|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||24° 5' 5'' South , 116° 43' 59'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-24.08480,116.73312|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Located 1 km south west of Deep Well.
Discovered by Cue prospector D Lambie around 1920. Lambie stated the deposit was silver-lead from a hill of marble, at the side of Kurabuka Creek, 20 kilometres north-east of the junction of the Frederick and Lyons Rivers. Lambie claims he had discovered gold, silver, copper, lead, rubies and other mineral wealth/precious stones. The rubies at least are unlikely and could have been garnets. Two specimens were sent to Perth showing quartz and galena. They were assayed with the first showing 41% lead, 14oz silver and a trace of gold. The second was 44.75% lead, 15oz silver and a trace of gold.
Officially the deposit contains limonite, anglesite, covellite, chrysocolla, malachite, smithsonite, and hydrozincite, with crystalline argentiferous galena, dark iron rich sphalerite, and siderite. This is associated with a east trending 0.6 metres wide shear zone, containing 5-10% galena. Mineralisation is in pods and stringers in joint planes, in the flat lying Irregully Formation dolomite, in the axis of the Woolshed Syncline.
Four small pits and one drive form the historic workings. Explored by Westfield 1961-1967, and Newcrest 1990-1991.
The Mindat co-ordinates are approximate.
13 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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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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0 - 2.588 Ma
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
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). 
1000 - 1600 Ma
|Mesoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Bangemall Group
Comments: Bangemall Basin
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.