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Magdala gold deposit (Magdalena mine), Stawell, Northern Grampians Shire, Victoria, Australia

Gold mineralization in the Magdala deposit at Stawell is hosted within deformed turbidites and the underlying mafic volcanic successions. This setting is atypical when compared to the slate-hosted gold deposits elsewhere in the Lachlan orogen.

Note: the 'Hangingwall reefs' are high-grade auriferous quartz lodes that occur in the upper levels of the Magdalena mine (Henry et al., 2006).
Gold was produced from these reefs in 1856-1880.

Mineral List

Actinolite
Ankerite
'Apatite'
Arsenopyrite
Bornite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Enargite
Galena
Gold
Graphite
Ilmenite
Magnetite
Minnesotaite
Muscovite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Siderite
Stilpnomelane
Tetrahedrite


23 entries listed. 21 valid minerals.

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References

- Econ Geol (1994) 89:566-583
- J. McL. Miller and C. J. L. Wilson (2002): The Magdala Lode System, Stawell, Southeastern Australia: Structural Style and Relationship to Gold Mineralization across the Western Lachlan Fold Belt. Economic Geology 97, 325-349.
- A. L. Dugdale, C. J. L. Wilson and R. J. Squire (2006): Hydrothermal alteration at the Magdala gold deposit, Stawell, western Victoria. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 53 (in press)
- Henry, D. A. et al. (2006): Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 53, 759-766.
- Mineralium Deposita 43 (2008), 759-776.
- Mineralium Deposita (2009) 44, 205-219
- Dugdale, A. L. et al. (2010): Gold mineralization under cover in southeast Australia: A review of an exploration initiative for Stawell-type deposits. Ore Geology Reviews, 37, 41-63.

- http://www.earth2006.org.au/papers/extendedpdf/Wilson.pdf#search=%22Magdala%20gold%20deposit%22 [Link Broken? Jan 2014]


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