|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 7' 37'' South , 120° 30' 58'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-29.12712,120.51633|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
This is not the same location as the town of Sandstone and its surrounding gold mines, between Mount Magnet and Leinster. This mine is a group of historic shafts, 500 metres south-east of the Golden Vale open pit in the Mount Ida Goldfield.
A crushing was found in 1907 of 20 tonnes for 17 ounces. Further in 1910, a source states the mine was developed by Hawkins and Waters (surnames). They were following a shoot down 100 feet at 30 dwt. The area was described as rich in patches.
Access is via the Golden Vale mine, however there are several prospector camps in the area, including one bordering the track to the Sandstone mine. These leases could be active at any stage.
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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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|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
|mafic extrusive rocks 74248|
Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)
Description: Basalt, high-Mg basalt, minor mafic intrusive rocks; some andesite; agglomerate; mafic schist; amphibolite; dolerite; komatiitic basalt; carbonated basalt; basaltic andesite; mafic rock interleaved with minor granitic rock
Comments: igneous mafic volcanic; igneous mafic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous mafic volcanic; 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).