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Prospect Quarry, Prospect (Prospect Hill), Cumberland Co., New South Wales, Australiai
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Prospect Quarry, Prospect, Cumberland Co., New South Wales, Australia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 49' 23'' South , 150° 55' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Greystanes21,703 (2017)2.6km
Holroyd242 (2015)3.2km
Girraween4,059 (2015)3.6km
Fairfield Heights6,649 (2015)5.0km
Guildford West4,420 (2018)5.2km


Located approximately 29kms due West of Sydney.
This quarry has probably contributed more crushed rock (blue metal) for road and building construction in the Sydney region than any other similar locality.

Quarrying first commenced around the early 1820s and ceased operations around 2010. The quarry has now been, and is being, redeveloped for housing and light industry.

The quarry is famous for its world class Prehnite.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Eastern Province, Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaGeologic Province
Sydney Basin, New South Wales, AustraliaBasin

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Habit: massive; trapazohedra
Colour: colorless, transparent-opaque
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992) Zeolites of the World, p.48. Crawford, E.A. (1973) Igneous Rock Deposits, Central Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales Department of Mines Report GS1973/441. Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194.
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, P.48; Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, P.48: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, P.48; Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, P.48; Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
'Chabazite'
Reference: [MinRec 25:190]
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Crawford, E.A. (1973) Igneous Rock Deposits, Central Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales Department of Mines Report GS1973/441.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: History paper on boral.com.au website
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Keith Compton collection
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, P.48
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Leucite
Formula: K(AlSi2O6)
Reference: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, P.48; Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Crawford, E.A. (1973) Igneous Rock Deposits, Central Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales Department of Mines Report GS1973/441.
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, P.48; Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
'Phillipsite'
Reference: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Keith Compton collection
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Habit: botryoidal
Colour: colourless, white, yellow, all shades of green, brown to almost black.
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, P.48; Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, P.48; Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, P.48
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, P.48; Min Rec (1994) 25:185-194
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: NSW Geological Survey Report GS1967/214

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Pickeringite7.CB.85MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Leucite9.GB.05K(AlSi2O6)
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Pectolite9.DG.05NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Pickeringite29.7.3.1MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Pectolite65.2.1.4aNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Leucite76.2.2.1K(AlSi2O6)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apophyllite'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Phillipsite'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
H PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
O PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
AlAluminium
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
Al PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PickeringiteMgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
KPotassium
K LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca PectoliteNaCa2Si3O8(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 740937
mafic volcanic rocks 38495

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Description: Volcanic rocks, predominantly mafic; basalt, trachyte, trachybasalt, trachyandesite, leucitite, basanite, nephelinite, limburgite, rhyolite, tuff and high level intrusives; rare volcaniclastic sediments

Comments: igneous mafic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous mafic volcanic

Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). [5]

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3191174
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Siltstone,sandstone,mudstone

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Tschernich, R. (1992) Zeolites of the World, p.48.
England, B. M. (1994) Minerals of the Prospect Intrusion, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Record 25, pp.185-194.
Wilshire, H.G. (1967) The Prospect Alkaline Diabase-Picrite Intrusion New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Petrology 8(1) pp.97-163.
Crawford, E.A. (1973) Igneous Rock Deposits, Central Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales Department of Mines Report GS1973/441.

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Prospect, New South Wales by Keith Compton



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