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Yarrie Mine, Mount Goldsworthy (Shay Gap), De Grey Station, Port Hedland Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 36' 59'' South , 120° 18' 13'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.61649,120.30375
GeoHash:G#: qsmd9wfs0
Owned/operated by:BHP (85%), Itochu Minerals (8%)
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate

Iron ore mine. Most southerly in this section. Shallow pits covering an area 8 kilometres long by 4 kilometres wide. Yarrie contains the Y4, Y4A, Y7 and Y10 pits. Geology information can be found under the main sub-heading.

The accommodation village is about two kilometres north of the mine. The railway line to Port Hedland ends at this location, and heads north then west passing the other mines under this main locality.

There is one medium sized and depth elliptical partly water filled pit, with small processing plant near the railway line. At the time of writing, five pits were found within five kilometres east north-east of this main pit, all shallow, irregular shaped, from small to extensive in area covered by each mine.

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Formula: Fe

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Regional Geology

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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2800 - 3200 Ma

ID: 715775
Gorge Creek Group

Age: Mesoarchean (2800 - 3200 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gorge Creek Group

Description: Chert, ferruginous chert, banded iron formation, jaspilite; minor siltstone, shale, sandstone, pebbly sandstone, quartzite, polymictic conglomerate, felsic volcaniclastic rock, basalt, ultramafic schist, mafic schist

Comments: sedimentary non-carbonate chemical or biochemical; sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary non-carbonate chemical or biochemical; sedimentary siliciclastic

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]

Mesoarchean - Paleoarchean
2800 - 3600 Ma

ID: 3192979
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]

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