Handlebar Hill Open Cut, Hilton district, Mount Isa City Shire, Queensland, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||20° 34' 20'' South , 139° 28' 23'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-20.57222,139.47306|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Open cut mine owned by Xstrata Zinc (Mount Isa Mines), currently under care and maintenance due to low metal prices. Worked the top of the George Fisher South (Hilton) stratabound Pb-Zn-Ag ore bodies. Work on the open pit commenced in October 2007.
34 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 and volcanic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Comments: Mount Isa Block
Lithology: Mafic volcanic 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. 
1600 - 1800 Ma
|Mount Isa Group|
Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Mount Isa Group
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).