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Kambalda nickel deposits, Western Australia

R. Woodall

Kambalda nickel deposits, Western Australia

by R. Woodall

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Published by Institution of Mining and Metallurgy in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Preprint of a paper submitted for discussion at the ninth Commonwealth Mining and Metallurgical Congress, London, 5 to 24 May, 1969.

StatementR. Woodall, G.A. Travis.
SeriesPaper / Commonwealth Mining and Metallurgical Congress. Mining and Petroleum Geology Section (9th : 1969 : London) -- 26
ContributionsTravis, G. A., Commonwealth Mining and Metallurgical Congress, (9th : 1969 : London)
The Physical Object
Pagination17p.
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13953799M

Kambalda's nickel deposits are believed to have formed approximately billion years ago. The deposits were formed in lava channels, created by 'rivers' of lava that extended for many miles. Under the right circumstances, nickel sulphides pooled at the base of these lava flows, forming ribbon-like lenses of sulphides.   Mincor Resources has delivered another standout nickel hit at its Cassini sulphide deposit near Kambalda in Western Australia. Its ongoing diamond drilling at .

Nickel exploration began in Western Australia in with the International Nickel Company after they discovered a large but uneconomic deposit on the border with South Australia. There was little interest in nickel until , when the Western Mining Corporation exploration team was told nickel had been identified in rocks around Kambalda. Lesher CM, Arndt NT, Groves DI () Genesis of komatiite-associated nickel sulphide deposits at Kambalda. Western Australia: A distal volcanic model. In: Buchanan DL, Jones MJ (eds) Sulphide deposits in mafic and ultramafic rocks. Inst Min Metal, London, pp 70–80 Google ScholarCited by:

Kambalda type komatiitic nickel ore deposits are a class of magmatic iron-nickel-copper-platinum-group element ore deposit in which the physical processes of komatiite volcanology serve to deposit, concentrate and enrich a Fe-Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulfide melt within the lava flow environment of an erupting komatiite volcano. Located within the township of Kambalda, Kambalda Village provides accommodation to surrounding gold and nickel mines. Boasting single rooms with en-suite bathrooms, a restaurant and bar on the grounds, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, and more! Learn more about our .


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Kambalda nickel deposits, Western Australia by R. Woodall Download PDF EPUB FB2

The company acquired a substantial land position in the area, and on Janudiamond drill hole KD1 intersected m of massive sulfide which assayed percent Ni. Kambalda nickel deposits This discovery led to an unprecedented boom in exploration activity for nickel in Western Australia.

The book recounts the pre-Kambalda era for nickel, the great Kambalda discoveries and development and the first days of lateritic mining and processing at Greenvale in Queensland.

Then there were the new mines of the nickel boom outside of Kambalda – at Scotia, Nepean and Carr Boyd to name a few, followed by the sulphide nickel and laterite nickel developments at or near Ravensthorpe. Louthean worked on the book through a time when nickel prices crashed to their lowest levels in more than a decade, an event that resulted in the closure of at least four Kambalda nickel operations and caused a sharp economic decline in the town, 50km south of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

In 3 libraries. [9] leaves: ill., maps ; 21 X 30 cm. Nickel ores -- Western Australia -- Kambalda. Western Australia book sulphide deposits. Western Australia. Kambalda. The Kambalda nickel mines lie within the south-central section of the Archaean Norseman-Wiluna greenstone belt, 60 to km SSE of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

More than 22 deposits worked as part of the Kambalda operation, includes those on the flanks of the Kambalda and Widgiemooltha domes, and within the St Ives, Tramway and Golden Ridge - Carnilya Hill belts, and other equivalent.

The Kambalda nickel field contains the major concentration of volcanic peridotitc-associated nickel ores in the Archean of Australia. It occupies an area of km 2 underlain by two sequences of ultramafic, mafic, and felsic volcanics, and sedimentary rocks, which can be broadly correlated with previously erected regional stratigraphic sections.

Most ores occur in the lower (Kambalda Cited by: The Kambalda Nickel District in Western Australia is one of the world's great nickel provinces. Since its discovery by WMC Resources Ltd in it has produced over 47 million tonnes of ore, containing more than million tonnes of nickel metal.

Renewed interest in the area occurred in when George Cowcill took samples of what he thought was uranium. Subsequent analysis found significant deposits of nickel and by Western Mining Corporation had established Australia's first nickel mine.

