|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||30° 47' 19'' South , 121° 23' 3'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-30.78872,121.38410|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Located 15 km south west of Kalgoorlie.
Coordinates: 345387mE, 6592697mN.
References: Minedex Database through Geological Survey of Western Australia, 2006. Croesus Mining NL Annual Exploration Report 2003.
Known these days as the Binduli (Kalgoorlie West) project, owned and operated by Norton Goldfields Pty Ltd. It contains a north-south line of several shallow oxide historic pits mined by other companies. Fort William is one of the open pits.
Mineralisation is hosted by fine to coarse grained clastic sediments and in some cases felsic porphyry intrusives into the sediment. The controls are a series of north-west trending structures adjacent to the Abbatoir Fault.
Pits and prospects are found along the Centurion Fault, and include Ben Hur, Centurion, Comanche, Beaver, Navajo, Apache, Pilman South, Pilman, Walsh, Tommahawk, Walsh North, Fort William, Fort William North prospect, Fort Scott prospect, and Janet Ivy.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
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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0 - 2.588 Ma
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
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). 
|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Archean volcanic rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Yilgarn Craton
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.