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Wild Dog Uranium Mine, Myponga, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills), Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 26' 9'' South , 138° 26' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -35.43611,138.43889
GeoHash:G#: r1dqqm01e
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


Small uranium mineralisation discovered in 1953 by a prospector (W. F. Wenham). The mineralisation which is hosted in the Proterozoic basement, was mined on two different lodes. The total production was 340.41 tonnes at 0.34 % U3O8, giving a total of 1,246 kg U3O8.


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7 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3186197
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Adelaide Fold Belt

Lithology: Sandstone,shale,limestone,siltstone,tillite,dolomite

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]

Mesoproterozoic - Paleoproterozoic
1000 - 2500 Ma



ID: 850370
Barossa Complex

Age: Proterozoic (1000 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Barossa Complex

Description: Metamorphic rocks with retrograde metamorphism; metasediments, strongly banded parallel to gneissic foliation; minor intrusive granitic, pegmatitic and amphibolitic dykes

Comments: metamorphic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Metamorphic

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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References

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Parkin, L. (1957): The Myponga Uranium project. SA Mineral Review V.103, 46-53.
Noble R.J, Just J, Johnson J. E. (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals - 1983, Government Printer, South Australia.

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