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Childe Harold Gold Mine, Mount Weld Station, Laverton Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 48' 7'' South , 122° 23' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -28.80211,122.39030
GeoHash:G#: qdzh1h9zs
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate

The Childe Harold Gold Mine is an open pit, just north-west of the Granny Smith mines, which it shares a similar geology to.

The deposit is part of the Granny Smith Shear. Gold is related to a quartz-feldspar porphyry intrusive. This in turn is hosted within a diverse lithological package including shale, banded iron formation, ultramafic and hematite altered highly sulphidic granodiorite.

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3 valid minerals.

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Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma

ID: 3188638
Archean volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Yilgarn Craton

Lithology: Greenstone belt; mafic-ultramafic volcanic 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]

2500 - 4000 Ma

ID: 831126
sedimentary rocks 74322

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Description: Phyllitic schist, siltstone, sandstone, greywacke, pelite, conglomerate, quartzite, phyllite, shale, slate, claystone, chert, minor felsic volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks; arkose, para- and orthoamphibolites; rare banded iron formation

Comments: argillaceous detrital sediment; sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Argillaceous detrital sediment; 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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Mueller, A.G., Hall, G.C., Nemchin, A.A., Stein, H.J., Creaser, R.A., and Mason, D.R. (2008): Archean High-Mg Monzodiorite–syenite, Epidote Skarn, and Biotite–sericite Gold Lodes in the Granny Smith–Wallaby District, Australia- U–Pb and Re–Os chronometry of two intrusion-related hydrothermal systems. Mineralium Deposita (2008):43: 337-362.
Metex Resources Limited (2003), Drilling Results- Childe Harold- ASX announcement, 12/02/2003

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