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Copper King, Ravensthorpe, Ravensthorpe Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 46' 19'' South , 119° 52' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -33.77197,119.87384
GeoHash:G#: q9vpzu12n
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


34 kilometres south south-west of Ravensthorpe.

Maps found place the Copper King location 7.5 kilometres north of the Last Venture location, however the source states the opposite (Ferguson). Now part of the Fitzgerald River National Park, in thick scrub. Several small cleared areas, and the map is approximate only. Accessed via an internal national park gravel road linking Culham Inlet and the West Mount Barren Ranges. The track from this road heads east, crosses the West River, with the location roughly 5 kilometres beyond this.

Quartz veins containing sphalerite aggregates, and disseminated pyrite-chalcopyrite, in a quartz-feldspar-biotite schist, hosted in a cordierite-anthophyllite horizon. There is a amphibolite-metadacite contact in the north, with granular quartz elsewhere.

Mined at the beginning of the Twentieth Century but the sources provide few other details.


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6 valid minerals.

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Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3189638
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Yilgarn Craton

Lithology: Amphibolite/granulite grade 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]

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 776705
Manyutup Tonalite

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Manyutup Tonalite

Description: Metamorphosed tonalite and quartz diorite

Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; igneous intermediate intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive; igneous intermediate intrusive

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]

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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.
Marston, R.J. (1979), Copper Mineralization in Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 13, Geological Survey of Western Australia, 01 January 1979

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