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Sir John Gold Mine, Mullingar, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 43' 47'' South , 121° 28' 35'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.72967,121.47638
GeoHash:G#: qdw3hmb6s
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


The Sir John Gold Mine is 2 kilometres north-east of the Kalgoorlie city centre. It is a shallow modern pit accessing regolith hosted gold. The Mystery, Mount Percy and Union Club pits are virtually co-joined to it. Geology information can be found under the Mystery and Mount Percy Mindat headings. There was also in the 1890's, a Hannans Sir John Forrest mine but this is a different location on the Golden Mile.

By 1932, it was reported the mine had produced 593 tonnes of ore for 113 ounces of gold.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


25 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Regional Geology

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 742372
colluvium 38491

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Colluvium and/or residual deposits, sheetwash, talus, scree; boulder, gravel, sand; may include minor alluvial or sand plain deposits, local calcrete and reworked laterite

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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). [5]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3187518
Archean volcanic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Yilgarn Craton

Lithology: Greenstone belt; mafic-ultramafic volcanic rocks

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. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.

References

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The West Australian newspaper (1932), Kalgoorlie Goldfield. North End Possibilities. Broken Hill Company's Interests, 09/12/1932
Butt, C.R.M. (2003), Mt. Percy Gold Deposit Area Western Australia, CRC LEME, 2003
Butt, C.R.M. (2003), Mystery Zone Gold Deposit Mt. Percy Kalgoorlie Western Australia, CRC LEME, 2003

 
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