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Mount Sydney Manganese Mine, Gregory Ranges District, East Pilbara Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 21° 23' 58'' South , 121° 10' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -21.39969,121.17919
GeoHash:G#: qsnnm2rcz
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Mined from 1966 to 1972 at over 100 000 tonnes per annum. Manganese is found in small high grade lenses in locally enriched near surface deposits. The mine closed due to the depletion of the high grade deposits, high transportation costs, and competition with other deposits like Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.

The deposit is east of the Carrawine Gorge, and 30 kilometres north of the Woodie Woodie manganese mine.


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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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Siderian - Neoarchean
2300 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3185974
Archean-Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Precambrian (2300 - 2800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Hamersley Group

Comments: Hamersley Basin

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]

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 726890
Carawine Dolomite

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Carawine Dolomite

Description: Massive to well-bedded, recrystallised dolomite and stromatolitic dolomite; minor chert.

Comments: sedimentary carbonate; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary carbonate

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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The Australian Mining Review (2012), Manganese Producer Changes Gear, 24/07/2012

 
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