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Mud Tank, Alcoota Station, Strangway Range, Central Desert Shire, Northern Territory, Australia
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Latitude: 23°0'50"S
Longitude: 134°16'37"E
 
 
The Mud Tank collecting area is 6 km from Plenty Highway. This is a popular collecting spot, mostly for large zircon crystals, in a carbonatite. The Mud Tank carbonatite comprises at least four pipe-like bodies tending in a northeast-southwest direction. The outcrops form a series of low hills spread over 5km of which the most northerly is the most prominent. The most northerly was being mined for vermiculite recently, with collectors allowed to fossick on the dumps still.
Mud Tank is listed in many publications as Harts Range or Harts Range district but is in fact in the far eastern end of the Strangway Range, located on Alcoota Station.

Mineral List

Almandine
'Apatite'
Calcite
Hematite
Ilmenite
Magnetite
Microcline
'Moonstone'
Phlogopite
Quartz
var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper
Vermiculite
Zircon


13 entries listed. 9 valid minerals.

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References

B.M.England 1979. Pseudo-crystals of martite from the Mud Tank carbonatite, Strangway Range, Northern Territory, Australia. The Australian Mineralogist April 1979 pg. 144-146

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