Area 55 Prospect

Occurrence in Northern Territory*, Australia with commodities Uranium, Lead, Zinc, Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10009837
MRDS ID D003076
Record type Site
Current site name Area 55 Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 130.9602, -13.01947 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
Australia Northern Territory*

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Uranium Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary
Copper Primary

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metasedimentary Rock > Slate
    Rock unit name Golden Dyke And Coomalie Dolomite
    Rock description Golden Dyke And Coomalie Dolomite
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Dolomite

Nearby scientific data

(1) 130.9602, -13.01947

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Mineralization Appears To Be Related To Minor Structural Features, Including Shear Zones And Steeply Plunging Fold Axes.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Rum Jungle Area

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS D003076

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    WALPOLE, B. P., CROHN, P. W., DUNN, P. R., AND RANDALL, M. A., 1968 , GEOLOGY OF THE KATHERINE - DARWIN REGION, NORTHERN TERRITORY: AUSTRALIA BUR. MINERAL RESOURCES, GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS BULL. 82 , V. 1 , 304 P.; V. 2 , 5 MAPS

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit INFORMATION NEEDED TO FURTHER CLASSIFY THE DEPOSIT IS LACKING.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-1974 Byers, Virginia P. U.S. Geological Survey