|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 1' 48'' South , 120° 30' 32'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-29.03016,120.50903|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
This mine is at the northern end of the goldfield. It is now an abandoned open pit, about 500 metres north of the Leonora-Mount Ida Road. The state battery site is a short distance east, and south of the road. The Forrest Belle open pit is 500 metres to the north of Boudie Rat.
No historic information from the 1890's could be found under this name. Some brief mentions were made of similar names, but are unconfirmed as far as being the same location. Boudie's Nest claim is mentioned April 1899, as the first crushing made by the new state battery. It is then mentioned again in 1903 as being owned by Connolly and Thompson, and 1904 by Schader and party. There was also a Brodie mine which is mentioned in passing in 1934.
No information was found over who developed the open pit. As is often the case with this project, more information gets recorded from one hundred years ago, than in the digital age. Recent exploration around the pit states it is part of a easterly dipping shear zone, containing biotite and silica alteration and quartz veining. Sulphides being pyrite, pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite are found at depth, with trace fuchsite, epidote and chlorite.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
7 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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|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Archean volcanic rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Yilgarn Craton
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 - 4000 Ma
|Forest Belle Gabbro|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Forest Belle Gabbro
Comments: igneous mafic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous mafic intrusive
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).