Jericho Mine, Bonya, Jervois Station, Central Desert Region, Northern Territory, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||22° 41' 57'' South , 136° 6' 54'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-22.69932,136.11523|
The Jericho Mine is approximately 4 kilometres north-east of the Bonya Mine. The site contains several small open cuts in the southern lode, mined briefly by Petrocarb Exploration NL in 1972.
Scheelite is found in garnet-epidote-quartz calc-silicate rocks, within chlorite schist. Skarn are cut by intruding pegmatites, splitting the body into north and south lodes. In the southern section, disseminated scheelite occurs up to 5 mms in diameter. The northern lode contains weaker scheelite mineralisation. Overall scheelite distribution is erratic. Ransom (1978) states the epidote exhibits zones of fluid inclusions (?).
Copper is associated with garnet quartzites, containing garnet, K-feldspar, quartz, tourmaline, malachite, azurite, and pyrite, within calc-silicate rocks, and amphibolite.
13 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive
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). 
Douglas, A., Maranzana, F. (1962) Jervois Range Geophysical Survey, NT 1962, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Dewvelopment, Australia, Record No. 1963/10.
Rosequartz Mining NL (1991) Jervois Range Exploration Licence 6260 Surrender Report (CR 91/291).
Ransom, D.M. (1978) The Scheelite prospects of the Jervois Range, Bonya Creek and Molyhill areas, Northern Territory.