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Marion Martin Mine, Ravensthorpe, Ravensthorpe Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 34' 37'' South , 120° 2' 21'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -33.57709,120.03942
GeoHash:G#: qdj2gx6p3
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


Located on the western outskirts of Ravensthorpe, just south-west of the intersection with the Floater Road, and Ravensthorpe Diversion Road. Some shafts and small amount of mullock, 100 metres west of the Floater Road, in scrub.

Mining covered a distance of 170 metres, and 95 metres depth. There is a main shaft, and older workings to the west. Between 1901 to 1920, it produced 6088 tonnes of copper ore at 12.71% Cu.

The mine is located in a foliated zone of garnetiferous amphibolite, dipping vertical to 75 degrees north. The mineralised zone is cut by four metadolerite dykes, and areas of biotite-hornblende granodiorite. The shallow oxidised zone contains massive pyrite-chalcopyrite-tetrahedrite, with disseminated to massive magnetite.


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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 884448
andesite 74245

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Description: Meta-andesite, locally porphyritic; mafic to intermediate tuff, agglomerate, and volcaniclastic rocks, dacite

Comments: igneous intermediate volcanic; igneous volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous intermediate volcanic; igneous volcanic

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]

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]

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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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