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Jericho Mine, Bonya, Jervois Station, Central Desert Region, Northern Territory, Australia

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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.

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma
Samarkand Pegmatite

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Samarkand Pegmatite

Description: Tourmaline pegmatite, rare aplite, locally layered, white

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). [5]

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References

Freeman, M.J., Woyzbun, P. (1986) 1:250 000 Huckitta SF53-11 Geological Map Series Explanatory Notes, Department of Mines and Energy, Northern Territory Geological Survey.

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.


 
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