Citation

Sullivan, C.J., 1953. Uranium prospects, Waterhouse area, Northern Territory: (preliminary report & maps). Record  1953/095B. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The area described in this report extends for 6.5 miles south of the southern boundary of the Hundred of Goyder, and for approximately 8.5 miles west of the Stuart Highway. The North Australian Railway runs approximately through the centre of the area. No uranium-bearing minerals have yet been discovered in the Waterhouse Area, but copper mineralization, associated with some radioactivity is known to occur. A slate formation, which is partly graphic, carries the main signs of copper and uranium mineralization noted to date, and is underlain by a quartzite breccia. Those beds are similar to, and are possibly identical with, those carrying the uranium and copper ore at Rum Jungle, where surface showings were not impressive. The mineralized slate at Waterhouse warrants prospecting and at least one known deposit warrants drilling. Other parts of the area, in which radiometric anomalies have been found by the airborne scintillometer, need further ground investigation.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -12.9 East bound 131.2 West bound 130.8 South bound -13.3
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1953

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