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A geochemical stream sediment survey in the Howe Hill area, far eastern Victoria
Title:
A geochemical stream sediment survey in the Howe Hill area, far eastern Victoria
Author:
MCKENZIE, D. A
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Melbourne: Department of Minerals & Energy, Victoria, 1981
Physical Description:
15p. : 9 illus., 3 tables, 1 document.
Series:
Geological Survey of Victoria Unpublished Report 1981/4
General Note:
(Reference Abstract -- Abstract ) a brief geochemical stream sediment survey has been carried out in an area near Howe Hill, east of Mallacoota Inlet, in far eastern Victoria. The alkaline Gabo Island Granite and associated rocks occur in this area and are considered to have a high potential for hosting mineralisation. Samples were analysed for copper, lead, zinc, iron, manganese, molybdenum, tungsten, tin, bismuth, boron and fluorine. This resulted in the identification of three anomalies which are considered worthy of follow-up work. A tin and a lead anomaly are adjacent to each other about 2 km west of Howe Hill. A NNW trending belt with high copper and zinc occurs over part of the Gabo Island Granite pluton, NW of Howe Hill. Copper is concluded to be the main element likely to be present in economic proportions. In addition to further work over the above anomalies, it is recommended that the stream sediment survey be extended to the north and east.