|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||22° 10' 22'' South , 116° 4' 53'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-22.17295,116.08152|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Located approximately 35 kilometres north of the Mount Stuart pastoral station homestead, bordering the west side of the Mount Stuart-Red Hill Road. Copper lode in dolomite limestone covered by quartzite and silaceous sandstone. There are three quartz veins, totalling a length of 1400 feet. Historically one shaft and a small open cut was on the site. Three feet of one of the quartz veins contains disseminated malachite. The quartz traverses parallel to the strike of the host rock, is honey combed, 2 feet 6 inches wide, containing also chalcopyrite. Much of the ore has leached out. Valued at 11.50% average Cu. The limestone walls are impregnated with secondary copper colouration.
5 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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0 - 2.588 Ma
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
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). 
1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Wyloo Group
Comments: Ashburton Basin
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.