Abstract

Wolframite is the commonest source of tungsten, but scheelite is present in some mines. Minerals of bismuth, copper, molybdenum, lead, tin, and iron have been identified in association with the tungsten minerals. Minor amounts of gold are also present. The Hatches Creek Wolfram Field is situated near the north-eastern end of the Davenport Range in the Northern Territory. The Stuart Highway, a bitumenized road linking the port of Darwin with Tennant Creek and Alice Springs, crosses the Range at the north-western end. Wolfram deposits are present at Wauchope, The Devil's Marbles, Moscluito Creek, Kurunelli, Epenarra, Elkedra, and Hatches Creek; only the Wauchope and Hatches Creek deposits have proved to be economically important. The Wauchope deposits have been investigated by Sullivan (1952). The Hatches Creek Wolfram Field is defined for the purpose of this report as a roughly triangular area bounded by Hatches Creek, Mia Mia Creek, and the Hit or Miss Gully (Pl. 2). The area extends roughly seven miles in a northerly direction and is about three miles across at the base. Only two small tungsten bearing reefs and some reefs reputed to carry gold lie outside this area.
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1962-01-01T00:00:00

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