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Bottle Creek Gold Mine, Mount Ida Goldfield (Copperfield), Menzies Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 10' 16'' South , 120° 27' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -29.17138,120.45309
GeoHash:G#: qdvdhcx22
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


The Bottle Creek gold mine is 95 kilometres north-west of Menzies.

It was discovered in 1983, and then studied by various groups thereafter. Mining was started by Norgold in 1988, but closed only one year later due to a limited gold resource. They left behind three long narrow water filled pits and mullock hills. The mullock has been encased in earth and re-habilitated.

The deposit is located in the Ularring Greenstone Belt. It lies in an elongated plain, with the deposit striking north north-west. Gold is found close to the contact between two sequences. One contains banded iron formation with interbedded mafic volcanics, quartzites, and conglomerate. The other upper sequence shows mafic and ultramafic rocks, with minor interflow sediments, quartz porphyry intrusives and tuff. All is flanked by granitoids. Mafic minerals have been altered to ankerite-calcite-biotite-hornblende-chlorite-epidote-quartz schist, with garnet porphyroblasts, while at the margin of the porphyry is sericite schist.

Gold is concentrated between the two sequences, 30-60 metres below the surface, as micro free particles, and grain inclusions in quartz, limonite, goethite and beudanite, with an even distribution.

The main ore mineralisation is pyrite, pyrrhotite, magnetite, in turn these carrying tetrahedrite, sphalerite, arsenopyrite, and chalcopyrite with gold and electrum as micro grains. Silver occurs with tetradedrite, arsenical pyrite, pyrrhotite, sphalerite, arsenopyrite, chalcopyrite, and electrum within the massive sulphides.

Lesser mineralisation is found to the surface, expressed as a weathered gossan to an 85 metres depth. It has a strike length of 26 kilometres with sporadic mineralisation along its length. The gossan contains massive sulphides, mainly pyrite with minor tetrahedrite, sphalerite, arsenopyrite, marcasite and magnetite, in kaolinite, muscovite, quartz, chlorite, siderite, dolomite and calcite gangue. The gossan itself is goethite rich at depth, and hematite rich near the surface. It also contains minor talc, rutile, tourmaline (schorl?), Mn oxides, secondary beudantite, alunite-group minerals, anomalous mercury, Te, Ti, and patchy gold.
EMU, VB, Boags (VB South) prospects


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Mineral List


26 valid minerals.

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Regional Geology

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 856403
colluvium 38491

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Colluvium and/or residual deposits, sheetwash, talus, scree; boulder, gravel, sand; may include minor alluvial or sand plain deposits, local calcrete and reworked laterite

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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). [5]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3187518
Archean volcanic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Yilgarn Craton

Lithology: Greenstone belt; mafic-ultramafic 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. [154]

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References

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Legge, P.J., Mill, J.H.A., Ringrose, C.R., McDonald, I.R. (1990) Bottle Creek Deposit, Geology of the Mineral Deposits of Australia and Papua New Guinea. AusIMM, Melbourne (1990):14(1): 357-361.
Taylor, G.F. (1998) Mineralogical and Geochemical Studies of Gossan and Wall Rocks, Bottle Creek, Western Australia. CRC LEME.
Robertson, I.D.M. (2003) Bottle Creek Gold Deposits, Menzies District, Western Australia. CRC LEME (2003).
Australian Department of Industry Tourism and Resources (2006) Mining Closure and Completion (Oct 2006).
Weinberg, R.F., Groves, D.I., van der Borgh, P., Hodkiewicz, P. (2002) The Ida Shear Zone, Hydrothermal Systems, Giant Ore Deposits, Yilgarn Atlas, Vol III, UWA Gold, Module, Part I, AMIRA Project: p.511.

 
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