|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||21° 39' 17'' South , 119° 58' 13'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-21.65485,119.97030|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Hosted by chloritic, kaolinized, brecciated, strongly fractured feldspar porphyry, chert, rhyolite. Two main shears containing mineralised lenses of copper stained goethite, up to 20 cms thick in quartz veins. There is also thin quartz-limonite veinlet stockwork in the country rock margins to the shears. Malachite, chrysocolla, and sporadic rare azurite.
Located 1.2 kilometres west north-west of the Copper Hills Mine. In 1956, 2.84 tonnes of cupreous ore grading at 13.17% Cu was produced. The source indicates the extensive workings when inspected in the mid 1970's, would indicate a greater production.
Marston notes, 500-800 metres north-east are two chert bands, with scattered chalcopyrite blebs in rhyolite breccia, with minor Zn mineralisation.
7 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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- Igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
- Metamorphic rock
- Unclassifed rock
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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|Mesoarchean - Paleoarchean|
2800 - 3600 Ma
|Archean intrusive rocks|
Age: Archean (2800 - 3600 Ma)
Comments: Pilbara Craton
Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks
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. 
3200 - 3600 Ma
Age: Paleoarchean (3200 - 3600 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Kelly Group
Description: Felsic tuffaceous sandstone, quartz sandstone, siltstone, shale, chert, banded iron formation, schist, tuff, conglomerate, rhyolite, basalt, serpentinised peridotite; local dolerite sills; intrusive porphyry and microgranite; metamorphosed
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).