Yellow Mountain Mines, Cunningham Co., New South Wales, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||32° 27' 40'' South , 146° 49' 20'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-32.46114,146.82244|
|Age:||At least 419.2 ± 3.2 Ma|
|Geologic Time:||Early Devonian|
|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.|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
A former underground mine worked via shafts, open cut and shallow pits.
Operated 1898 to 1903.
13 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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|Pragian - Lochkovian|
407.6 - 419.2 Ma
Age: Early Devonian (407.6 - 419.2 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Majuba Volcanics
Description: Rhyolitic crystal-lithic and lithic-crystal tuff and vitric tuff, with subordinate volcanic breccia, rhyolite and dacite lava (S-type). Minor siltstone and fine sandstone, partly tuffaceous
Comments: igneous felsic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous felsic volcanic
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). 
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.