|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||28° 24' 5'' South , 120° 52' 44'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-28.40151,120.87879|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
The North-Well Gold Mine is 60 kilometres north-west of Leonora, and 5 kilometres north of the Bannockburn Gold Mine. The site contains two north-south trending sinuous abandoned open pits called Frosties and Diesel.
The deposit extends for 2.6 kilometres and a depth of 175 metres. The pits are located along a sheared contact between siliceous polymictic conglomerate and fine grained basaltic rocks. The conglomerate clasts are well rounded, comprising porphyry and metamorphic detritus.
Estimate resources left at the mine are 1.97 Mt at 1.73 g/t yielding 109 900 ounces of gold.
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1 valid mineral.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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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0 - 0.0117 Ma
Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)
Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
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). 
|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Archean intrusive rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Yilgarn Craton
Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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.