Citation

Matheson, R.S. & Mead, G.F., 1951. The Nunyerrie chrysotile deposits, West Pilbara goldfield, Western Australia. Record  1951/036. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The Nunyerrie Asbestos Deposits are associated with a remnant of metamorphosed ultrabasic rocks in granite country, which is part of a group of Pre-Cambrian rocks of Archaean age. The ultrabasics form an east northeast trending ridge about 1 mile long and 250 feet average width, which rises to a maximum elevation of 300 feet above the general level of the surrounding country. The belt of ultrabasics is highly sheared and jointed and consists chiefly of serpentines, but talcose rocks, chlorite schists, authophyllite rock and what appear to be hydro-biotite schists also occur. The ultrabasics have an intrusive junction with the surrounding granite rocks, and they are intruded by quartz veins and granitic dykes. The deposits were investigated by the author. This report gives an overview of the deposits. Workings, production figures, reserves, grades, and prices are described.
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