|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||21° 41' 55'' South , 120° 37' 16'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-21.69865,120.62129|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
The first report found was 1909, a year after the discovery of gold at Eastern Creek. Chiavi and Edmund (surnames) are working the lease, adjoining the Rose lease to the east.
In 1911, it is reported Clifford and O'Brien (surnames) had 120 tonnes of ore at grass. Edmunds and Garland had 45 tonnes also from the same lease.
By 1914, the lease had produced 350.25 tonnes of ore for 591.47 ounces of gold. GML 178L. 6 acres.
Another report surfaces in 1924, with a crushing but no names are mentioned.
Gibb-Maitland states the workings were a series of open cuts down to a depth of 10 feet. The reef was 6 to 12 inches wide, of dark coloured quartz, which carries large pyrite crystals called 'devils dice'. At the north-east boundary of the lease is a pipe like body, 4 feet wide, down to 40 feet below the surface in soft brown schist which changes to black at depth.
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3 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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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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2500 - 4000 Ma
|Mosquito Creek Formation|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Mosquito Creek Formation
Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; argillaceous detrital sediment; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic; argillaceous detrital sediment
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). 
2800 - 3200 Ma
|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.