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Nickel 2000
The Major Nickel Deposits of the World
May-June 2000
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Volume 1 - Archaean Terranes
Module 1A - Yilgarn Sulphides & Laterites, Australia

Overview
  • Geological Map of Section of the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia showing the deposits to be visited.

  • The Yilgarn Craton; Myers J S, Swager C - 1997, in De Witt M J, Ashwal L D (Eds), Greenstone Belts, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 5.12, pp 640-656.

  • Mineral potential of the Archaean Pilbara and Yilgarn Cratons, Western Australia; Witt W K, Hickman A H, Townsend D, Preston W A - 1998, AGSO Jour. of Aust. Geol. &Geophys., v 17, no. 3, pp 201-221.

  • Komatiite-Hosted Nickel Sulphide Deposits, Australia; Dowling S E, Hill R E T, - 1998, AGSO Jour. of Aust. Geol. &Geophys., v 17, no. 4, pp 121-127.

  • Introduction to Komatiites; Hill R E T, Barnes S J, Gole M J, Dowling S E, - 1990, in Physical Volcanology of Komatiites, A Field Guide to the Komatiites of the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt, Eastern Goldfields Province, Yilgarn Block, Western Australia, Excursion Guide Book No. 1, GSA (WA Division), Perth, pp 3-19.

  • Terminology for Layered Intrusions; Irvine T N - 1982, Journal of Petrology, v 23, Part 2, pp 127-162.

  • Komatiite Flow Fields and Associated Ni-Sulphide Mineralisation with examples from the Yilgarn Block, Western Australia; Barnes S J, Hill R E T, Perring C S, Dowling S E - 1999, in Keays R R, Lesher C M, Lightfoot P C, Farrow C E G, (Eds), Dynamic Processes in Magmatic Ore Deposits and their Application in Mineral Exploration, Geological Association of Canada, Short Course Notes, v 13, pp 159-194.

  • Geochemical Discrimination of Barren and Mineralised Komatiites in Dynamic Ore-Forming Magma Systems; Lesher C M, Burnham O M, Keays R R, Barnes S J, Hulbert L - 1999, in Keays R R, Lesher C M, Lightfoot P C, Farrow C E G, (Eds), Dynamic Processes in Magmatic Ore Deposits and their Application in Mineral Exploration, Geological Association of Canada, Short Course Notes, v 13, pp 451-477.

  • Nickel Laterites: Classification & Features; Brand N W, Butt C R M, Elias M - 1998, AGSO Jour. of Aust. Geol. &Geophys., v 17, no. 4, pp 81-88.

  • The Australian Regolith and Mineral Exploration; Taylor G, Butt C R M - 1998, AGSO Jour. of Aust. Geol. &Geophys., v 17, no. 4, pp 55-67.
Kambalda
  • Komatiite Hosted Nickel Sulphide Deposits, Kambalda; Cowden A, Roberts D E - 1995, in Hughes F E (Ed), Geology of the Mineral Deposits of Australia and Papua New Guinea, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 567-581.

  • Kambalda Nickel Deposits; Stone W E, Masterman E E, - 1998, in Berkman D A, Mackenzie D H (Eds), Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean Mineral Deposits, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 347-356.

  • Komatiites in the Kambalda Area; Hill R E T, Barnes S J, Gole M J, Dowling S E, - 1990, in Physical Volcanology of Komatiites, A Field Guide to the Komatiites of the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt, Eastern Goldfields Province, Yilgarn Block, Western Australia, Excursion Guide Book No. 1, GSA (WA Division), Perth, pp 20-24.
Mt Hunt Traverse
  • Introduction to the Geology of the Eastern Goldfields, Mt Hunt Area; Roberts I - 1999, Excursion Notes, East Yilgarn Terrane Custodianship, Geol. Surv. of WA, Kalgoorlie, 11 p.

  • An Early Thrust Duplex in the Kalgoorlie - Kambalda Greenstone Belt; Swager C P, Griffin T J - 1990, in Precambrian Research, Elsevier, Amsterdam, v 48 pp 63-73.

  • Deciphering the Tectonic Evolution of Archaean Greenstone Belts: the Importance of Contrasting Histories to the Distribution of Mineralisation in the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia - Barley M E, Groves D I - 1990, in Precambrian Research, Elsevier, Amsterdam, v 46 pp 3-20.
Silver Swan
  • Silver Swan, Cygnet and Black Swan Nickel Deposit; Hicks J D, Balfe G D, - 1998, in Berkman D A, Mackenzie D H (Eds), Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean Mineral Deposits, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 339-346.
Cawse
  • Cawse Nickel-Cobalt Deposit; Hellsten K, Lewis C R, Denn S, - 1998, in Berkman D A, Mackenzie D H (Eds), Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean Mineral Deposits, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 335-338.

  • Structural and Lithological Controls in the Formation of the Cawse Nickel Laterite Deposits, Western Australia - implications for supergene ore formation and exploration in deeply weathered terrains; Brand N W, Butt C R M, Hellsten K J, - 1996, in Grimsey E J, Neuss I, (Eds), Nickel '96: Mineral to Market, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 17-29 November, 1996, AusIMM Publication Series 6/96, pp 185-190.
Mt Keith
  • Mount Keith Nickel Deposit; Hopf S, Head D L, - 1998, in Berkman D A, Mackenzie D H (Eds), Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean Mineral Deposits, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 307-314.

  • Nickel Mineralisation and Geology in the Perseverance-Mount Keith Segment of the Agnew-Wiluna Greenstone Belt; Libby J W, Stockman P R, Langworthy P J, - 1997, AGSO Record 1997/41, pp 97-101.

  • Komatiites in the Agnew-Wiluna Greenstone Belt; Hill R E T, Barnes S J, Gole M J, Dowling S E, - 1990, in Physical Volcanology of Komatiites, A Field Guide to the Komatiites of the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt, Eastern Goldfields Province, Yilgarn Block, Western Australia, Excursion Guide Book No. 1, GSA (WA Division), Perth, pp 36-76.
Leinster
  • Perseverance Nickel Deposits; Libby J W, Stockman P R, Cervoj K M, Muir M R K, Whittle M, Langworthy P J, - 1998, in Berkman D A, Mackenzie D H (Eds), Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean Mineral Deposits, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 321-328.

  • Rocky's Reward Nickel Deposits; De-Vitry C, Libby J W, Langworthy P J, - 1998, in Berkman D A, Mackenzie D H (Eds), Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean Mineral Deposits, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 315-320.
Murrin Murrin
  • Murrin Murrin Nickel-Cobalt Deposits; Fazakerley V W, Monti R, - 1998, in Berkman D A, Mackenzie D H (Eds), Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean Mineral Deposits, The AusIMM, Melbourne, pp 329-334.

  • The Murrin Murrin Nickel Cobalt Project; Monti R, Fazakerley V W, - 1996, in Grimsey E J, Neuss I, (Eds), Nickel '96: Mineral to Market, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 17-29 November, 1996, AusIMM Publication Series 6/96, pp 191-195.

  • Mineralogy of the Murrin Murrin Nickel Laterites; Camuti K S, Riel R G, - 1996, in Grimsey E J, Neuss I, (Eds), Nickel '96: Mineral to Market, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 17-29 November, 1996, AusIMM Publication Series 6/96, pp 209-210.

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