It is fair to describe Kambalda as Australia's first nickel mining towns. Alteration of the Kambalda Komatiite Formation in the Hannan Lake area, near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia M.

Heydari1, S.H. Hagemann1, P. Neumayr1, and W.E. Stone2 1C entre f or Global M ta l geny, Sc hool f Earth a nd Geograp ical Sci nces, The U versi y of Western Australia Crawley, WA File Size: 1MB. Mincor Resources has confirmed a per cent increase to its nickel sulphide reserves in the Kambalda district, Western Australia.

Its reserves are now sitting at 65, nickel. The geology of the Agnew nickel deposit, Western Australia M.J.

Gole, S.J. Barnes and R.E.T. Hill Kambalda deposits. Previous accounts of the geology ofthe Agnew deposit have. Geoinformatics Explorations Ltd., 57 Havelock Street, West Perth, Western AustraliaAustralia Abstract Integrated three-dimensional structural studies have led to new insights into the geologic controls on the dis-tribution of magmatic nickel sulfide ore shoots associated with metakomatiites at the Archean Kambalda dome, Western Size: 1MB.

However, komatiite-hosted nickel deposits are found only in the Archean complexes of the Precambrian cratons: the Barberton greenstone belt (South Africa), the Abitibi Belt (Canada) and Kambalda (Western Australia).

This article takes attempts to explain komatiite formation and characteristics, and to elucidate the economic importance of these rocks. THE SUPERGENE ALTERATION OF PYRRHOTITE- PENTLANDITE ORE AT KAMBALDA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA Paperback – January 1, by et al Nickel, E.H.

(Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Pamphlet Author: et al Nickel, E.H. MINERALOGY OF MELONITE-GROUP AND OTHER TELLURIDES FROM THE IVREA-VERBANO BASIC COMPLEX, WESTERN ITALIAN ALPS + platinum-group minerals from the kambalda nickel deposits, western australia [G.

& Rinaldi, R. + Hudson, D.R. Garuti] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : D.R. Garuti, G. & Rinaldi, R. + Hudson. Focus on nickel in Western Australia Since the discovery of high-grade nickel deposits at Kambalda by Western Mining Corporation almost 50 years ago inWestern Australia continues to be a significant force in the global picture of the nickel-cobalt industry.

The industry has gone through a series of boom-bust cyclesFile Size: KB. The Kambalda nickel mines lie within the south-central section of the Archaean Norseman-Wiluna greenstone belt, 60 km SSE of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

The lowest member of the host succession is the Lunnon Basalt which is overlain by the host Ma Kambalda Komatiite, followed by the Devon Consols Basalt and a package of basalts and. KOMATIITE-HOSTED NICKEL SULPHIDE DEPOSITS, AUSTRALIA Comments on genesis Type 1 deposits~recent models (Lesher et al.LesherLesher & CampbellBarnes et al.Perring et al.

) involve thermal and/or physical erosion of sulphidicFile Size: 2MB. This book has been cited by the following publications.

'This is ore deposit geology the way most professional economic geologists think, using deposit descriptions as a basis for understanding genetic processes.

The geology of the Kambalda nickel field, Western Australia. Economic Geol – Grove, D., and Harris, C. ().Author: John Ridley. Nickel deposits at Kambalda (Western Australia) are the type example for magmatic sulfides found on the basal contacts of channelized komatiite lava flows (Gresham and Loftus-Hills,Lesher et al.,Cowden,Lesher,Cowden and Roberts,Beresford et al.,Beresford et al.,Barnes, a, Barnes et al., Cited by:.

Kambalda, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia, Australia: The deposit was discovered and mining commenced Owned by Western Mining. In this deposit was estimated to contain 7% of the western world's nickel reserves.The Victor Decline at IGO's Long Nickel Mine, which is due to close today. Credit: Christian Sprogoe/IGO Times have been trying for nickel over the past five years, and Kambalda, where the base metal was discovered in and a network of high-grade nickel sulphide mines have fed the now BHP-owned Kambalda Concentrator since it was opened a year later, has been hit hardest.Exploration at Kambalda Nickel Operations, Western Australia, has focused on developing a repetitive robust geochemical method that can vector towards Ni–Cu–PGE sulphide deposits.

One method has been developed so as to utilise element ratios in a manner which are compatible with the genetic geological exploration model for komatiite Cited by: