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Lucky Draw Mine, Burraga, Georgiana Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 54' 59'' South , 149° 34' 19'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -33.9163888889, 149.572222222

Located approximately 5kms NNE of Burraga.

An unusual Gold-Bismuth-Tellurium deposit hosted by an iron skarn-type assemblage with garnet-amphibole rocks. Its 5.2 km northeast of Burraga. NSW.

The mine operated as an open cut.

Lucky Draw was discovered by Renison Goldfields Consolidated Ltd in 1985, commissioned in December 1988 and closed in 1993. During production the company mined 1.41 million tonnes of ore at an average grade of 4.2 g/t Gold.

A lot of the waste material can be found along the roadside near Burraga, where it was used as road fill. Good specimens of unweathered almandine garnet (up to 1.5cm in size) in gedrite came from the lower levels of the pit. Upon closure the pit is now filled with water. The garnets had a thin coating of sulphide, mainly pyrite, which contained the small quantities of gold.

Mineral List

13 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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Late Ordovician - Early Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma
Adaminaby Group

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Adaminaby Group

Description: Turbiditic sequence of sandstone, mudstone, shale, carbonaceous shale, greywacke; chert, quartzite, phyllite, slate.

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: 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]

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Sheppard, S., Walshe, J.L., Pooley, G.D. (1995) Noncarbonate, skarnlike Au-Bi-Te mineralization, Lucky Draw, New South Wales, Australia. Economic Geology, 90(6), 1553-1569.

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