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Dalgaranga South pegmatite, Dalgaranga Station, Mount Magnet Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 42' 53'' South , 117° 13' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -27.71478,117.21832
GeoHash:G#: qe5676ev8
Locality type:Pegmatite
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


500 metres south of the Dalgaranga Mine. Poorly exposed and largely un-excavated. The reference notes attractive specimens are possible from the pegmatite should it ever be mined for this purpose.

The pegmatite is exposed for 200 metres, up to 20 metres wide, strikes north-east, and dips steeply north-west. The pegmatite contains a core of blocky blue-grey quartz, surrounded by a zone of quartz, topaz, fluorite, cleavelandite, zinnwaldite, lepidolite, verdelite and cassiterite.


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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 872378
pelitic and psammitic sedimentary rocks 74240

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Description: Conglomerate, chert, small amounts felsic volcaniclastic rocks, sandstone, quartzite, siltstone, phyllite, schist, pelite, shale. Includes the former Hatfield 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). [5]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3187503
Archean intrusive rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Yilgarn Craton

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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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Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia (2007)

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