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Beverley Mine, Paralana High Plains, North Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 11' 28'' South , 139° 35' 32'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.19111,139.59222
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


The Beverley uranium deposit was discovered in 1969 and is an active In-Situ-Leaching mine since 2002. The mine had already produced 4400 t of U3O8 (end 2005) and remaining resources were estimated at 13600 t U3O8. The exploration campaign undergone between the mine and the Northern Flinders Ranges lead to the discovery of a new prospect: the 4 Mile Creek Prospect.

The deposit is located in the siltstones and sandstones of the Miocene Namba Formation (Lake Eyre basin, Callabonna sub-basin), at a depth between -100 and -140 metres. The ore is composed of reduced black mineralisation in sediments containing organic matter. Locally, the mineralisation changes into oxidized, kaolinite- and alunite-rich sediments containing in carnotite.

The uranium mineralogy of the new 4 Mile Creek Prospect is still unavailable but probably of reduced nature. The mineralized formations are thought to be in the Eyre Formation (Eocene to Oligocene).
The prospect and the mine are located about 23 kilometres east of Mt Painter in the northern Flinders Ranges, in the High Paralana Plains, not far from the Paralana Hot Springs.

The deposit is hold by Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd. Exploration is actively conducted by Heathgate and another company: Alliance Resources Pty Ltd.




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37 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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Late Pleistocene - Pleistocene
0.0117 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 913230
Arrowie Formation

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 2.588 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Arrowie Formation

Description: Gravel, sub-angular, lime-coated, in red-brown clay (possibly includes gravels of other ages)

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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]

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References

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Marsland-Smith A. (2005): Geological setting and mineralogy of uranium mineralisation at the Beverley Deposit, Frome Basin, SA, Abstracts - Geological Society of Australia 78.
Wuelser P.A. et al. (2005): U-Th-REE mobility in and around the Mt Painter and Mt Babbage Inliers, northern Flinders Ranges (South Australia). Abstracts - Geological Society of Australia 78.
Wülser, P. A., Brugger, J., Foden, J., & Pfeifer, H. R. (2011). The sandstone-hosted Beverley uranium deposit, Lake Frome Basin, South Australia: mineralogy, geochemistry, and a time-constrained model for its genesis. Economic Geology, 106(5), 835-867.

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