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Broken Hill Proprietary Mine (Proprietary Mine; BHP Mine), Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia

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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.

Mineral List

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52 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 817149
Broken Hill Group

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Broken Hill Group

Description: Metasediments, garnetiferous quartzo-feldspathic gneiss, amphibolite, minor garnet and gahnite-rich rocks, banded iron formation

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). [5]

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Localities in this Region

Australia

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References

Ramdohr, P. (1950) Die Lagerstätte von Broken Hill in New South Wales. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 2(4), 291-333 (in German).

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.

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