Abstract: Deerite in two meta-ironstones from Papua New Guinea coexists with quartz-albite-riebeckite-dannemorite-magnetite-spessartine-stilpnomelane-apatite-Ca/Mn carbonates and quartz-albite-crossite-ilmenite-spessartine-stilpnomelane-apatite respectively. Geochemical comparisons in the system FeO-MnO-MgO suggest that the P.N.G. deerites most closely resemble Franciscan types. However, the metamorphic assemblages more closely resemble Alpine types indicating metamorphism close to the lower P-T limit of deerite stability. Consistent differences in whole-rock and internal oxidation ratios between the two specimens suggest that fo2 may be important in determining deerite chemistry. A redox equation is suggested linking changes in deerite internal oxidation ratio with variable OH content.