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Belleisle Gold Mine, St. Ives gold camp, Kambalda, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 16' 36'' South , 121° 43' 27'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -31.27687,121.72432
GeoHash:G#: qdqw1fhzn
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate

The Belleisle Gold mine is an underground gold mine accessed from the Mars open pit. Due to 75 metres over overlying sediments, the mine had to be underground rather than an open pit. It is located at the northern end of the small Delta Island, which is half-way between Kambalda and the Lefroy Mill. The island contains a number of deposits, mines and has a complex geology.

The Belleisle Shear Zone strikes north-west, is a reverse sinitral type, dipping 65 degrees south-west, and extends along a 3 kilometre strike. At its south-east limit, its intersects with the Agamenon mine.

The shear zone is up to 80 metres thick, has a central low gold grade zone up to 40 metres thick, and consists of a variably sheared to mylonitic ultramafic-felsic complex, with alteration assemblages of chlorite-biotite-pyrite-albite-fuchsite-sericite, and intense silicification in the higher grade gold zones.

The orebodies plunge shallowly to moderately north-west. It is overlain by 90 metres of Tertiary sediments.

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5 valid minerals.

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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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0 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 901180
lake deposits 38492

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Lake and swamp deposits; mud, silt, evaporites, limestone; minor sand, peat

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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: 3189181
Archean sedimentary rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Yilgarn Craton

Lithology: Sedimentary 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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Steffen Robertson and Kirsten (Australasia) Pty Ltd (2004), An Independent Technical Report on the St Ives Gold Mine Western Australia, Goldfields Ltd and Iamgold Corporation, 01/07/2004

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