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Mount Sholl Mine, Karratha, Roebourne Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 54' 40'' South , 116° 53' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.91135,116.89830
GeoHash:G#: qs71h14wx
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Located 23 km south of Karratha.

Layered intrusions predominantly gabbro and plagioclase bearing pyroxenite forming a thin marginal envelope to interlayered periodotite and pyroxenite. Disseminated and massive sulphides are located near the base contact, and massive sulphides are concentrated in depressions along the basal intrusive contacts beneath a sequence of mafic and ultamafic cumulates.

Explored by Westfield early 1970's. Chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, and pentlandite as lobate aggregates in a wedge shaped mass at the apex of an intrusion.


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7 valid minerals.

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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 931722
Whundo Group

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Whundo Group

Description: Basalt, dolerite, chert, ultramafic rocks, sedimentary rocks, rhyolite tuff, agglomerate, banded iron formation, andesite

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

Lithology: Igneous felsic volcanic; 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). [5]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3191737
Archean volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Pilbara Craton

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

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