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Hermitage, Houghton, South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills), Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 48' 36'' South , 138° 46' 21'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -34.81000,138.77250
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


Mineralisation of davidite-(La) in the metasomatic Proterozoic-Archean basement. The host rock contains albite, actinolite, epidote, titanite, apatite. Davidite occur as blebs from 1-5 mm, generally extremely weathered with yellowish creamy fissures. Hematite forms intergrows with davidite.
Several trenches and drill hole were made in 1950-1952.
Average uranium assayed was 0.18% U3O8 from “trench E”.



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5 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Cryogenian
635 - 720 Ma



ID: 834651
Emeroo Subgroup

Age: Cryogenian (635 - 720 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Emeroo Subgroup

Description: Quartzite, sandstone, dolomite, conglomerate

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). [5]

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Dickinson S.B. et al. (1954), Uranium deposits in South Australia. Bull No30, Geol. Surv. S.Australia. Part IV, p115-125

 
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