|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 4' 57'' South , 120° 30' 31'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-29.08259,120.50869|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
In modern times this mine could be accused of false advertising. The site drew the attention of the Assistant State Mining Engineer, R.C. Wilson, after the owners of the mine published positive reports about their development in early 1926.
Wilson states the workings are on a strong quartz body, trending north-south, with a shaft sunk to 47 feet. At the bottom the reef was 72 inches wide, and a spur reef had been driven on for 25 feet. Wilson took several samples from the mine and dump, none showing any gold. He states the mine is a 'hopeless proposition'.
The location is 6 kilometres south of the former Mount Ida state battery site. The Mindat co-ordinates are approximate.
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No minerals currently recorded for this locality.
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).