesser gritstone and thick sandstone intervals, and rare carbonate-bearing stratigraphy. Foliation (S1) envelopes the orebody and is crosscut by a series of late-stage east–west and north–south trending faults. Skarn at Hera displays mineralogical zonation along strike, from southern spessartine–g..

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