The Porter GeoConsultancy Ore Deposit Database
Porter GeoConsultancy (PGC) has developed, and continues to expand and update a database of the world's more important ore deposits - currently totalling 1451.
This database includes details of the regional and local geological setting, descriptions of the mineralisation and alteration styles and reserves for each deposit or group of deposits, and for major mineral provinces. These descriptions vary from a paragraph to several thousand words, depending on available information encountered by PGC to date.
Each record indicates the date to which it is current, or the date of the most recent source consulted.
Each record also lists all of the papers in the PGC Publishing Literature Service Library that describe that deposit/mineral province in question.
The database may be interrogated in the following ways:
Deposit Name Search - Note that this option differs from the other exact word search formats on this site. When selecting by deposit name in the main Porter GeoConsultancy Database screen, or the PGC Publishing Listing Options screen, you need only enter any part of the name. You will then be given a list of deposits that include the character string you entered - eg. if you enter "brok" you will get "Broken Hill", Australia; "Aggeneys, Broken Hill", South Africa; "Kabwe, Broken Hill", Zambia; and "Stradbroke Island", Australia. You may then click on the one you want and the appropriate data will be displayed.
|By one or more of Deposit Name (or part thereof), Region or Country and Commodity via the main Porter Geoconsultancy Database option. This option allows you to view the geological descriptions and the citations of relevant literature.
|By Deposit Name (or part thereof), to study the ore deposit description, to view and order copies of papers describing the deposit, literature collections and/or PGC Books that contain papers on the deposit, its regional setting and similar deposit with the same commodity, ore type and/or in the same mineral province. This may be done via the Summary & Literature for Deposit Name search box on the PGC Publishing Listing Options page. DO NOT attempt a * truncation when entering a query.
Spelling - The deposit descriptions follow standard spelling convention commonly used in Australia, including the following: sulphide, mineralisation, grey, greywacke, metre, centre, tonnes, colour, aluminium, Palaeozoic, Archaean, dyke, feldspar, Carboniferous, etc..
Web Search - Many of these database records are indexed on search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bling and can be searched from those sources. Remember that the ore deposit descriptions are in free text and the content is variable. Enter the minimum number of search terms, and if the result is too large, then refine your query and browse the result. Enter 'Porter' among your search terms to get results from our database, and if only a limited number of results is offered, take the 'More results from www.portergeo.com.au' option offered at the end of the list from our site.
Do not be too specific with your search terms or deposit name. It is always more reliable to retrieve a larger number of deposits which may be browsed or subsequently refined.