Chapel Hill Diggings (Old Echunga diggings), Echunga goldfield, South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills), Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||35° 4' 60'' South , 138° 46' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-35.08333,138.76667|
|Köppen climate type:||Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate|
The predominent areas of both the Chapel Hill and Jupiter Creek diggings and now set aside as fossicking areas, for futher details contact PIRSA.
The Old Echunga Diggings comprise a number of locations on a 12km x 5km area. The gold was found and recovered from the quartz reefs in the Adelaide Geosyncline sediments (Aldgate Sandstone, Woolshed Flat shale/Burra group) and from alluvial deposits in the Tertiary and Quaternary formations.
Some of the names listed in the Chapel Hill Diggings include;
Chapel Hill diggings; Bells Hill diggings; Bells Hill rush; Dodds run; Hall; Hoskins Lead; Sandys Lead; Yorkeys Lead; Christmas Rush diggings; German Dam Rush diggings; New Rush diggings; Poor Mans Hill Rush diggings; National Gold mine; Poor Mans Hill Rush Gold, Prince Alfred Mine diggings.
Please check these before making a seperate listing.
This list most likely is not complete, please let me know if you find another listing for the area.
11 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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635 - 720 Ma
Age: Cryogenian (635 - 720 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Emeroo Subgroup
Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic
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).