Hillmans Tank (Cave Hill Mine; Wirrilah Prospect; Wirrala Prospect), Cunningham Co., New South Wales, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||32° 20' 31'' South , 146° 39' 13'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-32.34216,146.65371|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
|Age:||541 ± 1.0 to 443.8 ± 1.5 Ma|
|Geologic Time:||: Cambrian to Ordovician|
|Reference for age:||Gilligan, L.B., Suppel, D.W. (1993) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Nymagee 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map (SI/55-2). Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 171 pages.|
A former underground mine worked with shafts and shallow pits.
5 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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|Late Ordovician - Early Ordovician|
443.8 - 485.4 Ma
Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Girilambone Group
Description: Deformed and metamorphosed, micaceous, quartzose and quartz-lithic sandstone, pelite, chert; minor intercalations of polymictic conglomerate, siltstone, quartzite, and mafic and intermediate volcanics.
Comments: metasedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Metasedimentary siliciclastic
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).