Binti Binti chrysoprase mine, Gindalbie Goldfield, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire, Western Australia, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||30° 7' 29'' South , 121° 54' 9'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-30.12479,121.90240|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Locality description: 79 km north east of Kalgoorlie in the Yerilla Mineral Field.
Coordinates: 394270mE, 6666878mN.
References: Minedex Database, Geological Survey of Western Australia, 2006.
Located about 7 kilometres east of Lake Emu on the Yarri Road, and accessed via station tracks. There are three shallow pits and much upturned ground. Buildings and machinery indicate it may be an active prospector lease. The writer has not seen specimens from the location, although it is surprising what is hidden in local collections. Photographs are invited.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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2500 - 4000 Ma
|ultramafic and minor mafic rocks 74475|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Description: Tremolite-chlorite-talc amphibolite, metapyroxenite, pyroxenite, peridotite, serpentinite, ultramafic schists, komatiite, high-Mg basalt; also chalcedony, silica, jasper, silcrete, silica cap rock on ultramafic rocks
Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia).