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Kintore opencut, Broken Hill South Mine (BHS Mine; South Mine), Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Large open cut mine, active from the late 1980s to 1996, known for a wealth of secondary mineral species, that worked the remaining oxide portion of the southern end of the Broken Hill Lode.

The pit was named after the old Kintore shaft, which was part of the Central mine (Block 9). The Kintore open cut and Block 14 open cut, a kilometer to the north, along the line of lode open cut, was operated from the late 1980's to 1996 by Normandy Mining which was taken over by Newmont Mining and then ceased operations in Broken Hill.

The Kintore open pit encompassed the old Kintore shaft along with various other old workings, including the Block 10 mine and much of the Central Mine (Block 9)and a portion of the [Broken] Proprietary Mine workings (Blocks 9-11). See http://www.mindat.org/loc-23201.html for more discussion.

When Normandy shutdown the oxide mining operation in 1996 the various historic mining claims in the central portion of the Broken Hill Lode were consolidated into a single mining claim CML 7, by Consolidated Broken Hill Ltd, which had a plan to mine the Western Lode from declines in the bottom of the Kintore and and Blackwood pits. It never happened. They became CBH Resources and instead reopened the old Endeavour deposit north of Cobar. CBH in turn got taken over by a Japanese company, Toho Resources who then went back into Broken Hill in 2012 and developed the Western Lode from the north end of the old Proprietary mine lease, calling it the Rasp Mine. This mine works entirely in sulfide mineralization although some stockpiles of oxidized and transitional oxide-sulfide remain.

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
'Beudantite-Segnitite Series'
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
'Garnet'
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'
Rhabdophane-(Ce)
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


138 entries listed. 119 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

Australia

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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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