|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||22° 52' 40'' South , 116° 27' 25'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-22.87778,116.45713|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Located 24.1 km south east of Wyloo Homestead.
Located between the Nanutarra-Munjina Road and Hardey River. Discovered 1947. Reported as worked by a group of men including the Nelville brothers, Al Neville is mentioned. The lease is on two hills both about 61 metres high. In 1948 they were expecting to meet the silver-lead load at 25 metres down. In 1950 it was reported ore was still to be produced from the mine. In December 1951 it was reported the mine had closed in November that year due to a major breakdown. No further information could be found beyond this date.
Lead bearing quartz tension gash fillings, trending north-east and north-west, dipping steep east or west, cutting the Duck Creek Dolomite. Galena, and sphalerite in quartz, silicified dolomite, barite, and calcite, with anglesite, cerussite, trace azurite and malachite.
Between 1949 to 1953 produced 115.8 tonnes of lead, and 13 778 g silver. Explored later by Westfield and EZ, but finding very little mineralisation left.
9 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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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Wyloo Group
Comments: Ashburton 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. 
1800 - 2050 Ma
|Duck Creek Dolomite|
Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Duck Creek Dolomite
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).