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Leadville, Bligh Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 0' 54'' South , 149° 33' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -32.01500,149.55111
GeoHash:G#: r663g5gg1
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

The Leadville mines are some 100 km north of Mudgee. They were first worked for lead in the late 1890s, then for pyrite for sulphuric acid production in later years. In the past they produced fine cabinet-size specimens of yellow pyromorphite and pyrite with sphalerite.

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39 valid minerals.

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Early Permian - Late Carboniferous
272.3 - 323.2 Ma

ID: 3191460
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (272.3 - 323.2 Ma)

Comments: Lachlan Fold Belt

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Pridoli - Ludlow
419.2 - 427.4 Ma

ID: 703570
Tannabutta Group

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 427.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Tannabutta Group

Description: Rhyolite to dacite lava, volcanic sandstone and autoclastics, shale, black mudstone, lithic and quartz sandstone, slate, volcanic conglomerate, limestone and limestone breccia, allochthonous basalt blocks; rare latitic to trachytic lava

Comments: igneous felsic volcanic; feldspar- or lithic-rich arenite to rudite; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic volcanic; feldspar- or lithic-rich arenite to rudite

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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- Ashley, P.M., and Willott, B.R. (1997): Zinc-lead skarn deposits at Leadville, New South Wales, Australia, and their distinction from volcanic-hosted massive sulphides. Mineralium Deposita 32, 16-33.

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