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Mount Samuel, Tennant Creek, Barkly Region, Northern Territory, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Mount SamuelMountain
Tennant CreekCreek
Barkly RegionRegion
Northern TerritoryTerritory
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
19° 41' 24'' South , 134° 9' 13'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tennant Creek3,889 (2012)6.0km


Map sheets: Tennant Creek 100K Map.
Coordinates: 411300mE, 7822600mN.
Longitude = 134.153722
Latitude = -19.68995
References: Modat Northern Territory Mineral Occurrences Database 2002; Harvey 1985b.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
North Australian Element, AustraliaCraton
Kalkarindji Igneous Province, Northern Territory, AustraliaGeologic Province
Warramunga Province, Northern Territory, AustraliaGeologic Province

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9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Modat Mineral Occurrence database; Northern Territory Geological Survey 2002.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Henry J. (1974) Structural Analysis in AAM Properties in Tennant Creek TC. 3 -TC.12 and Mount Samuel, MG 431.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Modat Mineral Occurrence database; Northern Territory Geological Survey 2002.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Modat Mineral Occurrence database; Northern Territory Geological Survey 2002.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Modat Mineral Occurrence database; Northern Territory Geological Survey 2002.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Modat Mineral Occurrence database; Northern Territory Geological Survey 2002.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Modat Mineral Occurrence database; Northern Territory Geological Survey 2002.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Modat Mineral Occurrence database; Northern Territory Geological Survey 2002.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Modat Mineral Occurrence database; Northern Territory Geological Survey 2002.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Modat Mineral Occurrence database; Northern Territory Geological Survey 2002.
Wittichenite
Formula: Cu3BiS3
Reference: Modat Mineral Occurrence database; Northern Territory Geological Survey 2002.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Wittichenite2.GA.20Cu3BiS3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

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 = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Wittichenite3.4.8.1Cu3BiS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S WitticheniteCu3BiS3
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu WitticheniteCu3BiS3
AuGold
Au GoldAu
BiBismuth
Bi WitticheniteCu3BiS3

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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3187547
Paleoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Tennant Creek Block

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

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]

Orosirian
1800 - 2050 Ma



ID: 824503
Warramunga Formation

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Warramunga Formation

Description: Tuffaceous arenite/wacke ("metagreywacke") and siltstone; shale, including argillaceous banded ironstone ("haematite shale"); slate.

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic

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]

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

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