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Poonana Mine, Cleve, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 40' 45'' South , 136° 29' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -33.67917,136.49583
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


Located approx 2 miles north of Cleve and 25 miles west of Cowell.
Originally opened in 1915 as a copper, silver and lead mine, it was later (circ 1950's) found to contain small amounts of uranium mineralisation. This was never formally identified due to the lack of quantity present.
Workings consisted of several shafts, trenches and open pits on the side of a low hill, 230ft above the plain.


Mineral List


8 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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 864551
granitoids - Syn-Kimban Orogeny 73072

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Gneissic granite; granodiorite; monzogranite. Veins of pegmatite and aplite

Comments: meta-igneous felsic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Meta-igneous felsic intrusive

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3190163
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Gawler Craton

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

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Record of Mines Summary Card No: 86, Whyalla SI5308

 
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