|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||17° 18' 44'' South , 127° 57' 30'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-17.31222,127.95833|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Located 21 km south west of Mabel Downs homestead. North-west of the Sally Malay nickel mine. Explored by BHP 1973-1975.
Ni-Cu-Co sulphide mineralisation associated with mafic and ultramafic intrusions including the Norton intrusion. Graphite has also been found in the area. This is part of the Tickalara Metamorphics affected by broad east-west repeated open folds. Deep buried metamorphism has caused carbon to crystalise as graphite flakes, preserved by cooling rocks, then subjected to folding and faulting. 100 metre long lense of low grade disseminated mineralisation.
5 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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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1600 - 1800 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic intrusive rocks|
Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)
Comments: Halls Creek Orogen
Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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. 
1800 - 2050 Ma
|Tickalara Metamorphics - mafic granulites|
Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Tickalara Metamorphics
Comments: igneous intermediate intrusive; meta-igneous mafic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous intermediate intrusive; meta-igneous mafic
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).