|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||21° 10' 20'' South , 118° 38' 49'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-21.17243,118.64714|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Prospect on the western side of the mountain, less than one kilometre west of the Wodgina tantalite mine.
Government geologist, E.S. Simpson in 1928, states at Wodgina West was dendritic films of ferrimolybdenite. In a quartz reef, finely granular galena is abundant, associated with sphalerite, while close to the surface their place is taken by anglesite, cerussite, smithsonite, and hemimorphite. He states no more, focusing on Wodgina itself and other nearby locations.
Cullen Resources did minor sampling in 2016. They state the area includes a tungsten in quartz vein 0.5 metres wide, a lead base metal occurrence, and tin-tantalum pegmatite.
The area presently shows much exploration work.
16 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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|Mesoarchean - Paleoarchean|
2800 - 3600 Ma
|Archean intrusive rocks|
Age: Archean (2800 - 3600 Ma)
Comments: Pilbara Craton
Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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. 
3200 - 3600 Ma
|Sulphur Springs Group|
Age: Paleoarchean (3200 - 3600 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Sulphur Springs Group
Description: Felsic to mafic volcanics and volcaniclastic rocks, chert, volcaniclastic sandstone, greywacke, shale, basalt, komatiitic basalt, amphibolite, mafic and ultramafic schist, banded iron formation, quartz-carbonate rock, siltstone.
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).