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Eastern Creek gold area, Ripon Hills District, East Pilbara Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 21° 41' 55'' South , 120° 37' 16'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -21.69865,120.62129
GeoHash:G#: qsju8ccsp
Locality type:Area
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Located roughly 60 kilometres north-east of Nullagine. A track heads north from Skull Springs Road, a few kilometres past the Mosquito Creek crossing, then turns north-east. The location is just west of a hill named Mount Olive on maps, next to the upper reaches of Eastern Creek. It is very remote, with rugged hills, dissected by deep creeks, and there is no help nearby. What appears to be a very rough track heads north initially along the creek to the Elsie gold workings, 10 kilometres further north. Minor historic alluvial patches Lindens and Rileys could not be located. Travellers should be well prepared. Several historic workings are located on ridges over an area roughly 2 square kilometres, and battery remnants bordering the creek.

Eastern Creek is the eastern most major workings along the east-west Mosquito Creek belt of gold workings. Most gold mines in the Eastern Pilbara are in the mafic Warrawoona Formation, but the Mosquito Creek belt mines are in the sedimentary Mosquito Creek Formation. This contains four mining centres, being Mosquito Creek, Middle Creek-Twenty Sandy (Twenty-One, Sandy Creek), and Blue Spec-Billjim. The western most sections are listed under Nullagine.

Truscott Mining explored the area in 2007, noting several gold-arsenic-antimony anomalies, over a 6.8 kilometres north-south by 2.5 kilometre east-west area. These were north-south linear anomalies associated with alteration zones, quartz veining, and gossanous outcrops.


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Truscott Mining Corporation Limited (2007), Eastern Creek Anomalies Extended- ASX announcement, 02/07/2007

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