|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||31° 5' 11'' South , 122° 5' 28'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-31.08654,122.09122|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
The Randalls area is 36 kilometres east north-east of Kambalda, 60 kilometres east of Kalgoorlie, and 8 kilometres east of the Mount Monger pastoral station homestead. It is accessed by continuing east along the Mount Monger Road, which ends at the mines.
Randalls is a number of small open pits, underground mines and prospects with various names other than Randall. Integra began purchasing leases in the Aldiss area to the east from 2003, then Randalls from Solomon in 2005. Finally the Salt Creek lease was purchased in 2009.
A processing facility was constructed here, purchased from the New Celebration Gold Mine, and a small/deep open pit was opened at the Salt Creek deposit in 2010. Presently (2013) there are open pits at Salt Creek, Maxwells, and Majestic, with an underground mine at Cock-Eyed Bob. In 2013 Integra Mining, merged with Silver Lake Resources, which controlled the neighbouring Mount Monger leases.
The area is underlain to the east by mafic/ultramafic rocks of the Bulong Anticline, of fine grained chloritic basalt, and to the west by the Mount Belches Beds, an Archaean sequence of siltstone, mudstone, sandstone, greywackes and banded iron formations. The western section contains the major north-south trending Bare Hill Shear Zone.
Gold mineralisation within the Mount Belches Beds is restricted to the banded iron formations. These form a relatively narrow line trending east-west, however zigzagging wildly north-south along the route. Gold is hosted in magnetite-grunerite rich banded iron formation, often close to shallow south-west dipping quartz veins.
The banded iron formations show light chevron folding. The Santa mine is on the most north-east antiformal structure, Rumbles and Maxwell is on the central antiformal structure. In the Bare Hill Shear Zone, these north-west orientated, north-east dipping, overturned light folds change to north orientated, and east dipping overturned isoclinal folds.
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16 valid minerals.
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- Igneous rock
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- Metamorphic rock
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 - 2.588 Ma
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 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 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.