Melrose Copper and Silver Mine, Cunningham Co., New South Wales, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||32° 41' 20'' South , 146° 56' 42'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-32.68903,146.94520|
|Age:||419.2 ± 3.2 to 393.3 ± 1.2 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 copper mine that commenced circa 1882 and sporadically to 1916.
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6 valid minerals.
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|Pragian - Lochkovian|
407.6 - 419.2 Ma
Age: Early Devonian (407.6 - 419.2 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Baledmund Formation
Description: Thinly laminated, commonly ferruginous, occasionally calcareous, siltstone and minor interbedded, well-sorted fine-grained lithic-quartz sandstone. Boulder to granule polymictic conglomerate and sedimentary breccia are variably developed at the base
Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Sedimentary 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).