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No. 3 Lens (No. 3 lead lens), Kintore Opencut, Broken Hill South Mine (BHS Mine; South Mine), Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 58' 13'' South , 141° 27' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -31.97030,141.45995
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


The No.3 Lens is the second largest orebody in Broken Hill line of lode
and stratigraphically, along with the No.2 lens continuous for a strike length of approximately 8 kms. The two lenses have produced most of the ore at Broken Hill.

The co-ordinates provided are simply for the Kintore opencut.


Mineral List


11 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of 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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3184292
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Broken Hill Camp; Adelaide Fold Belt

Lithology: Quartzite; granulite grade orthogneiss/paragneiss/metavolcanic gneiss

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 817149
Broken Hill Group

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Broken Hill Group

Description: Metasediments, garnetiferous quartzo-feldspathic gneiss, amphibolite, minor garnet and gahnite-rich rocks, banded iron formation

Comments: high grade metamorphic rock; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: High grade metamorphic rock

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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References

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Elliott, P., and Pring, A. (2015) Yancowinnaite, a new mineral from the Kintore Opencut, Broken Hill, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 17, 73–76.
Inegbenebor, A.I., Williams, P.A., Bevins, R.E., Lambert, M.P., Hart, A.D., (1992) Composition of Pyromorphites from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Records of the Australian Museum Supplement 15: pp29-37.

 
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