Mt. Windarra

Past Producer in Australia with commodities Nickel, Copper, Palladium, Gold, Iridium

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10039184
MRDS ID M046742
Record type Site
Current site name Mt. Windarra
Alternate or previous names Windarra

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 122.2992, -28.39621 (WGS84)
Relative position 97 KM NE OF LEONORA
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Geographic areas

Country
Australia

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Nickel Primary
Copper Secondary
Palladium Tertiary
Gold Tertiary
Iridium Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chromite Ore
Magnetite Ore
Millerite Ore
Pentlandite Ore
Pyrite Ore

Analytical data

Result NI SULFIDES, PD = 1120.3 PPB (AVG), AU = 59.3 PPB (AVG), IR = 66.4 PPB (AVG), CU = 2093 PPM (AVG), NI = 2.5 % (AVG), NI GOSSANS, PD = 1,362 PPB, IR = 37 PPB, AU = 2.2 PPB

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic)
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Neoproterozoic

Nearby scientific data

(1) 122.2992, -28.39621

Comments on the geologic information

  • GEOL.DESC: YILGARN BLOCK OF PRE CAMB. SHIELD, W. AUST.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Significant No

Mining district

District name Yilgarn Block

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M046742

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    KEAYS, R. R., AND DAVISON, R. M., 1976 , PD, IR, AND AU IN NICKEL SULFIDE DEPOSITS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA : ECON. GEOL., V. 71 , P. 1214 - 1228

  • Deposit

    TRAVIS, KEAYS AND DAVISON, 1976 , EVALUATION OF PD AND IR IN NI GOSSANS, W. AUSTRALIA : ECON. GEOL. V. 71 , P. 1229 - 1243

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-FEB-1977 Blair, Will N. U.S. Geological Survey