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Peawah gold prospect, Mallina Station, Port Hedland Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 54' 24'' South , 118° 6' 34'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.90689,118.10959
GeoHash:G#: qs7cpdhb8
Locality type:Prospect
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate

Gold-stibnite prospect. Located about 8 kilometres west of the Camel Gold Mine, 80 kilometres south-west of Port Hedland.

Auriferous stibnite quartz veins that resemble tension gashes, hosted by turbidites of the Mallina Formation. High gold values near the surface. Historically one of the veins was followed down 47 feet, and good stibnite was found, although there was little gold at depth.

In 1916, 5 tonnes of material extracted was sent to Sydney, and produced 57% antimony and 5.5 dwt gold. Later the same year 14 tonnes was sent to Bendigo producing 55.2% antimony and 6 dwt gold.

Mineral List

7 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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2800 - 3200 Ma

ID: 789509
De Grey Supergroup

Age: Mesoarchean (2800 - 3200 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: De Grey Supergroup

Description: Shale, wacke, feldspathic sandstone, arkose, banded iron formation, conglomerate, basalt, high-Mg basalt, siltstone, chert

Comments: argillaceous detrital sediment; sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Argillaceous detrital sediment; 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]

2800 - 3200 Ma

ID: 3191839
Archean sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesoarchean (2800 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Pilbara Craton

Lithology: Sedimentary 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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Huston, D., Blewett, R, Mernaugh, T., Sun, S., Kamprad, J. (2001), Gold Deposits in the Pilbara Craton: Results of AGSO Research 1998-2000, Commonwealth of Australia, Record 2001/10.
Maitland, A. Gibb, (1919) Antimony Deposits in Western Australia, Geological Survey of Western Australia, State Government of Western Australia.

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