Iron Duke Mine, Iron Duke Complex, Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||33° 16' 24'' South , 137° 6' 55'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-33.27333,137.11528|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
A large operating open cut iron mine, run by OneSteel. Access is difficult. The workforce is based in Whyalla. Hosted by a magnetite-hematite rich Proterozoic iron formation, running over 60km, with several major mines.
20 valid minerals.
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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1600 - 2500 Ma
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Middleback Subgroup
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). 
Francis, G.L., 2010. Minerals from the South Middleback Range deposits 2003-2008. (self published) 44pp.