|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||28° 39' 17'' South , 122° 29' 42'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-28.65482,122.49509|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
The Bells Gold Mine is 500 metres west of the Sickle Gold Mine, and 8 kilometres east of Laverton.
The deposit has a JORC Indicated resource of 590 000 tonnes of ore at 2.0 g/t yielding 38 000 ounces of gold, and an Inferred resource of 40 000 tonnes of ore at 1.4 g/t yielding 1700 ounces. The deposit is hosted in the Barnicoat Shear. A small abandoned open pit marks the site.
The deposit contains highly altered chert, carbonaceous shale, massive sulphides, and a zone of laminated quartz with visible gold. The mineralisation closely resembles that of the Ida H Mine, 2 kilometres to the south.
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2 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
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). 
|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Archean volcanic and intrusive rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Yilgarn Craton
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.