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Turtle (Copper Ridge), Mount Minnie Station, Ashburton Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 11' 38'' South , 115° 24' 39'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.19393,115.41087
GeoHash:G#: qs41dpxwu
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.

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66 - 145 Ma

ID: 3191175
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone,shale,conglomerate,siltstone

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. [154]

1600 - 2500 Ma

ID: 813423
Morrissey Metamorphics

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Morrissey Metamorphics

Description: Comprise pelitiic schist with numerous thin layers and lenses of amphibolite and psammitic schists (after feldspathic sandstone) interlayered with calc-silicate rock.

Comments: metasedimentary siliciclastic; metasedimentary carbonate; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Metasedimentary siliciclastic; metasedimentary carbonate

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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Ferguson, K.M. (1999) Lead, Zinc and Silver Deposits of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 15.

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