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Copper Claim (Anesbury mine), Eurelia, South Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 31' 32'' South , 138° 29' 9'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -32.5255555556, 138.485833333
Prospecting originally commenced here in 1943, when claims were taken up on this section (hundred of Eurelia). Accompanied by intermittent prospecting until 1948, at which time H.L.Anesbury took up claim M.C. 1323, holding it for a year. During this time 153 pounds of copper was produced from one ton of ore (the only recorded production from this locality to date - 2016). Since that time, three other claims have been held on this locality prior to the commencement of exploration by the Utah Development Co. Ltd .

Situated amongst stratiform copper mineralisation an area of 2.5 by 1 km was explored by Utah (beginning in 1969), with drilling beginning 1971. Occurring near the core of a south-west plunging anticline within the Burra Group. The host rocks can be classified as carbonaceous and pyritic siltstone, dolomite, and arenite, with magnesite conglomerate, and interbedded chert. Mineralisation consisted primarily of chalcopyrite and pyrite in quartz and calcite veins disseminated within host rocks. Secondary malachite, chalcocite, native copper and cupriferous chlorite, were also recorded.

Located approximately 260 km north of Adelaide; and 7.5 km east of Eurelia.

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Rowlands, N.J., Stuart, N.F., Edwards, P., (1972), Eurelia - Carrieton area. Annual and progress reports to licence amalgamation/renewal for the period 5/8/1971 to 14/2/1972 (Open file envelope No. 01777), Department of Mines, South Australia, Adelaide.

Record of mines (1980), Summary card No: 8, Orroroo SI 5401

Robertson, R.S., (1981), Copper mineralisation in the Eurelia - Carrieton area (Dept. of Mines & Energy Report Book 81/00089), Department of Mines and Energy, South Australia, Adelaide.

Ian B. Lambert, T. H. Donnelly, H. Etminan, N. J. Rowlands (1984): Genesis of late Proterozoic copper mineralization, Copper Claim, South Australia. Econ. Geol. 79, 461-475.

SA Geodata Database (2016), Deposit Number: 5969

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