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Kintore opencut, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
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Large opencut mine known for a wealth of secondary mineral species.

There was an old Kintore shaft, which was part of the Central mine (Block 9). When they started to open cut the deposits, the new Kintore open pit probably encompassed the old Kintore shaft along with various other old workings, including the Block 10 and much of the Central MIne and Proprietary Mine workings (Blocks 9-11). See http://www.mindat.org/loc-23201.html for more discussion.

NOTE: Material from this opencut (and also the Block 14 Opencut) which was fairly rich in secondary minerals could be collected in the 1990s on designated dumps on the mine site of the Pinnacles mine (http://www.mindat.org/loc-5752.html).

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Adamite
var: Cuprian Adamite
Agardite-(Y)
Anglesite
Antlerite
'Apatite'
Aragonite
Arseniosiderite
Arsenopyrite
Atacamite
Aurichalcite
Azurite
Baryte
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Bayldonite
Beraunite
Beudantite
'Bindheimite'
Boleite
Brianyoungite
Brochantite
Bromargyrite
Calcite
Campigliaite
Carminite
Cerussite
Chalcanthite
Chalcophanite
Chalcopyrite
Chalcosiderite
Chlorargyrite
Chrysocolla
Conichalcite
Connellite
Copper
Corkite
Cornwallite
Coronadite
Covellite
Crandallite
Cryptomelane
Cuprite
Cyrilovite
Dolomite
Dufrénite
Duftite
Faustite
Fornacite
Gahnite
Galena
Gartrellite
Goethite
Goslarite
var: Mangangoslarite

Graphite
Gypsum
'Halotrichite-Pickeringite Series'
Hawleyite
Hemimorphite
Hidalgoite
Hinsdalite
Hopeite
Hydrocerussite
Hydrozincite
Iodargyrite
Jarosite
Kaolinite
Kidwellite
Kintoreite (TL)
Kleemanite
Kolitschite (TL)
Ktenasite
Langite
Leadhillite
Leucophosphite
Linarite
Malachite
Marshite
Mawbyite (TL)
Miersite
Mimetite
Minium
Mottramite
Munakataite
Muscovite
var: Illite
Natrodufrénite
Natrojarosite
Olivenite
Opal
var: Opal-AN

Paratacamite
Pharmacosiderite
Philipsbornite
Plumbogummite
Plumbojarosite
Pseudomalachite
Pyrite
Pyromorphite
Quartz
'Rhabdophane'
Rhodochrosite
Rockbridgeite
Rosasite
Sampleite
Schulenbergite
Scorodite
Segnitite (TL)
Serpierite
Shannonite
Silver
Smithsonite
Spangolite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Stolzite
Strengite
Sulphur
Tarbuttite
'Tocornalite' ?
Tsumcorite
Turquoise
Variscite
Vauquelinite
Wulfenite
Yancowinnaite (TL)
'Zincrosasite'


125 entries listed. 115 valid minerals. 5 type localities (valid minerals).

Localities in this Region

Australia
  • New South Wales
    • Yancowinna Co.

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References

- Birch, W.D. and Van Der Heyden, A. (1988): Minerals from the Kintore Opencut, Broken Hill, New South Wales. Mineralogical Record: 19: 425-436.
- Elliott, P. (1996): Mimetite and Wulfenite from the Kintore Opencut Broken Hill New South Wales. Mineralogical Record, 27, 375-380.
- Birch, W.D. and van der Heyden, A. (1997): Minerals of the Kintore and Block 14 open cuts at Broken Hill NSW. Australian Journal of Mineralogy: 3: 23-71.
- Birch, W.D. (1999). Minerals of Broken Hill. Publisher Broken Hill Council (Melbourne).
- Grey, I. E., Mumme, W. G., Bordet, P. & Mills, S. J. (2008) A new crystal-chemical variation of the alunite-type structure in monoclinic PbZn0.5Fe3(AsO4)2(OH)6, Canadian Mineralogist, 46(5), 1355–1364.
- Mills, S. J., Grey, I. E., Mumme, W. G., Miyawaki, R., Matsubara, S., Bordet, P., Birch, W. D. & Raudsepp, M. (2008): Kolitschite, Pb[Zn0.5,0.5]Fe3(AsO4)2(OH)6, a new mineral from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 14(2), 63–67.
- Mills, S. J. & Birch, W. D. (2009) Kolitschit, ein neues Arsenatmineral aus Australien. Mineralien-Welt, 21(1), 82-85 (in German).

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