Wee Macgregor Mine, Rosebud Station, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||20° 54' 48'' South , 139° 56' 37'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-20.91333,139.94361|
Copper mineralisation discovered in 1904, the original mining period taking place between 1906-1920. Ore from Wee Macgregor was carted via a tramway through Heightville to Ballara, from where the ore was sent by rail to the Kuridala smelter. The mine was worked later via in situ acid leaching in the 1970's.
12 valid minerals.
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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1600 - 1800 Ma
Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Argylla Formation
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). 
Houghton, N., 2008, Copper at the 'Curry: The 1917 copper boom railways of Cloncurry and their aftermath.