Orebody 23 (OB 23), Newman, East Pilbara Shire, Western Australia, Australiai
|Regional Level Types|
|Orebody 23 (OB 23)||Pit (Care and Maintenance)|
|Newman||- not defined -|
|East Pilbara Shire||Shire|
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
23° 18' 52'' South , 119° 51' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Pit (Care and Maintenance) - last checked 2018
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Iron ore mine. Satellite mine for BHP Billiton's Mount Whaleback operations. Orebody 23 is located 14kms ENE of Newman.
Ore body 23 is 600 metres long, hosted by the Dales Gorge Member of the Brockman Iron Formation. It is on the north limb, near the nose of a major vertically dipping F2 anticline, with parasitic F2 folds on overturned limbs. The deposit is bounded to the west by a north north-east trending D4 fault, north by a dolerite dyke that follows the Whaleback Shale Member.
Ore is microplaty hematite down a depth of 25 metres from the surface, which then grades into un-enriched banded iron formation. Microplaty hematite has developed in the D2 unit of the Dales Gorge Member, while the barren Joffre Member forms the north or Hanging Wall limit of the pit.
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| ⓘ Hematite|
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|Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides|
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|Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES|
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