Billy Springs Mine (Mount Fitton Mine; 23M; Good Luck Mine), Mount Fitton homestead, Arkaroola Region (Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary; Arkaroola Station) , North Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 54' 32'' South , 139° 26' 25'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-29.90889,139.44028|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
A small copper, silver, lead and zinc deposit in the northern Flinders Ranges noted for a range of secondary minerals.
Located near Mount Fitton homestead, this was part of the Mount Fitton Mines complex, which included Mount Fitton South and Mount Fitton Consolidated.
Although there was much activity at this mine over the years, the complex nature of the ore made it an un-economical venture.
Most commonly called the Billy Springs Mine, this locality had four recorded names as listed on the Mines Summary Cards.
Mount Fitton Mine – 1890
23M – 1894
Billy Springs – 1908
Good Luck Mine – 1914
Most mining after this point, went under the name Billy Springs Mine.
38 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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|Ediacaran - Cryogenian|
541 - 720 Ma
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 720 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Umberatana Group
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).