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Barramine South (Barramine Camel Hump), Barramine Station, Gregory Ranges District, East Pilbara Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 55' 49'' South , 121° 2' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.93029,121.03751
GeoHash:G#: qsq0fmbb4
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate

Located 3 kilometres south of the abandoned Baramine homestead.

Located in the northern Gregory Ranges, 245 kilometres south-east of Port Hedland. Historic lead mines extend south-east of this deposit for about 30 kilometres following the ranges, but these should really be referred to as the Braeside area, and will be written separately.

Early history and detailed geology for Baramine South could not be located and needs more research.

Zinc and copper occur in highly altered pyritic acid volcanics. Ferguson states only malachite, cuprite, and chalcocite could be seen on the dumps. Historic workings extend for 30 metres along the veins, and also contains one shaft. No recorded production. Mineralisation is part of a quartz vein, dipping steeply east. Marston (1979) states a north north-west silicified fault zone, containing malachite and cuprite.

Explored in recent years by Pandell, Shaw River Manganese Ltd, and Laconia Resources.

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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2500 - 2800 Ma

ID: 805313
Maddina Formation

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Maddina Formation

Description: Massive, vesicular and amygdaloidal basalt, basaltic andesite, and andesite, minor dacite, dolerite sills; bedded lapilli, vitric, crystal and lithic tuff, volcaniclastic siltstone, shale, chert, sandstone, dolomite.

Comments: igneous mafic volcanic; igneous felsic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous mafic volcanic; igneous felsic volcanic

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]

3200 - 3600 Ma

ID: 3192463
Archean volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Paleoarchean (3200 - 3600 Ma)

Comments: Pilbara Craton

Lithology: Felsic volcanic 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]

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Ferguson, K.M. (1999) Lead, Zinc and Silver Deposits of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 15, 314p.
Marston, R.J. (1979) Copper Mineralization in Western Australia. Mineral Resources Bulletin 13, Geological Survey of Western Australia, 208p. 

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