Citation

Ward, H.J., 1953. Mt. Fitch Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory. Record  1953/140. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

Mt. Fitch Prospect is situated five miles on a bearing of N30°W from Rum Jungle siding. It was first visited in October 1949 by [an] officer of the Bureau (Ward, 1950). During 1950 Geologists Ward and Gates discovered the presence of yellow secondary uranium minerals in limestone. Radio-metric contouring and geological mapping was undertaken in May 1950 and a plan was produced on a scale of 100 feet to an inch. In 1950 a plan of the workings was produced on a scale of 40 feet to an inch and an aerial photograph enlarged to a scale of approximately 400 feet to an inch was used to map the Mt. Fitch area. The limited amount of prospecting work at Mt. Fitch has as yet not indicated the presence of an important uranium ore body in the area but further testing is warranted. The area of radioactivity is adjacent to the limestone slate contact and is similar in this respect to Brown's Deposit, (Ward, 1953).
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -12.8 East bound 131.0 West bound 130.8 South bound -13.0
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1953

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