|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||21° 52' 30'' South , 116° 5' 20'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-21.87500,116.08889|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Located one kilometre south of the Red Hill Mine.
Hosted by a dolomite ridge, with a sub-vertical cupriferous limonite-quartz vein up to 40 metres thick, in a small north-east trending fault in bedded chert and dolomite, dipping 25 degrees south south-west. Malachite and chrysocolla occurs where a dolerite sill intrudes. In 1907, 8 tonnes of picked ore was mined, 1937 a further 4 tonnes grading at 50% Cu, however Marston states the figures are unofficial.
The Mindat co-ordinates are approximate.
5 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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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.
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|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.