|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||23° 28' 41'' South , 117° 8' 29'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-23.47819,117.14140|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Located 4.5 kilometres south of Mount Blair. The prospect is just south of the Ashburton Downs-Meekatharra Road, just before the first major creek crossing after Mount Blair. The source states it is in low rounded hills. A small bulldozed area can be seen 100 metres south of the road. The source co-ordinates are incorrect.
Hosted by pale green shale to slate, dipping variably 10-70 degrees north. The source states the site contains an open cut 25 metres long, 2-4 metres wide, and 1-3 metres deep. This exposes malachite-limonite as blows, pods and veins. Fine grained specularite lumps can be found in the quartz.
Mined from 1951 to 1964 producing officially only 9.71 tonnes of copper and cupreous ore. When inspected in the mid 1970's piles of handpicked ore remained, although it is uncertain if this is still the case today.
4 valid minerals.
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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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Wyloo Group
Comments: Ashburton Basin
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. 
1800 - 2050 Ma
Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Ashburton Formation
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).