|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 38' 50'' South , 120° 33' 43'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-29.64732,120.56195|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
The Paramount Gold Mine is approximately 4 kilometres north-west of the Two Chinamen mine which borders the Riverina-Lake Ballard Road. A rough track heads initially west of Two Chinamen, and then swings north-west passing between two hills. Not alot remains at the site.
The deposit was discovered by Jack Walls and Syd Pass in 1937, shortly after the Two Chinamen discovery. Within two years they had extracted 135 tonnes of ore for 335 ounces of gold from hand mining.
The mine was owned by W. Borman and his son during the war years, who obtained ore from the 180 foot level of the main shaft.
Immediately after the war, in 1946, the Two Chinamen Gold Mining syndicate, made up of Perth and Kalgoorlie businessmen, took over the mine, then let it out to tribute. The Paramount Gold Mining Syndicate name was spun off to claim ownership of the mine.
This was active with regular crushings into the 1950's, generally 50 to 100 tonnes per parcel, with half this amount in ounces won. At least one dividend was paid.
In 1947, it is noted the tributers have located a new leader. There were two shafts on the lease called Main and 47 feet to the west, Nesbitt's shaft. The leader was located in the Footwall. Ore was worked from the 80 to 160 foot depth. George Vujcich and party were tributing for the majority of the time here in the late 1940's.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
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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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). 
|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.