DEPOSIT CONSULTANCIES - Statistics
  No of deposits
Total 113 ORE DEPOSITS 113
   
30 WORLD-CLASS ORE DEPOSITS:  
Gold 18
Copper-gold 6
Massive lead-zinc-silver 3
Uranium 2
Nickel 1
   
Consultancies on 31% of Australia's Top-75 gold-producing deposits (Surbiton, 2009)  
   
9 COMMODITY TYPES:  
Gold 67
Copper-gold 20
Copper-gold-lead-zinc 8
Copper 2
Lead-zinc-silver 9
Uranium 2
Nickel 1
Coal 1
Oil/gas 1
(Tin, tungsten in earlier corporate career)  
   
14 DEPOSIT TYPES:  
Mesothermal gold-greenstone 28
Mesothermal gold non-greenstone 17
Antiform hinge zone gold (including saddle reef) 12
Epithermal gold 10
Carlin gold 1
Iron oxide copper-gold 15
Porphyry (copper)-gold 2
Mesothermal polymetallic pipe 4
Mesothermal copper-gold 7
Massive sulphide-base metals 10
Massive sulphide-nickel 1
Roll-front uranium 2
Coal 1
Oil/gas 1
   
15 TABULAR MASSIVE SULPHIDE DEPOSITS:  
Lead-zinc-silver-copper-gold 10
Nickel 1
   
56 OPERATING MINESITES:  
26 underground, 30 open pit  
> 50% of consultancies have produced optimisation of the mining geology strategy (italicised):  
See lists below:  
Underground:  
Broken Hill  
Pinnacles  
Cobar  
Peak  
Ernest Henry (pre-commissioning)  
Hadleigh Castle  
Ravenswood  
Thalanga (pre-commissioning)  
Gympie  
New Celebration  
Ora Banda  
Mount Marion (pre-commissioning)  
Frasers  
Golden Pig  
Yilgarn Star  
Sunrise Dam (pre-commissioning)  
Zapopan  
Bendigo  
Stawell  
Ballarat  
Mount Lyell  
Rosh Pinah  
Getchell  
Athabasca  
Ba Na Haw  
Pajingo  
Open pit:  
Cadia  
Tick Hill  
Ernest Henry  
Mount Oxide  
Century  
Mount Leyshon  
Ravenswood (pre-commissioning)  
Wirralie  
Camel Creek  
Big Rush (pre-commissioning)  
Cosmo Howley  
Union Reefs  
Brocks Creek  
Toms Gully  
Binduli  
New Celebration  
Tuckabianna  
Youanmi  
Reedy  
Orient Well  
Mount Morgans  
Marvel Loch  
Transvaal  
Copperhead  
Sunrise Dam  
Boddington  
Telfer  
Maldon  
Chatree  
Bonikro