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Daly Mine, Yudnamutana District, Arkaroola Region (Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary; Arkaroola Station), North Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australiai
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Daly MineMine
Yudnamutana DistrictDistrict
Arkaroola Region (Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary; Arkaroola Station)Region
North Flinders Ranges- not defined -
Flinders RangesMining Region
South AustraliaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
30° 8' 53'' South , 139° 20' 18'' East
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Copley: H54-9/Umberatana SH5409
Record of mines - Summary Card No: 72

"Name: Daly Mine, Alternative Name: Lyndhurst? "
"Location: 1 3/4 miles south east from Daly Bore."

"History: The mine was opened up in 1862 and from 1866 to 1868 it was one of the holdings of the Daly-Stanley Mining Company. In subsequent years it changed hands a number of times. Most of the ore produced was extracted between 1908 and 1911 by the Lyndhurst (S.A.) Copper Company, and during this period, tributors dressed ore ranging up to 22% copper. In 1912, the company merged with Union Consolidated Copper Mines and the mine became one of a group operated by Union Consolidated Copper Mines (1911) Ltd. which closed down later in the same year owing to lack of capital. Between 1914 and 1918 the Flinders Copper Company installed a leaching and electrolytic plant and produced a small tonnage of copper cement in addition to parcels of carbonate ore. In 1943, two boreholes were drilled by the Broken Hill Associated Smelters Pty. Ltd. in order to explore the primary sulphide zone.
The mine is now part of MAC. 5171 (MAR. 571) of about 38 acres, pegged by Kennecott Exploration- (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. on October 9th, 1967."

Above is an excerpt from the Record of Mines - Mines Summary Card
(Spelling and grammar may differ from present standards)


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Sir Dominick Daly

The Daly Mine, the Sir Dominick Mine, and the nearby Daly Bore were all named after Sir Dominick Daly – the former governor of South Australia (1862 - 1868) - He also served as governor of Prince Edward Island Canada (1854 - 1859).
Born on 11 August 1798 at Ardfry, Ireland; Died 19 February 1868, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
His nephew (and namesake) Dominick Daly became a government surveyor for the state of South Australia, with G. G. McLachlan's No. 6 Party with Goyder's Expedition of 1869.










It is believed people often while looking for the Sir Dominick Mine, come across the Daly first without realising that there are in fact two mines in close proximity. It is interesting to note that there is quite a marked difference in the matrix and geology of the two mines. Even noted by H.Y.L. Brown in 'The Record of Mines of South Australia - 1908'
To add to the confusion there is only ¾ mile or 1.2km (1.7km by track) between these mines and the official northern boundary of Sir Dominick is the South boundary of Daly.

(The Sir Dominick mine is located by following the track past the Daly mine and continuing along the creek another 1.7km, the last 500 metres is cut into the side of the hill and is not recommended due to steep washouts)

Small, but very nice azurite crystals can be found at this mine.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Description: Unlikely to be found in surface areas, records only show arsenopyrite to be present in drill core samples.
Reference: Coats & Blissetts 1971, Bulletin 43, Regional and Economic Geology of the Mount Painter Province. South Australia Geol. Survey
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Description: Small, but very nice azurite crystals can be found at this mine.
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Description: Unlikely to be found in surface areas, records only show chalcocite to be present in drill core samples.
Reference: Coats & Blissetts 1971, Bulletin 43, Regional and Economic Geology of the Mount Painter Province. South Australia Geol. Survey; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Description: Unlikely to be found in surface areas, records only show chalcopyrite to be present in drill core samples.
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Cornwallite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Personal collection of Mark Willoughby XRD Confirmation via South Australian Museum
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Coats & Blissetts 1971, Bulletin 43, Regional and Economic Geology of the Mount Painter Province. South Australia Geol. Survey
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Mixite
Formula: BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Personal collection of Mark Willoughby XRD confirmation via, South Australian Museum.
Olivenite ?
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Description: It is currently believed all specimens of Olivenite labelled as Daly Mine, are actually from the nearby Sir Dominick Mine. (See Sir Dominick Mine for further details)
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Only surface evidence of pyrite is on the dumps adjacent to the water bore hole.
Reference: Coats & Blissetts 1971, Bulletin 43, Regional and Economic Geology of the Mount Painter Province. South Australia Geol. Survey
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Coats, R. P. and Blissett, A. H. (1971): Regional and Economic Geology of the Mount Painter Province, Geological Survey of South Australia Bulletin, 43.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Volborthite
Formula: Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Cornwallite8.BD.05Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Mixite8.DL.15BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Olivenite ?8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Volborthite8.FD.05Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Volborthite40.3.10.1Cu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Cornwallite41.4.2.2Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite ?41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Mixite42.5.1.1BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
H MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O RutileTiO2
O CupriteCu2O
O CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
O MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
SSulfur
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
VVanadium
V VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu VolborthiteCu3(V2O7)(OH)2 · 2H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
AsArsenic
As CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
As MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
BiBismuth
Bi MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O

References

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Gee, L.C.E., Brown, H.Y.L.(1908) Record of The Mines of South Australia, 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide.
Coats, R.P., Blissett, A.H. (1971) Regional and Economic Geology of the Mount Painter Province. Geological Survey of South Australia Bulletin, 43.
(1980) Record of mines - Summary Card No:72
Copley: H54-9/Umberatana SH5409
Noble, R.J., Just J., Johnson, J. E., (1983) Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Dallow, L., (1983) Fossickers Guide to Gold, Minerals and Gemstones of South Australia. Graphinity Pty. Ltd, Victoria, Australia.

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