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TC8 Gold Mine, Tennant Creek, Barkly Region, Northern Territory, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 19° 38' 59'' South , 134° 9' 3'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -19.6498036111, 134.150924622

Discovered in 1970 from a low level aeromagnetic survey. The mine was operational by Giants Reef Mining from 1986 to 1988, producing 1420 kg of gold from 80 000 tonnes of ore at 17.6 g.t Au. The plant at TC8 was also processing ore for the Chariot mine, 5 kilometres to the west. The TC8 mine is 5 kilometres west of Tennant Creek, and still holds an exploration camp.

The lode material is talc-chlorite-magnetite, or chlorite-magnetite-sericite, the latter also containing chalcopyrite, native gold, and bismuthinite.

Mineral List

12 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Haddock, D. (1974) Diamond Drilling Programme IV. TC8 Prospect, E.L. 357 "Eldorado", Warramunga Goldfield, N.T. Aquitaine Australia Minerals Pty. Ltd.

Henderson, I. (2010) Westminster Project, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. Truscott Mining Corporation Ltd, AUSIMM Kalgoorlie.

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