Help mindat.org|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on MindatThe Mindat Store
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery
bannerbannerbannerbannerbannerbanner

Gypsum, Australia

Posted by Ralph Bottrill  
avatar Gypsum, Australia
April 16, 2009 01:59AM
Click here for Best Minerals Gypsum Fast Navagation and here for Best Minerals G and here for Best Minerals A to Z and here for Fast Navigation of completed Best Minerals articles.


Can you help make this a better article? What good localities have we missed? Can you supply pictures of better specimens than those we show here? Can you give us more and better information about the specimens from these localities? Can you supply better geological or historical information on these localities?

GypsumCa.2H2O Monoclinic

Gypsum 20cm

Pernatty Lagoon, Mt Gunson, Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, South Australia, Australia


AustraliaNew South Wales, Windeyer Co. Coombah, Woolcunda Station

Gypsum 20cm tall
Gypsum 12cm wide


AustraliaNew South Wales, Yancowinna Co., Broken Hill, North Mine

Gypsum on matrix 10cm wide




AustraliaQueensland, Mt Isa - Cloncurry area, Selwyn District, Mt Elliott Mine

Gypsum ~10cm wide




AustraliaSouth Australia, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, Stuart Shelf area, Mt Gunson, Mount Gunson Mine

Gypsum ~18cm wide




AustraliaSouth Australia, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, Stuart Shelf area, Mt Gunson, Pernatty Lagoon

Gypsum 9.6cm tall
Gypsum crystals to 3mm


AustraliaSouth Australia, Ceduna region - Nullarbor Plain, Wirrulla

Gypsum 5cm tall




AustraliaSouth Australia, Eyre peninsula, Middleback Range, Sinclairs Gap Lake

Gypsum 10.8cm tall




AustraliaSouth Australia, Eyre Peninsula, Middleback Range, Whyalla

Gypsum 10.3cm wide
Gypsum crystals 23cm wide


AustraliaSouth Australia, Lake Gairdner - Gawler Ranges area, Corunna Station, Lake Gilles

Gypsum 4.4cm tall
Gypsum 8.8cm wide



AustraliaSouth Australia, Mt Lofty Ranges, North Mt Lofty Ranges, Lochiel, Lake Bumbunga

Gypsum 2.5cm wide



AustraliaSouth Australia, Yorke Peninsula, Pine Point, Dead Horse Bay

Gypsum 10,5cm tall




AustraliaVictoria, Bolton

Gypsum FOV 13.5cm



Gypsum from a small salt lake at Bolton. This habit has been described as being like pom-poms.


AustraliaVictoria, Chinkapook, Myall Lakes Reserve

Gypsum 15cm tall




AustraliaVictoria, Swan Hill

Gypsum crystal cluster 20cm wide
Gypsum crystal cluster 15cm wide


AustraliaVictoria, Swan Hill, Chinkapook Lake

Gypsum 2.6cm tall




AustraliaWestern Australia, Comet Vale Township, Lake Goongarrie

Gypsum 10cm tall




AustraliaWestern Australia, Kalgoorlie-Boulder City, Kalgoorlie, Salt Lake City

Gypsum 8.5cm wide




AustraliaWestern Australia, Mount Magnet, Water Tank Hill mine

Gypsum 5.5cm tall




Click here for Best Minerals Gypsum Fast Navagation and here for Best Minerals G and here for Best Minerals A to Z and here for Fast Navigation of completed Best Minerals articles.

Regards,
Ralph



Edited 15 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/2012 10:42AM by Rock Currier.
avatar Re: Gypsum, Australia
March 26, 2012 01:58AM
Ralph,
This is data you generated and was in the Best Minerals, Australia thread that I deleted.


Gypsum
Ca.2H2O Monoclinic

Coombah, Windeyer Co., New South Wales, Australia


Woolcunda Station, Windeyer Co., New South Wales, Australia


North Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia


Mt Elliott mine, QLD

Mount Gunson Mine, Mt Gunson, Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, South Australia, Australia


Pernatty Lagoon, Mt Gunson, Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, South Australia, Australia




Wirrulla, Ceduna region - Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia


Selenite crystal with 5cm - November of 2006

Sinclairs Gap Lake, Middleback Range, Eyre peninsula, South Australia, Australia


10.8 x 9.8 x 6.0 cm. A UNIQUE and DRAMATIC herringbone-shaped CABINET cluster of lustrous and translucent, light brown gypsum blades. The cluster looks like a Christmas tree and the blades reach 6.7 cm.

