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Orebody 18 East, Newman, East Pilbara Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 23° 19' 14'' South , 120° 3' 26'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -23.32059,120.05730
GeoHash:G#: qev77fx59
Owned/operated by:BHP (85%), Mitsui Iron (10%)
Locality type:Pit (Active) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Iron ore mine. Satellite deposit to Mount Whaleback operated by BHP Billiton. 40 kilometres east north-east of Newman. The deposit is hosted by the Dales Gorge Member of the Brockman Iron Formation, in the keel of the west plunging Shovelanna Syncline. Ore types include martite-goethite and microplaty hematite, the former more prevalent in the north section of the pit, away from the fold keel.

Sometimes referred to simply as OB 18 East.
Located on Shovelanna Hill.


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Siderian
2300 - 2500 Ma



ID: 931886
Brockman Iron Formation

Age: Siderian (2300 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Brockman Iron Formation

Description: Banded iron-formation, chert, mudstone and siltstone.

Comments: sedimentary non-carbonate chemical or biochemical; argillaceous detrital sediment; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary non-carbonate chemical or biochemical; argillaceous detrital sediment

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]

Siderian - Neoarchean
2300 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3185955
Archean-Paleoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Precambrian (2300 - 2800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Hamersley Group

Comments: Hamersley Basin

Lithology: Strataform assemblage(s); felsic volcanic rocks; chert,carbonate,iron formation,shale

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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