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Gidginbung Mine (Paragon Gold Mine; Temora Gold Mine), Temora, Bland Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 19' 32'' South , 147° 27' 29'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -34.32580,147.45820
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

Au-Cu deposit similar to the Peak Hill Mine.
Located about 170 km SSW of Parkes.

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Llandovery - Katian
433.4 - 453 Ma

ID: 813818
Gidginbung Volcanics

Age: Paleozoic (433.4 - 453 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gidginbung Volcanics

Description: Andesite, trachyandesite, volcanic chert, breccia, ?dacite.

Comments: igneous intermediate volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous intermediate volcanic

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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Squire, R.J., Herrmann, W., Pape, D., Chalmers, D.I. (2007) Evolution of the Peak Hill high-sulfidation epithermal Au-Cu deposit, eastern Australia. Mineralium Deposita Vol.42, No.5 pp489-503.

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