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Rundles Hill Mine, Mount Stuart Station, Ashburton Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 10' 22'' South , 116° 4' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.17295,116.08152
GeoHash:G#: qs49c7xcp
Locality type:Mine
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.


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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 699166
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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3193232
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Wyloo Group

Comments: Ashburton Basin

Lithology: Shale,sandstone,conglomerate

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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Maitland, A. Gibb (1919) The Copper Deposits of Western Australia, Geological Survey of Western Australia, State Government of Western Australia.

 
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