Whyalla, Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia



Lake Gilles, Corunna Station, Lake Gairdner - Gawler Ranges area, South Australia, Australia

A HIGHLY UNUSUAL, nearly transparent, colorless and doubly terminated hourglass twinned gypsum crystal from the famous Lake Gilles of South Australia, Australia. Lake Gilles produces some of the most unusual gypsum crystal forms in the world.


Lake Bumbunga, Lochiel, North Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia

A twinned gypsum "fish" with mud inclusions, found in the muds of the salt lake at Lochiel. About 25mm long.

Dead Horse Bay, Pine Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australia


Approx, size 10,5 x 9,5 x 5 cm

Bolton, Victoria, Australia


Gypsum from a small salt lake at Bolton. This habit has been described as being like pom-poms. Field of view: 13.5cm.

Myall Lakes Reserve, Chinkapook, Victoria, Australia


Height of specimen 15cm.

Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia

Large cluster of translucent selenite crystals with yellow internal zones below the terminations. Overall size of mineral specimen: 20x15x12 cm. Size of individual crystals: 5-80 mm.


Chinkapook Lake, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia


Gypsum crystals to 26 mm.

Lake Goongarrie, Comet Vale Township, Western Australia, Australia


Approx, size 10 x 7,5 x 5 cm

Salt Lake City, Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie-Boulder City, Western Australia, Australia


Approx, size 7,5 x 8,5 x 7,5 cm

Water Tank Hill mine, Mount Magnet, Western Australia, Australia


Approx, size 5,5 x 3,5 x 2 cm

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Gypsum, Australia
March 26, 2012 02:03AM
These are localities that I picked out with some of the links to the better images to of Gypsums from Australia that may be of some use for improving the article. All of the Australian gypsum images were examined on 25 March 2012.

Woolcunda Station, Coombah, Windeyer Co., New South Wales,

Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-5496.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-16179.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-30918.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-359743.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-359746.html

Junction Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales,

Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-410244.html

North Mine (North Broken Hill Mine; NBH Mine), Broken Hill,

Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-50350.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-44078.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-411580.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-411577.html

Mount Elliott Mine, Selwyn District, Mount Isa - Cloncurry area,

Queensland, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-230023.html

Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, South

Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-372740.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-374235.html

Mount Gunson Mine, Mount Gunson, Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka

Ranges - Lake Torrens area, South Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-51601.html

Pernatty Lagoon, Mt Gunson, Stuart Shelf area, Andamooka Ranges -

Lake Torrens area, South Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-995.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-23819.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-53016.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-71006.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-53691.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-164942.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-271029.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-424855.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-424854.html

Coober Pedy, Coober Pedy - Everard Range Regions, South Australia,

Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-379815.html

Sinclair Gap Lake, Middleback Range, Eyre Peninsula, South

Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-137964.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-83051.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-189018.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-335418.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-335419.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-377059.html

Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-164953.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-112763.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-113676.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-200581.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-298531.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-301647.html

Myall Creek, Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-410974.html

Lake Gilles, Corunna Station, Lake Gairdner - Gawler Ranges area,

South Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-25588.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-43254.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-64038.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-170716.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-109134.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-192206.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-377736.html

Morgan, Murray Basin, South Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-217800.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-350186.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-350187.html

Bolton, Victoria, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-276147.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-412140.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-321323.html

Myall Lakes Reserve, Chinkapook, Victoria, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-213578.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-213576.html

Lake Charm, Victoria, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-6196.html

Carwarp, Mildura district, Victoria, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-301813.html

Northern Gypsum workings, Piangil, Victoria, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-279712.html

Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-6190.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-4576.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-61951.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-292325.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-334921.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-443024.html

Chinkapook Lake, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-81132.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-110650.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-217533.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-257873.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-391260.html

Lake Goongarrie, Comet Vale Township, Western Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-220516.html

Salt Lake City, Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie-Boulder City,

Goldfields-Esperance region, Western Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-220418.html

North Kalgoorlie, Goldfields-Esperance region, Western Australia,

Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-410960.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-444875.html
http://www.mindat.org/photo-448819.html

Water Tank Hill mine, Mount Magnet, Western Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-220469.html

Lake Lefroy, Widgiemooltha, Western Australia, Australia
http://www.mindat.org/photo-301812.html

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Author:

Your Email:


Subject:


Attachments:
  • Valid attachments: jpg, gif, png, pdf
  • No file can be larger than 1000 KB
  • 3 more file(s) can be attached to this message

Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically. If the code is hard to read, then just try to guess it right. If you enter the wrong code, a new image is created and you get another chance to enter it right.
CAPTCHA
Message:


bannerbannerbannerbannerbannerbanner
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2015, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: August 3, 2015 03:59:36