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Wolfram Queen Mine, Mount Gibson Conservation Reserve, Retaliation Goldfield, Yalgoo Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 31' 19'' South , 117° 14' 10'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -29.52201,117.23616
GeoHash:G#: qdg25c8vb
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


The Wolfram Queen mine is approximately 8 kilometres east of the Great Northern Highway, and a little further north-east of the Mount Gibson Iron Ore Mine. It is located in the mid-section of the approximately 5 kilometre long north-south trending Yandhanoo Hills. This is a low range running parallel with the larger/higher Mount Singleton-Mount Gibson Range to the east. The historic Bonnie Venture gold mine is a few hundred metres north north-west, and the historic Wolfram King Mine even less to the west.

Access is virtually impossible to the site. It is encompassed by the Mount Gibson Conservation reserve which is closed to the public. The area commonly is covered by mining leases. Access tracks have long become overgrown. Satellite images show no details, so it is likely the mine has left a small footprint on the landscape.

Most of the limited information found is listed under the Wolfram King Mine Mindat locality, and it is thought both locations were probably mined together. One source states the mine closed in the 1950's but only information was found for a brief period of activity in 1918. The Wolfram Queen mine has officially produced 1770 kg of wolfram concentrates. No modern company has explored the site to any great degree.

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Crusader Holdings NL Prospectus 05/12/2003

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'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

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'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

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OOxygen
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

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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Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3189631
Archean sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Yilgarn Craton

Lithology: Mafic-ultramafic volcanic 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]

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 870385
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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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Crusader Holdings NL (2003) Crusader Holdings NL Prospectus, 05/12/2003.


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