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Glenburgh gold prospect, Glenburgh Station, Upper Gascoyne Shire, Western Australia, Australiai
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Upper Gascoyne ShireShire
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 22' 38'' South , 116° 5' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -25.37737,116.08498
GeoHash:G#: qe6x9s4w0
Locality type:Prospect
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Glenburgh Station is 111 kilometres east south-east of Gascoyne Junction. The Glenburgh prospects extend along a course north-east to south-west, about 10 kilometres north north-west of the pastoral station homestead. There is a strong chance a mine will be developed here one day.

Discovered by Helix Resources in 1994, and acquired by Gascoyne Resources from 2010. A feasibility study was conducted in 2013.

The prospects contain a JORC Indicated and Inferred resource of 21.1 Mt of ore at 1.5 g/t Au for 1.0 million ounces. The site is of interest as gold deposits are rare in upper amphibolite, and there is almost no alteration assemblages surrounding the deposits.

The prospects are in the paleoproterozoic upper amphibolite facies of the Glenburgh Terrane. Gold is free and disseminated within quartz-biotite-garnet gneiss, amphibolite, and quartz-chlorite veins. The lodes are discontinuous trending east north-east, within tight folds, dipping steeply north. It is offset by the Deadman Fault, which bisects the area.

Rock units are more specifically quartzofeldspathic biotite-cordierite-sillimanite-spinel-garnet gneiss, with inclusions of minor mafic granulite, mafic schist, pelite, psammite, metapegmatite, metagranite, amphibolite, Fe metasandstone, and quartzite. This dips either steeply north or south.

There is some disseminated pyrrhotite, pyrite and minor chalcopyrite.

The deposit was formed in a package of sedimentary rocks before the peak of the high grade metamorphism during 2005-1950 Ma Glenburgh Orogeny. The gold has been described as enigmatic, usually referring to an unknown or little understood process of how it was formed.

Prospects include from the north North-East 3, Zone 126, Zone 102, Hurricane, Shelby, Mustang, Apollo, Icon, Tuxedo, and Torino.




Regions containing this locality

Australia Plate

Plate - 0 mineral species & varietal names listed

West Australian Element, Western Australia, Australia

Craton - 1,002 mineral species & varietal names listed

Warakurna Large Igneous Province, Western Australia, Australia

Geologic Province - 666 mineral species & varietal names listed

Gascoyne Province, Western Australia, Australia

Geologic Province - 309 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Amphibolite'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Apatite'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Biotite'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Gneiss'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Granulite'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Hornblende'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Metagranite'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Metasandstone'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Pegmatite'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
'Schist'
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016) Unravelling the upper-amphibolite facies Glenburgh gold deposit, Gascoyne Province — evidence for metamorphosed mineralization. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 155, (44 pages).
Tschermakite
Formula: ☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Roche, L.K. (2016), Unravelling the Upper Amphibolite Facies Glenburgh Gold Deposit. Gascoyne Province- Evidence for Metamorphosed Mineralisation, GSWA, State Government of Western Australia, Report 155, 2016

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cobaltite'2.EB.25CoAsS
'Pentlandite'2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Spinel'4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Almandine'9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
'Cordierite'9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Phlogopite'9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Sillimanite'9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
'Tschermakite'9.DE.10☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibolite'-
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Gneiss'-
'Granulite'-
'Hornblende'-
'Metagranite'-
'Metasandstone'-
'Pegmatite'-
'Schist'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibolite'-
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Gneiss'-
'Granulite'-
'Hornblende'-
'Metagranite'-
'Metasandstone'-
'Pegmatite'-
'Schist'-
Tschermakite-☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Tschermakite☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As CobaltiteCoAsS
AuGold
Au GoldAu

Regional Geology

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 699586
colluvium 38491

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Colluvium and/or residual deposits, sheetwash, talus, scree; boulder, gravel, sand; may include minor alluvial or sand plain deposits, local calcrete and reworked laterite

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]

Mesoarchean - Paleoarchean
2800 - 3600 Ma



ID: 3192079
Archean sedimentary rocks

Age: Archean (2800 - 3600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Narryer Complex

Comments: Yilgarn Craton

Lithology: Granitoid gneiss; orthogneiss

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]

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

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