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Lockes Mine (Whynot mine), Mount Stuart Station, Ashburton Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 7' 20'' South , 116° 0' 52'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.12223,116.01449
GeoHash:G#: qs46puz0t
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Located 5.5 kilometres north-west of the Cane Hill Mine, however as the sources give contradictory information about the location of the latter mine, it is of little help. Bonzle states there are two locations (Lockes and Whynot), 5 kilometres north-west of the Cane Hill Mine. Whynot is 1-2 kilometres south-west of Lockes.

It is hosted in phyllite, and limestone, trending north-west. This contains a cupriferous quartz vein, 30 metres long, trending north-east, with malachite, chalcocite, cuprite and limonite in bunches up to 30 cms thick. No record production, and when inspected in the mid 1970's, the 8.5 metre prospecting shaft had collapsed.

Marston notes a location called Big Blow, 600 metres west of Lockes, containing several thin cupriferous quartz veins 2-3 metres thick in a quartz blow.


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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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 724821
Mount Minnie Group

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mount Minnie Group

Description: Sandstone (arenite), silicified in parts, with minor shale and conglomerate.

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; argillaceous detrital sediment; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic; argillaceous detrital sediment

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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Marston, R.J. (1979) Copper Mineralization in Western Australia. Mineral Resources Bulletin 13, Geological Survey of Western Australia, 208p. 

 
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