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New Norcia prospect, New Norcia, Victoria Plains Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 5' 49'' South , 116° 15' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -31.09722,116.26389
GeoHash:G#: qd6xjduv8
Locality type:Prospect
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


Located 15 km south south east of New Norcia.

Pt-Pd-Cu-Ni prospect near Yardawindah Brook. Exploration has been in an area of forested upland surrounded by wheat farms.

Outcrop poor, and overlain by a lateritic cap. Explored 1975 by Otter, then Shell/Otter in 1977.

Anomalous values in metapyroxenite rock. The deposit is 800 metres long, trending north north-west. It consists of medium to coarse grained tremolite-actinolite rock, with metadolerite-gabbro, in cross cutting northern trending dykes, and small serpentinite lenses, quartz-feldspar schist, and amphibolite.

The Ni is disseminated, massive, matrix sulphides, with pyrrhotite dominant, and lesser chalcopyrite, minor pyrite, rare pentlandite.


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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 909266
felsic intrusives 74292

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Description: Undifferentiated felsic intrusive rocks, including monzogranite, granodiorite, granite, tonalite, quartz monzonite, syenogranite, diorite, monzodiorite, pegmatite. Locally metamorphosed, foliated, gneissic. Local abundant mafic and ultramafic inclusions

Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; igneous intermediate intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive; igneous intermediate 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). [5]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3189638
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Yilgarn Craton

Lithology: Amphibolite/granulite grade orthogneiss

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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Marston, R.J. (1984) Nickel Mineralization in Western Australia. Mineral Resources Bulletin 14, Geological Survey of Western Australia, 291p. 

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