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Yilgarn Shire, Western Australia, Australia
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The Shire of Yilgarn is 400 kilometres east of Perth, covers 30 720 square kilometres, and has a population of 1 576 (2011).

It sits at the eastern boundary of the wheatbelt agricultural regions, and the western edge of the Goldfields region. The economy is based on cereal growing/sheep, the pastoral industry, mining and tourism. Gold, gypsum, salt and iron ore is mined in the shire.

The largest town is Southern Cross on the Great Eastern Highway. Other towns include Koolyanobbing (mining camp), Bullfinch and Marvel Loch. There are many ghost-towns in the shire, and the three towns mentioned existence is entirely dependent on the nearby mine to it remaining open. The shire is largely flat with the occasional low hill, or steep rise. A lot of the shire is covered in dry heathland or salmon gum woodland.

Southern Cross was established in the 1890's when gold was discovered. The shire contains hundreds of old gold mines, too many for Mindat to list. A line of historic and modern goldmines follows a north-south greenstone belt from Bullfinch through Southern Cross and onto Marvel Loch. The other major mining operation in the shire is iron ore from Koolyanobbing.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Actinolite
Albite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Almandine
Anthophyllite
'Apatite'
Arseniosiderite
Arsenopyrite
Baryte
Beryl
'Biotite'
Bismoclite
Bismuth
Calcite
Cassiterite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Clinobisvanite
Clinozoisite
Columbite-(Fe)
Cordierite
Cubanite
Cummingtonite
Diopside
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
Elbaite
Epidote
Ferro-actinolite
Ferro-hornblende
Galena
'Garnet'
Gersdorffite
Goethite
Gold
var: Electrum
Goldmanite
'Grandite'
Graphite
Greenalite
Grossular
Grunerite
Gypsum
Hafnon
Halite
Hedenbergite
Hematite
Hematite
var: Specularite

'Hornblende'
Ilmenite
Jarosite
'K Feldspar'
Kimrobinsonite (TL)
Lepidolite
'Limonite'
Löllingite
Magnetite
Maldonite
'Manganese Oxides'
Microcline
Microlite Group
var: Cesstibtantite
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
var: Sericite
Natropharmacosiderite (TL)
Nickeline
'Olivine'
Pharmacosiderite
Phlogopite
Prehnite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Scheelite
Schorl
Scorodite
'Serpentine Group'
Siderite
'Silica'
Sphalerite
Spinel
Stibiotantalite
Stilpnomelane
Talc
Tantalite-(Mn)
Thorite
Titanite
'Tourmaline'
Tremolite
Tsumoite
Zircon
Zoisite


94 entries listed. 74 valid minerals. 2 type localities (valid minerals).

Localities in this Region

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References

Kim Macdonald 2013

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