Citation

Dunn, P.G., 1962. Geology of the BW iron claim, Hundred of Waterhouse, Northern Territory. Record  1962/033. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The B.W. Iron Claim lies in Sections 7 and 8 of the Hundred of Waterhouse, about 17 miles southwest of Batchelor. The area includes granite and a sequence of sedimentary rocks that strike northwest and are vertical or dip steeply to the south. They are overlain by a band of quartzite breccia. Costeans and pits have exposed several-thin bands of hematite and one large lens approximately 65 feet wide and 120 feet long. A shaft sunk in this lens exposed solid hematite to a depth of 21 feet, where the lens is cut off by a flat-dipping fault. No ore reserves are proved although the large lens may contain as much as 15,000 tons of hematite. Further exploration should include deepening of the shaft, drilling beneath the quartzite breccia, and costeaning some of the rubble-covered slopes to test for new hematite lenses
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