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Van Gils prospect, Jervois Range, Jervois Station, Central Desert Region, Northern Territory, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 43' 24'' South , 136° 16' 29'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.7235292798, 136.274868449

The Van Gils Prospect is approximately 3 kilometres south of the Bellbird Mine. The prospect is at the eastern end of the Wards lode horizon. Van Gils is a Cu-Ag anomaly, discovered in 1983.

The prospect outcrops at the surface as magnetite-chlorite-quartz rock, banded iron formation, and very rich malachite stained rocks. At depth quartz-sericite schist encloses banded iron formation, impure marble, quartzite-epidote beds, amphibolite, and quartz-tourmaline rock.

The lode horizon is calc-silicate rock, biotite rich schist, magnetite-quartzite-garnet schist, with apatite rich areas. Cu-Ag values are found with the garnet and biotite rich schists.

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13 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Dickson, G.O. (1989) Plenty River Mining Company Review of Geophysics Jervois Range, G.O. Dickson & Associates Pty.Ltd.

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