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GENERAL GEOLOGY

FAULTS AND VEINS UNDERGROUND

Mineralised fault in Wood Mine

The fault and vein in the cobalt mine Mineralised fault in Wood Mine. The fault is mineralised with galena and chalcocite. Close to the fault is the large stope known as North End Chambers where malachite, cerussite and manganese wad are found. The pink line picks out the fault plane.  This fault is a continuation of the Engine Vein fault with a throw of around 7 metres. 

(Left)  Cobalt Mine.  The fault and vein in the cobalt mine with the black deposits of cobaltiferous manganese dioxide (cobaltian wad) on the surface.

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