|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||27° 16' 40'' South , 117° 31' 18'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-27.27778,117.52194|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Located 40 km north west of Cue in the Cue Mining District.
Coordinates: 551685mE, 6982678mN.
References: Minedex Database 2006.
Described historically as a large deposit but low grade wolfram. It is presently (2013) 80% owned by New Standard Energy Ltd, and 20% owned by Tungsten Mining NL. Little exploration or mining appears to have taken place in recent decades.
Historic records give various locations for the lease west, south, south-east and north of Callie Soak but all within a few kilometres of the spring. The lease had numerous owners, and small amounts of wolfram were produced. Gibb-Maitland states 8.41 tonnes of wolfram to 1918. It was first noted in 1908, the leaseholders G.Munro and Edward D. Merry who at the time was mine manager for the Cuddingwarra gold mine near Cue. The lease was 3 acres and described as new ground indicating this was the first discovery of wolfram at the site. The lease was named Good Shot.
In 1910, Kitching and Roberts applied for 10 acres at the site. A Mr Genge produced a small amount of wolfram from what is believed to be the same deposit. Somehow Paton and Hayes also was able to apply for the same lease in 1910 which they called Socialist of 6 acres. Gibb-Maitland states this is ML 18, 2.5 miles west of the Callie Soak. Across 1910-1913 they treated 194 tonnes for 6.11 tonnes of wolfram. Between 1913-1914 the same ground was applied for described as leases 47, 53, 54 and 55 in what appears to be a battle between several parties for the same lease.
In 1937 the lease was applied for by E.J. Gill of Cue for 100 acres covering two leases. Western Mineral Syndicate in 1952 crushed 251 tonnes of ore returning 1786 lb of wolfram concentrate from one parcel submitted. It was described as a trial crushing at the Cue battery indicating the syndicate had just taken up the lease in 1951. They were H.B. Jackson, K.C.J.F. Thorn, E. Scahill, and F.G. Forman. Two are noted as having operated other mines in the State.
The ore has been described as wolfram and scheelite ore. In 1909, State Mining Engineer, A. Montgomery, was given a specimen from the mine. This tested as Tungsten trioxide 65%, Ferrous oxide 16% and manganese oxide 3.07%. Gibb-Maitland in 1919 states Callie Soak is granite traversed by quartz veins containing wolframite, with minor scheelite and molybdenite, occurring as bunches in quartz-pegmatite veins with mica and kaolin.
If the Minedex co-ordinates are correct, the site does not appear easily accessible.
5 valid minerals.
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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
|low-Ca granite 74297|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive
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). 
|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Archean intrusive rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Yilgarn Craton
Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.