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Turtle Creek, Napier Downs Station, Derby-West Kimberley Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 25' 0'' South , 125° 18' 39'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -17.41667,125.31111
GeoHash:G#: quchgt2u8
Locality type:Creek
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Located 64 km eas south east of Napier Downs Homestead in the King Leopold Orogen.

Massive stratabound sulphide mineralisation in carbonaceous phyllite, with metadolerite above and below, in the north-east limb of the north-west trending Richenda Anticline.

Contains limonitic malachite stained gossan (described as spectacular by the source), 270 metres long by 6 metres wide.

Explored by Richenda 1974 to 1974, and again in 1980-1981, Cygnet 1987-1989, Moonbeam 1985-1987, and Pancon 1991.

The MIndat co-ordinates are approximate.



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16 valid minerals.

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Calymmian - Paleoproterozoic
1400 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3184852
Paleoproterozoic-Mesoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1400 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: King Leopold Orogen

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. [154]

Orosirian
1800 - 2050 Ma



ID: 748248
Ruins Dolerite

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Ruins Dolerite

Description: Medium to fine grained metadolerite forming layered (porphyritic/non-porphyritic) mafic sills, with pods of metaperidotite in places

Comments: igneous mafic intrusive; meta-igneous ultramafic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous mafic intrusive; meta-igneous ultramafic 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). [5]

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References

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Ferguson, K.M.(1999): Lead Zinc and Silver Deposits of Western Australia, Geological Survey of Western Australia (1999)

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