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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'

'Allanite Group'

Almandine

Andalusite

'Andradite-Grossular Series'

Ankerite

Anthophyllite

'Apatite'

Arseniosiderite

Arsenopyrite

Augite

Azurite

Baryte

Beryl

'Biotite'

Bismoclite

Bismuth

Calcite

Cassiterite

Cerussite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Clinobisvanite

Clinozoisite

Columbite-(Fe)

Cordierite

Cubanite

Cummingtonite

Diopside

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Elbaite

Epidote

'Feldspar Group'

Ferro-actinolite

Ferro-hornblende

Galena

'Garnet'

Gersdorffite

Goethite

Gold

var: Electrum

Goldmanite

Graphite

Greenalite

Grossular

Grunerite

Gypsum

Hafnon

Halite

Hedenbergite

Hematite

var: Martite

var: Specularite

'Hornblende'

Ilmenite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

Kimrobinsonite (TL)

'Lepidolite'

'Limonite'

Löllingite

Magnetite

Malachite

Maldonite

'Manganese Oxides'

Marcasite

Microcline

Microlite Group

var: Cesstibtantite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Sericite

Natropharmacosiderite (TL)

Nickeline

'Olivine'

Opal

var: Common Opal

Pharmacosiderite

Phlogopite

Prehnite

Pyrite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

Scheelite

Schorl

Scorodite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

'Silica'

Sillimanite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Sphalerite

Spinel

Stibiotantalite

Stilpnomelane

Talc

Tantalite-(Mn)

Thorite

Titanite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tsumoite

Vanadinite

Zircon

Zoisite


85 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Localities in this Region

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References

Kim Macdonald 2013

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