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Little Mount Isa prospect, Alice Downs Station, Halls Creek Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 18° 5' 0'' South , 127° 50' 37'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -18.08355,127.84362
GeoHash:G#: qufcj5uzs
Locality type:Prospect
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Located about 30 kilometres north north-east of Halls Creek in the Ilmar Range. Zinc prospect (sphalerite), also noted for graphite. Poorly explored and little understood. Can no way be compared to Mount Isa in Queensland, despite the name.


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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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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 795782
sand plain 38499

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Description: Sand or gravel plains; may include some residual alluvium; quartz sand sheets commonly with ferruginous pisoliths or pebbles; local clay, calcrete, laterite, silcrete, silt, colluvium

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3186269
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Arunta Block

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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References

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Ferguson, K.M. (1999) Lead, Zinc and Silver Deposits of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 15.
Thundelarra Limited (2014) Thundelarra Extends Zinc Mineralisation at Little Mount Isa Prospect in W.A., 19/02/2014.
Thundelarra Limited (2015) Thundelarra in Big Graphite Discovery at Little Mount Isa, 25/09/2015.

 
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