|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||27° 2' 46'' South , 117° 42' 43'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-27.04614,117.71221|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Located 45 km north west of Cue.
In 1918, the owner of Glen Station, H. Ryan sent a parcel of ore for testing for this copper and silver deposit, 5 kilometres east from the homestead.
Explored by Union Oil, Homestake, and Hanna 1969 to 1972, Western Mining Corporation 1972-1974, and Pegmin/Seltrust 1981 to 1986. They described several lenses of polymetallic stratiform sulphides in chert, shale, phyllite and tuff. There were two gossans, 750 metres apart, on the south limb of an east plunging boat shaped syncline.
The lens plunge north north-west, the upper part at the basalt contact being sphalerite rich as disseminated and veinlet, while beneath this is pyrite rich.
Recently exploration companies have examined the deposit, drilling showing about 4.50% copper and more minor zinc, silver and gold. This was at a spot they call the South Limb Pod, described as shallow with weak weathering only extending a few metres below the surface, of a copper rich polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit.
9 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
- Igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
- Metamorphic rock
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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|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Archean volcanic rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Yilgarn Craton
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. 
3200 - 3600 Ma
|mafic intrusive rocks 74270|
Age: Paleoarchean (3200 - 3600 Ma)
Description: Mafic intrusive rocks, medium to coarse-grained; layered mafic to ultramafic intrusions; metadolerite; medium to coarse-grained metagabbro, dolerite and granophyre, local ultramafic bases
Comments: igneous mafic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous mafic 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).