Wirlong Mine (Star Of The West Mine; The Great Wirlong), Shuttleton, Mouramba Co., New South Wales, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||32° 7' 25'' South , 146° 8' 6'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-32.12361795, 146.1350949|
A former mine that operated circa 1902.
20 valid minerals.
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410.8 - 419.2 Ma
Age: Early Devonian (410.8 - 419.2 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Shume Formation
Description: Massive to parallel-laminated, lesser ripple cross-laminated and minor graded, moderate to well sorted, medium to fine-grained, lithic-quartz to quartz-rich sandstone interbedded with siltstone. Minor rhyolitic and rhyodacitic crystal, crystal-lithic and
Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic
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). 
Gilligan, L.B., Suppel, D.W. (1993) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Nymagee 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map (SI/55-2). Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 171 p.