|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||21° 18' 57'' South , 121° 8' 18'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-21.31599,121.13860|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Located 66 km south east of Warrawagine.
The Ragged Hills Mine (Pb, Zn, Cu) can be seen next to the Telfer road a couple of kilometres west of the Ragged Hills East Mine. It appears it was an open cut operation. Only very minor secondary copper species could be seen of poor quality. However, the Western Australian Museum has many specimens from the mine. Species include sphalerite, chalcopyrite, bornite, chalcocite, covellite, rosasite, hemimorphite, smithsonite, pyrite, (all largely minor), chrysocolla and malachite which is common.
A photograph of the mine site can be found under the main Braeside heading (at the time of writing).
19 valid minerals.
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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|Siderian - Neoarchean|
2300 - 2800 Ma
|Archean-Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Precambrian (2300 - 2800 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Hamersley Group
Comments: Hamersley Basin
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. 
2500 - 2800 Ma
Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Tumbiana Formation
Description: Pisolitic tuff, siliceous limestone and dolomite, mudstone, tuffaceous shale, siltstone, sandstone, volcaniclastic sandstone and siltstone, calcareous sandstone, local basalt and basaltic breccia, chert, local conglomerate, shale, jasper
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).