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Fullartons mine (Fullartons claims; Eurelia), Eurelia, South Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 33' 9'' South , 138° 35' 7'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -32.552486, 138.585395
Fullartons mine, (or Eurelia Copper), believed to have been discovered in 1899, is an area of extensive copper mineralisation developed as veins of malachite and azurite in host slate of the Elatina Formation. The bulk of the mineralisation occurs near the boundary of the Elatina Shale and the overlying Elatina Formation consisting of coarser sandy beds and dolomite horizons. Much of the mineralisation occurs on bedding planes, also in a near vertical cleavage developed throughout the sequence. Major local structural control is a S-plunging syncline. Host to mineralisation is a purple micaceous shale of the Elatina Shale. Ore mineralogy is cuprite, covellite, malachite, possible kroehnkite, and chrysocolla. The presence of albite crystals in cavities and pockets indicates probable low-T hydrothermal activity. Workings include many pits and small cuts around the margins of the synclinal structure over a strike length of >2.5km. Incomplete production records were 18.3 tonne at 7.5% Cu.

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Gee, L.C.E. & Brown, H.Y.L., (1908), Record of The Mines of South Australia, 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.

Record of mines (1980), Summary card No: 75, Orroroo SI 5401

SA Geodata Database (2016), Deposit Number: 6050

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