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Silver Granites Mine, Hatches Creek Wolfram Field, Hatches Creek, Barkly Region, Northern Territory, Australiai
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Silver Granites MineMine
Hatches Creek Wolfram Field- not defined -
Hatches CreekCreek
Barkly RegionRegion
Northern TerritoryTerritory
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 55' 39'' South , 135° 11' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.92755,135.18509
GeoHash:G#: rh20unqb0
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


The Silver Granites mine is in the southern section of the Hatches Creek wolfram field, and 500 metres east south-east of the Hit or Miss mine. To reach head south along a track opposite the Pioneer mine on Kurundi Road (Binns Track). After about 5 kilometres the Hatches Creek itself is reached, the track proceeding south in part along the sandy creek bed (possibly boggy). At the second gully, head along a track westwards, past the Hen and Chickens, then White Diamond mines, both bordering the north side of the track. The third track branches off to the Silver Granites mine, a distance of a few hundred metres.Some building ruins can be seen, and extensive shafts and shallow open cuts extending in south-west to north-east lines either side of the gully.

The workings appear more extensive than that noted in Ryan . Ryan names Sultan's Reef, dipping east, 6-13 inches wide, marked by Sultan's Shaft. The reef contains small rich patches of wolfram at the intersection of a cross-reef. This reef intersects the Silver Granites Lode and Copper Lode at its eastern end.

Located in a wide shear, are two further lodes, 80 feet apart at the eastern end, but converge slowly to the west. One is called the Copper Lode, which splits, the southern reef crosses the Silver Granites Lode, while the northern reef runs parallel with the Silver Granites Lode. The Silver Granites Lode dips steeply north. Shafts have been sunk where the two lodes cross. To the west the lodes become irregular, and die out in sheared volcanic rock.

The main Silver Granites Lode contains four shafts, down to 62 feet. Both the Silver Granites and Copper lodes carry malachite, bornite, chalcocite, molybdenite, native bismuth, and wolframite. Mica is common. The reefs in the lodes contain high grade ore. Ryan [11]] also states 'spotted dog' is common. It is assumed he means a rock type, rather than the later, but as to what type of rock is open to speculation.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
North Australian Element, AustraliaCraton
Kalkarindji Igneous Province, Northern Territory, AustraliaGeologic Province
Warramunga Province, Northern Territory, AustraliaGeologic Province
Davenport Province, Northern Territory, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Ryan, G.R. (1961), The Geology and Mineral Resources of the Hatches Creek Wolfram Field. Northern Territory, Department of National Resources/Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth Goverment, Bulletin No. 6, 1961
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Ryan, G.R. (1961), The Geology and Mineral Resources of the Hatches Creek Wolfram Field. Northern Territory, Department of National Resources/Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth Goverment, Bulletin No. 6, 1961
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Ryan, G.R. (1961), The Geology and Mineral Resources of the Hatches Creek Wolfram Field. Northern Territory, Department of National Resources/Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth Goverment, Bulletin No. 6, 1961
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Ryan, G.R. (1961), The Geology and Mineral Resources of the Hatches Creek Wolfram Field. Northern Territory, Department of National Resources/Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth Goverment, Bulletin No. 6, 1961
'Mica Group'
Reference: Ryan, G.R. (1961), The Geology and Mineral Resources of the Hatches Creek Wolfram Field. Northern Territory, Department of National Resources/Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth Goverment, Bulletin No. 6, 1961
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Ryan, G.R. (1961), The Geology and Mineral Resources of the Hatches Creek Wolfram Field. Northern Territory, Department of National Resources/Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth Goverment, Bulletin No. 6, 1961
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Ryan, G.R. (1961), The Geology and Mineral Resources of the Hatches Creek Wolfram Field. Northern Territory, Department of National Resources/Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth Goverment, Bulletin No. 6, 1961

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Mica Group'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Mica Group'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S MolybdeniteMoS2
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi

Regional Geology

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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185402
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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. [154]

Orosirian
1800 - 2050 Ma



ID: 758665
Treasure Volcanics

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Treasure Volcanics

Description: Rhyolitic to dacitic lava and pyroclastic rocks including ignimbrite; felsic intrusives; feldspathic/lithic (including volcaniclastic), arenite, quartz arenite; minor basaltic lava

Comments: igneous felsic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Ryan, G.R. (1961) The Geology and Mineral Resources of the Hatches Creek Wolfram Field. Northern Territory Department of National Development, Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth Government, Bulletin No. 6.
Stephenson, P.R., Allman, A., Carville, D.P., Stoker, P.T., Mokos, P., Tyrell, J., Burrow, T. (2006) Mineral Resource Classification - its time to shoot the 'spotted dog'!, 6th International Mine Geology Conference, Darwin, August 2006
Coalfields Geology Council of N.S.W. Qld Resources Council (2014) Australian Guidelines for the Estimation and Classification of Coal Resources, Guidelines Review Committee, 2014.


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