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Collerina Mine (West Bogan Mine), Tottenham district, Flinders Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 2' 32'' South , 147° 3' 7'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -32.04240,147.05206
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate

A small mine at Collerina Hall, 35 km NW of Tottenham, Cobar region. Mining started at about 1900. The deposit is mainly known for pseudomalachite and libethenite.
Today (2008), only a small, not very rewarding dump remains directly adjacent to the road.

Note: Name of the mine might not be correct, see Mindat message below.

It should be noted that this mine has also has been called the West Bogan Mine.

Mineral List

7 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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0 - 0.0117 Ma

ID: 766208
alluvium 38485

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: Channel and flood plain alluvium; gravel, sand, silt, clay; may be locally calcreted

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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). [5]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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McColl, D. H. (1978) Pseudomalachite from near Tottenham, New South Wales. Australian Mineralogist 1(16), 77-79.
McColl, D. H. (1978) Pseudomalachite from Australia. Mineralogical Record 9, 295.
Bowman, H.N., Richardson, S.J., and Dolanski, J. (1979) Narromine 1:250000 Metallogenic Study Map SI-55-3 Mine Data Sheets and Metallogenic Study. Geological Survey of N.S.W.
McKinnon, A. R., Sharpe, J. L. and Williams, P. A. (2005) Other notable mineral occurrences in the Cobar region. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Vol. 11 (1), 117-121.
Willis, J.L. & Stevens, B.P.J. (1971) Uranium. The Mineral Industry of New South Wales Bulletin No. 43. Department of Mines, Geological Survey of New South Wales (at p.38).

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