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Croesus Gold Mine (Hannans Croesus; Croesus Proprietary), Golden Mile Mines, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 45' 44'' South , 121° 29' 34'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.76225,121.49267
GeoHash:G#: qdw2uxukb
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


The Croesus Gold Mine is now part of the western edge of the Superpit. The Croesus Proprietary was a London based company which developed the mine from the late 1890's. The gold was found at depth in the calc-schist, for a long time a rock thought to carry no gold on the Golden Mile. Gold was described as fine and frosting the matrix.

Operations appeared to go continuously until a lack of labour during the Great War years forced its closure. Charles Edwin Bond died when he fell down a shaft in 1914.

In 1913, the Oroya Links company from neighbouring Brownhill lease controls the mine, but sell it in 1928 to the North Kalgurli (1912) Limited.

In January 1929, the South Kalgurli Consolidated took a 10 year tribute over the mine from North Kalgurli (1912) Limited. The shaft had reached a depth of 1050 feet. Their operations continued beyond the 10 years, with a new plant and steel headframe erected in 1947. The mine was still operational in the early 1950's when the sources stop.



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13 valid minerals.

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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 794157
mafic intrusive rocks 74263

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Description: Mafic intrusive rocks, medium to coarse-grained; layered mafic to ultramafic intrusions - dolerite, gabbro, olivine gabbro, peridotite, pyroxenite, leucogabbro, quartz dolerite, quartz gabbro, gabbronorite

Comments: igneous mafic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous mafic 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: 3187518
Archean volcanic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Yilgarn Craton

Lithology: Greenstone belt; 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]

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References

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The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper (1897), The Croesus Mine, 13/04/1897
The West Australian newspaper (1914), Fatality at the Croesus Mine, 14/11/1914
The West Australian newspaper (1930), Croesus Proprietary Leases, 22/11/1930
Sunday Times newspaper (Perth) (1947), Croesus Plant, 23/11/1947
Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 1, 2, & 3, State Government of Western Australia, 1948

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