Broken Hill Proprietary Mine (Proprietary Mine; BHP Mine), Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||31° 57' 59'' South , 141° 27' 51'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-31.96648,141.46428|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Main shafts: Delprat shaft (sublocality) and Stewart shaft.
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52 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Broken Hill Group|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Broken Hill Group
Comments: high grade metamorphic rock; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: High grade metamorphic rock
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). 
Localities in this Region
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1088, 1090.
Worner, H. K. and Mitchell, R. W., eds. Birch, W. D. (et al) (1982) Minerals of Broken Hill, published by Australian Mining & Smelting Limited ISBN 0-909221-18-9.
Rocks & Minerals (1996) 71: 160-161.