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Maher's GML, Comet Vale, Menzies Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 57' 2'' South , 121° 8' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -29.95077,121.14748
GeoHash:G#: qdwjsg8uh
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


A gold mining lease (no. 4739), operated between the two World Wars by well-known Comet Vale prospectors, Patrick and William Maher.

E.S.Simpson, state mineralogist, obtained the type 'goongarrite' specimen from this lease in 1923. The occurrence was a vein in Scheelite Gully close to where it runs into Lake Goongarrie. Goongarrite was later discredited as an admixture of cosalite and galena (Thompson 1949).



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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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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 789054
ultramafic and minor mafic rocks 74475

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Description: Tremolite-chlorite-talc amphibolite, metapyroxenite, pyroxenite, peridotite, serpentinite, ultramafic schists, komatiite, high-Mg basalt; also chalcedony, silica, jasper, silcrete, silica cap rock on ultramafic rocks

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

Lithology: Igneous ultramafic intrusive; meta-igneous ultramafic 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]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3187518
Archean volcanic 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]

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References

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Grguric, B.A., Pring, A., Bevan, A.W., Downes, P.J. (2006) The Minerals of Comet Vale, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy (2006) 12: 9-23.
Simpson, E.S. (1924) Goongarrite a new mineral from Comet Vale, Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia (1924) 10: 65-68.
Thompson, R.M. (1949) Goongarrite and Warthaite Discredited. American Mineralogist, 34:(5-6), 459-460.

 
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