|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||21° 55' 50'' South , 120° 30' 50'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-21.93056,120.51389|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Located 58 km east of Nullagine.
Two gossans 500 metres apart in the core of a tight north north-west trending syncline, between two north trending faults. The south gossan is 3 x 20 metres with malachite, azurite, chrysocolla, cuprite, hydrozincite, smithsonite, cerussite, rich in copper. Primary mineralisation is chalcopyrite, sphalerite and galena, in quartz-sericite-chlorite-feldspar schist. Ferguson only states the north gossan is pyritic at depth.
The Mindat co-ordinates are approximate.
13 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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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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2500 - 4000 Ma
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Coondamar Formation
Description: Chlorite-actinolite schist, quartz-muscovite schist, amphibolite, andalusite-muscovite schist, phyllite, lithic sandstone containing subangular basaltic clasts, siltstone, chert, gabbro, komatiitic basalt.
Comments: metasedimentary; meta-igneous mafic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Metasedimentary; meta-igneous mafic
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). 
2800 - 3200 Ma
|Archean sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mesoarchean (2800 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Pilbara Craton
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
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.