Thalanga mine, Charters Towers Region, Queensland, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||20° 20' 17'' South , 145° 46' 24'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-20.33830,145.77336|
|Owned/operated by:||Red River Resources|
|Age:||485.4 ± 1.9 to 470.0 ± 1.4 Ma|
|Geologic Time:||Early Ordovician|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Five semi-massive to massive sulphide lenses rich in zinc and lead.
The ores and host rocks have been deformed and metamorphosed to upper greenschist facies.
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24 valid minerals.
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0 - 2.588 Ma
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
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). 
2.588 - 66 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)
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.