|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||28° 48' 7'' South , 122° 23' 25'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-28.80211,122.39030|
|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.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
3 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
- Igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
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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|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Archean volcanic and intrusive rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Yilgarn Craton
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. 
2500 - 4000 Ma
|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).