Citation

Owen, H.B., 1949. Examination of a supposed bauxite bearing area on Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory of Australia. Record  1949/041. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The presence of laterite described as high-silica bauxite at Mt. Roe on Cobourg Peninsula had been reported early in this century by H.Y.L. Brown, who submitted a specimen for analysis. In the absence of information about the mineralogical composition of the rock the chemical analysis alone affords a very incomplete description of the material. It was considered that the rock might be somewhat similar to the commercially valuable high-silica bauxite which occurs in the Netherlands East Indies and Malaya. At the request of the Australian Aluminium Production Commission the writer was instructed to examine the area in the vicinity of Mounts Roe and Bedwell, and to sample and report on any accessible bodies of apparently aluminous laterite. The locality, topography, and general geology of the area are briefly described. Accounts of the laterite occurrence at Mounts Roe, Bedwell, Kura, and Victoria are given. The mineralogical character of the laterite is described.
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