|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||22° 11' 38'' South , 115° 24' 39'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-22.19393,115.41087|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Locality: 7.5 km north of Range Homestead.
Three parallel lodes, consisting largely of chalcedony, containing pyrite, pyrrhotite, galena, chalcopyrite, with minor cuprite. The oxidised zone contains cerussite, malachite, and azurite.
The deposits are hosted by quartz-chlorite shear zone, showing silicified stockwork, in quartzofeldspathic gneiss/schist, close to adamellite. The shear dips steeply south-east, 210 metres long by up to 50 metres wide.
To the north-east is the second lode, containing a shaft 8.2 metres deep. The third is a less well defined lode to the north. Quartz and quartz-chlorite-sulphide bands alternate in the shear zones.
Mined in 1962 producing 45.86 tonnes of ore at 4.43% Cu.
9 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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66 - 145 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)
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. 
1600 - 2500 Ma
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Morrissey Metamorphics
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).