|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||24° 19' 11'' South , 118° 14' 32'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-24.31979,118.24241|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Located 9.6 km south of Mount Vernon Homestead.
Zinc goslarite efflorescence coats the outcropping pyritic graphitic shale, striking 4.8 kilometres in the Glen Ross Shale Member. Pyrite and secondary copper in black shale , with quartzite near the surface, and shale and siltstone below. Under this is fresh black shale containing pyrite, copper and in addition sphalerite. This is underlain by grey carbonated siltstone and shale. Discovered by Westfield in 1961-1967.
The Mindat co-ordinates are approximate, and only denote an area about 10 kilometres south of the homestead. Remote.
6 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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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). 
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.