Dyson's Mine, Rum Jungle, Batchelor, Coomalie Shire, Northern Territory, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||12° 59' 8'' South , 131° 1' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-12.9855555556, 131.016666667|
Uranium mineralization was indicated by a strong radiometric anomaly during a BMR ground survey in 1950, and the prospect was named after the geophysicist in charge. Trenching across the anomaly exposed high grade secondary uranium mineralization. Two shafts were sunk.Dyson's deposit was 60 m long, 8 m wide and 100 m deep and was mined by both underground and open cut operations. Open cut mining began in November 1957 and was completed in November 1957. Secondary mineralization continued to a depth of about 13 m and uraninite was known from about 25 m depth.
11 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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|Orosirian - Siderian|
1800 - 2500 Ma
Age: Proterozoic (1800 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Whites 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).