|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||24° 39' 2'' South , 118° 22' 45'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-24.65063,118.37917|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Located 25kms north-west of Mulgul Homestead.
A number of prospects occur within the central bend of the Quartzite Well Fault. They occur as anomalous lead-zinc mineralization within tectonic breccias in a steep dipping fault zone. The mineralization occurs within siliceous and carbonaceous shales.
Ferguson states the Quartz Well Fault is a reverse east trending fault, containing galena, sphalerite and pyrite, in sandstone, dolomite, shale, phyllite of the Lower Gap Well Formation, at its contact with the Jillawarra Formation.
The surface shows a 1.4 kilometre long ferruginous gossan, grading at 1.86% lead and 260 g/t Ag. At depth is galena and sphalerite in silica and pyrite veins, associated with milky white silica in thin veins up to 15 cms in diameter often forming crustiform spherical structures, containing blotches of chalcopyrite. Discovered by Amoco in 1974, and explored by them until 1978.
8 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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1000 - 1600 Ma
|Mesoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Bangemall Group
Comments: Bangemall Basin
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. 
|Calymmian - Statherian|
1400 - 1800 Ma
Age: Proterozoic (1400 - 1800 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Irregully Formation
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).