|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||21° 23' 58'' South , 121° 10' 45'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-21.39969,121.17919|
|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
|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. 
2500 - 2800 Ma
Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Carawine Dolomite
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).