Citation

Gardner, D.E., 1953. Edith River area: carborne radiometric survey and prospecting by geochemical party, July, 1953. Record  1953/119. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

A radiometric survey was made, by carborne equipment, of the area of granitic country south-west of Edith Siding that was covered by the airborne scintillometer survey of 1952. Several small, lenticular deposits of radioactive, hematitic lode material were found in three shear zones, but the radioactive anomalies were in general due to hills of granite which have counts higher than the general background count. A similar carborne survey, and an investigation by a geochemical party, were made in an area of Brocks Creek sediments south-east of the Edith Siding, in which twelve third order anomalies had been indicated by the airborne survey. The anomalies were found to occur mainly along a slaty band, and along a prominently outcropping bed of tuffaceous sandstone. A shear or fracture zone near the southern end of the area investigated contains oxidized copper minerals, and Geiger counts a little higher than usual were obtained at one locality within it, and at another locality approximately 200 feet east of it. The largest of the hematitic lenses in the granitic country south-west of the Edith Siding will be inspected and sampled, and additional prospecting will be done along and adjacent to the copper bearing shear zone.
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