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Wells (Wells Scheelite; Walls), Bonya, Jervois Station, Central Desert Region, Northern Territory, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 41' 8'' South , 136° 2' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.685719, 136.0474946


1:250 000 sheet: HUCKITTA SF53-11
1:100 000 sheet: Jervios Range 6152

The Northern Territory Mineral Occurrence Database, Bonzle and Ransom (1978) call the site 'Wells' or Wells Show or Wells Scheelite. Rosequartz Mining NL, and Zapopan call it 'Walls".

The deposit is in remote country, about 5 kilometres north-west of the Bonya Mine. Cu-Pb-Zn, and scheelite deposit.

Near surface is thin laminated amphibolite bordering calc-silicate rocks and dolomite. Below this is quartz-magnetite rocks hosting the base metal lode, which is in quartz-garnet rock, or garnet quartzite, associated with variably epidotised calc-silicate rock in schist. The scheelite is found above this in quartz-epidote-garnet rock within amphibolite, which grades laterally into quartz-tourmaline rock.

Ransom states Wells was the first scheelite discovery in the Bonya Hills area, but dismisses it as a very minor occurrence.




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8 valid minerals.

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References

Rosequartz Mining NL (1991) Jervois Range Exploration Licence 6260 Surrender Report (CR 91/291).

Zapopan, N.L. (1989) Jervois Range Exploration Licence 6260 (CR 1989/0816).

Ransom, D.M. (1978) The Scheelite prospects of the Jervois Range, Bonya Creek and Molyhill areas, Northern Territory.

 
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