|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||31° 1' 0'' South , 121° 41' 4'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-31.01667,121.68472|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Nickel deposit located in Archaean greenstones 20 km north of Kambalda.
Explored by Great Boulder in 1967. Nickel associated with gold (and minor un-named tellurides), but mineralisation is erratic with high arsenical contents.
The host is talc-carbonate, chlorite-serpentinite, amphibolite, and metasedimentary units. The deposit is complex, containing quartz-carbonate-sulphides-arsenides in veins trending north north-west, with the deposit plunging gently in the same direction. It is 800 metres long and 90-240 metres wide.
The Mindat co-ordinates are approximate. The mine in the immediately area is believed to be the Mount Martin Gold Mine listed under South Kal Mines Woolibar Station.
12 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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2500 - 4000 Ma
|ultramafic and minor mafic rocks 74475|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Description: Tremolite-chlorite-talc amphibolite, metapyroxenite, pyroxenite, peridotite, serpentinite, ultramafic schists, komatiite, high-Mg basalt; also chalcedony, silica, jasper, silcrete, silica cap rock on ultramafic rocks
Comments: igneous ultramafic intrusive; meta-igneous ultramafic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous ultramafic intrusive; meta-igneous ultramafic 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.