Golden Mile

Producer in Western Australia, Australia with commodity Gold

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10107234
MRDS ID TC43067
Record type Site
Current site name Golden Mile
Alternate or previous names Superpit, Includes: Paringa, Fimiston, Klagurli, Perseverance, Lakeview,, Great Boulder, Chaffers

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: 121.53253, -30.7461 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 10000(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
Australia Western Australia

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Pyrite Ore
Ankerite Gangue
Dolomite Gangue
Magnetite Gangue
Sericite Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Sericitic

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Mafic Volcanic Rock > Basalt

Nearby scientific data

(1) 121.53253, -30.7461

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Structure - Ductile Shear Zones

Comments on the geologic information

  • THE GOLDEN MILE DOLERITE IS 400 TO 800 M THICK. THE SHEAR ZONES ARE STEEPLY DIPPING.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Large
Significant No

Mining district

District name Kalgoorlie

Ownership information

  • Type Owner
    Owner Poseidon Gold And Homestake (50%.
    Last year 1991

Comments on the workings information

  • DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY 1990'S OF A SUPER PIT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS TC43067

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    SOLOMON, M., AND GROVES, D.I., 1994, THE GEOLOGY AND ORIGIN OF AUSTRALIA'S MINERAL DEPOSITS: OXFORD, OXFORD MONOGRAPHS ON GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS 24, 951 P.

  • Deposit

    BOULTER, C.A., FOTIOS, M.G., AND PHILLIPS, G.N., 1987, THE GOLDEN MILE, KALGOORLIE: A GIANT GOLD DEPOSIT LOCALIZED IN DUCTILE SHEAR ZONES BY STRUCTURALLY INDUCED INFILTRATION OF AN AURIFEROUS METAMORPHIC FLUID: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, V. 82, NO. 7, P 1661-1678.

  • Deposit

    STEWART,, G.N., 1991, AUSTRALIA: MINING ANNUAL REVIEW--1991, P. 69-78.

  • Production

    STEWART, 1991; SOLOMON AND GROVES, 1994.

  • Reserve-Resource

    SOLOMON AND GROVES, 1994; STEWART, 1991.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit THE MAJOR HOST OF THE KALGOORLIE DISTRICT GOLD MINERALIZATION IS THE GOLDEN MILE DOLERITE. MINERALIZATION IN THIS UNIT EXENDS OVER AN AREA OF 4 BY 1.2 KM.
Deposit THE SUPER PIT IN THIS AREA REPRESENTS AN AMALGAMATION OF ALL THE PREVIOUS SEPARATE PITS IN THE FIMISTON-PARINGA AREA.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 18-APR-95 Orris, Greta J. U.S. Geological Survey