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Radium Mine, Holleton Goldfield, Yilgarn Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 59' 27'' South , 119° 3' 40'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -31.99105,119.06129
GeoHash:G#: qdkdj21y9
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Concentrates from an albite pegmatite contained a heavy yellow mineral identified by Government Mineralogist, E.S. Simpson in 1929 as xenotime. Up to 92% of the concentrate was xenotime with the remainder mainly zircon. It was mined only in 1929, on the west slope of Mt Lookout.

Mt Lookout is an unimpressive hill just south of the Neendojer Nature Reserve. The hill can be seen directly ahead (north) at the Grays Road/Sloss Road intersection, on private farmland. What remains of the mine is unconfirmed.


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7 valid minerals.

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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 909376
felsic intrusives 74292

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Description: Undifferentiated felsic intrusive rocks, including monzogranite, granodiorite, granite, tonalite, quartz monzonite, syenogranite, diorite, monzodiorite, pegmatite. Locally metamorphosed, foliated, gneissic. Local abundant mafic and ultramafic inclusions

Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; igneous intermediate intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive; igneous intermediate intrusive

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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Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 3, p704, 1948

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