Citation

Walpole, B.P., 1953. Coronation Hill uranium prospect, Northern Territory. Record  1953/148. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

Uranium mineralization at Coronation Hill is associated with rhyolitic rocks of Upper Proterozoic and sediments of Lower Proterozoic Age. The mineralization at and near the surface is in the form of Autunite and Torbernite; it occurs in a zone of strong fracturing, which effects rocks of both Lower and Upper Proterozoic age. Rubble and soil covers most of the area of interest at Coronation Hill and openings available to date do not allow a full appreciation of the geology of the prospect. A preliminary programme of diamond drilling is recommended to test and prospect and further testing should be guided by such information as is obtained from this drilling. The discovery of uranium mineralization in volcanic rocks of Upper Proterozoic age at Coronation Hill opens up an entirely new province for exploration for uranium in the Katherine-Darwin region of the Northern Territory. The linear belt of fracturing, the South Alligator Fault Zone, on which the Coronation Hill is situated, suggests an obvious zone to which future prospecting effort should be guided.
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