|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||17° 25' 0'' South , 125° 18' 39'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-17.41667,125.31111|
|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.
16 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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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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|Calymmian - Paleoproterozoic|
1400 - 2500 Ma
|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. 
1800 - 2050 Ma
Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Ruins Dolerite
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).