|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||32° 27' 5'' South , 119° 40' 50'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-32.45139,119.68056|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
A nickel property owned by Outokumpu Oy till 1993 then Western Areas NL.
11 kilometres south of the North Ironcap hill.
Gossan discovered October 1969 by a prospector. Explored by Amax and Amoco who also discovered Cosmic Boy, Digger Rocks, Mount Hope, Liquid Acrobat and Seagull prospects.
The New Morning deposit strikes north and north-east, dipping 70-85 degrees east. Lens 3 kilometres long thickening in the south where the mineralisation is. Ni sulphides as low grade patchy dissemination in the upper and central unit, or disseminated matrix to massive and brecciated ore in the basal, or veins of breccia ore in the Footwall material. Pyrrhotite is 3 to 5 times more abundant than pentlandite, with minor pyrite.
The sequence includes Hanging Wall distal zone of semi-pelitic schist 1-300 metres thick; Hanging Wall massive to schistose tremolite-chlorite rocks, some serpentinite rich, amphibolite, chert 300-400 metres thick; black slate chert 15-50 metres thick; volcanic rocks 80-245 metres thick; pyritic chert 6-30 metres thick; ultramafic partly serpentinized green granular metadunite with minor talc, enstatite, chlorite, anthopyllite, olivine pseudomorphs, and Ni sulphides 20-170 metres thick; Footwall pale grey quartz-muscovite, sillimanite schist, some garnet, quartzite 300 metres thick.
12 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
- Igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
- Metamorphic rock
- Unclassifed rock
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 - 4000 Ma
|mafic extrusive rocks 74255|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Description: Metabasalt, high-Mg basalt, tholeiitic basalt, carbonated basalt, agglomerate, mafic schist, dolerite, amphibolite; porphyritic basalt and dolerite; komatiitic basalt; mafic pyroclastics; minor mafic schist with granite intercalations
Comments: igneous mafic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous mafic 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). 
|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Archean volcanic rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Yilgarn Craton
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.