Citation

Sullivan, C.J. & Dallwitz, W.B., 1952. Tungsten deposits at Rye Park, New South Wales. Record  1952/054. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The existence of wolfram in the deposit has been known since about 1915, and mining was carried out intermittently from that time until about 1938. It was not until June, 1951, when the deposit was visited by us, that the existence of scheelite in important quantity in the known ore was established. During this visit, also, a study of the structure of the deposit convinced us that, although only a little ore was exposed, considerable quantities of non-outcropping ore might be found. As magnetite is one of the gangue-minerals, a request was made for a magnetic survey. This survey was carried out by the Geophysical Section. Subsequent diamond drilling by Tungsten Consolidated Limited has shown that substantial bodies of scheelite and wolfram ore exist in the area under the structural conditions originally postulated; these conditions are outlined below. The geology of the deposits and the results of combined geological, geophysical, and diamond drilling investigations are discussed.
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