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Magdala gold deposit (Magdalena mine), Stawell, Northern Grampians Shire, Victoria, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 3' 4'' South , 142° 46' 58'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -37.0512652389, 142.782840798

Gold mineralization in the Magdala deposit at Stawell is hosted within deformed turbidites and the underlying mafic volcanic successions. This setting is atypical when compared to the slate-hosted gold deposits elsewhere in the Lachlan orogen.

Note: the 'Hangingwall reefs' are high-grade auriferous quartz lodes that occur in the upper levels of the Magdalena mine (Henry et al., 2006).
Gold was produced from these reefs in 1856-1880.

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Econ Geol (1994) 89:566-583.

J. McL. Miller and C. J. L. Wilson (2002): The Magdala Lode System, Stawell, Southeastern Australia: Structural Style and Relationship to Gold Mineralization across the Western Lachlan Fold Belt. Economic Geology 97, 325-349.

A. L. Dugdale, C. J. L. Wilson and R. J. Squire (2006): Hydrothermal alteration at the Magdala gold deposit, Stawell, western Victoria. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 53, 733-757.

Henry, D. A. et al. (2006): Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 53, 759-766.

Mineralium Deposita 43 (2008), 759-776.

Mineralium Deposita (2009) 44, 205-219

Dugdale, A. L. et al. (2010): Gold mineralization under cover in southeast Australia: A review of an exploration initiative for Stawell-type deposits. Ore Geology Reviews, 37, 41-63.

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