|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||21° 52' 19'' South , 116° 5' 16'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-21.87217,116.08783|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Located approximately 45 kilometres north of the Mount Stuart pastoral station homestead, a short distance east of the Mount Stuart-Red Hill Road, and 5 kilometres north of the geographic Red Hill itself.
Copper lodes in quartz reefs, with later large masses of quartz deposited at right angles to the reefs. Historically Red Hill and Red Hill South were active. Red Hill is a quartz reef containing minor veins of secondary copper and hematite, outcropping for 1200 feet. The site contained two shafts on a lode 18 inches to 2 feet wide.
Copper averaged 4.74%. Increased grades were found in the oxidised Fe ore at 28.15% Cu. The source states exceptionally rich patches can occur, but the majority is to a small extent and low grade. It then contradicts itself by stating there are large quantities of malachite and chrysocolla. Five other lodes are nearby, none worked.
To the south Beechworth is a small copper bearing quartz vein. Strikes north-south, and dips west, 12 inches thick in the shaft 20 feet below the surface. 4 tonnes of hand picked ore had been extracted at some stage before 1919.
Niven's lode is to the west of Red Hill, being a copper bearing quartz vein parallel to the reefs at Red Hill.
The Mindat co-ordinates are approximate.
9 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
Select Rock List TypeAlphabetical List Tree Diagram
Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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.
Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org
|Statherian - Siderian|
1600 - 2500 Ma
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Wyloo Group
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). 
|Siderian - Neoarchean|
2300 - 2800 Ma
|Archean-Paleoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Precambrian (2300 - 2800 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Hamersley Group
Comments: Hamersley 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.