GEMCO Mine, Groote Eylandt, East Arnhem Region, Northern Territory, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||14° 0' South , 136° 30' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-14.00000,136.50000|
|Owned/operated by:||GEMCO (Groote Eylandt Mining Company Operation)|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
Large Mn mine. Owned by GEMCO company.
Oolitic and pisolitic lateritic manganese ores. 2-20 m thick deposit over area of 6x22 km.
14 valid minerals.
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1600 - 1800 Ma
Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Dalumbu Sandstone
Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic
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).