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Unnamed Rose Quartz deposit, Jinka Station, Central Desert Region, Northern Territory, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 59' 30'' South , 135° 45' 37'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.99194,135.76028


In 1988, Ben and Sam Pope discovered a large but poor quality rose quartz seam here. The quality was good enough for samples to be sent to the United States and Indonesia to test the market, but maybe poor enough that nothing more was heard. Trace hessonite garnet was also noted.

The map supplied in the company report is basic in the extreme with no scale. We suggest from interpreting the map the location is approximately 5 kilometres south of the old Jinka homestead turn-off on the Plenty Highway. No access tracks could be seen to the deposit. The Mindat map is very approximate, and denotes the general area only.

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1 valid mineral.

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma
colluvium 38491

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Colluvium and/or residual deposits, sheetwash, talus, scree; boulder, gravel, sand; may include minor alluvial or sand plain deposits, local calcrete and reworked laterite

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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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References

Hayward, M. (1989) Exploration Licence No. 5546. Exploration Report for period 10-02-88 - 10-02-89, Shandona Pty. Ltd.

Hayward, M. (1989) Annual Report for Exploration Licence #6135. 17 November 1988- 17 November 1989, Shandona Pty Ltd.

 
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