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Yalgoo Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Locality type:Shire


The Shire of Yalgoo is 500 kilometres north of Perth, covers 28 295 square kilometres, with a population of 265 (2011).

It sits just north-east of the wheatbelt agricultural region. The shire is flat with isolation mountains or ranges of hills. It is semi-arid scrub with pastoral stations. The ecomomy is based on the pastoral industry, mining and tourism.

Historic gold mines can be found around Yalgoo and Paynes Find, although they are not restricted just to these areas. Paynes Find these days is a roadhouse and has the only operating gold battery in Western Australia, which is open part of the year as a tourist venture. Yalgoo is more substantial but services are still basic.

Modern mining in the shire included Golden Grove Cu-Zn mine, Mount Gibson iron ore mine, and several gold mines. Specimens may be seen as slabbed rock from a couple of mines near Fields Find/Warriedar. There are also a large number of pegmatites and fossicking opportunities north of Yalgoo.




Commodity List

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Mineral List

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Acanthite

Actinolite

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Almandine

Andalusite

Andradite

Ankerite

'Apatite'

Arsenopyrite

Azurite

Baryte

Beryl

var: Emerald

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

'Black Jade'

Bornite

Cassiterite

Cerussite

Cervantite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

Chrysocolla

Cobaltite

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Columbite-(Mn)

Copper

Cordierite

Covellite

Cubanite

Cuprite

Digenite

Dolomite

Dravite

'Electrum'

Epidote

Eulytine

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Fluorite

Gahnite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

Goethite

Gold

Greenalite

Grunerite

Helvine

Hematite

'Hornblende'

'Hypersthene'

Ilmenite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

'Lepidolite'

Leucoxene

'Limonite'

Mackinawite

Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese Oxides'

Marcasite

Microcline

var: Amazonite

Minnesotaite

Molybdenite

Muscovite

var: Sericite

Nontronite

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Pentlandite

Phenakite

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper

Rutile

var: Ilmenorutile

Scheelite

Schorl

Selenium

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Silver

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

Stilpnomelane

Talc

'Tantalite'

Tantalite-(Mn)

'Tapiolite'

Tellurobismuthite

Tennantite

Tetrahedrite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

'Turgite'

Uranophane

Valleriite

'Wolframite'

Wulfenite

'Zinnwaldite'


81 valid minerals.

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