Abstract

The discovery of the heavy mineral deposit here described was made by the writer during the 1950 field season in Dampier Peninsula, when geological mapping of the area was carried out in conjunction with Mr. Hampton Smith, Consulting Geologist for Ampol Petroleum Co., Sydney. When traversing the southern west coast from Broome to Carnot Bay the writer noticed the presence of black-sand beaches in several places and he eventually took a sample from one of the best localities. When finalizing the report on the geology of the Peninsula, the writer asked for a detailed analysis of the sample. It was then discovered that it was composed mainly of ilmenite. The report provides an outline of the local geology and physiography. The location, composition, and extent of the deposits are discussed.
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1952-01-01T00:00:00

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