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Wodgina West, Wodgina, Abydos Station, Port Hedland Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 21° 10' 20'' South , 118° 38' 49'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -21.17243,118.64714
GeoHash:G#: qshrecsjw
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.


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16 valid minerals.

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Mesoarchean - Paleoarchean
2800 - 3600 Ma



ID: 3186968
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. [154]

Paleoarchean
3200 - 3600 Ma



ID: 812863
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.

Comments: sedimentary; igneous volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary; igneous volcanic

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]

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References

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Cullen Resources Limited (2016), Lithium Pegmatite Target Areas Highlighted. Pilbara Region WA - ASX announcement, 22/07/2016.
Simpson, E.S. (1928), Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol 13, pp 457-468, 1928.

 
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