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Faints Scheelite Mine, Becks Point, Hillgrove, Sandon Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 36' 6'' South , 151° 56' 23'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.60180,151.93989
GeoHash:G#: r6s1cmp78
Locality type:Mine
Age:358.9 ± 0.4 to 298.9 ± 0.15 Ma
Geologic Time:Carboniferous
Reference for age:Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


A former small mine located approximately 1 km east of Becks Point, 2kms south-west of Mayview Homestead and approximately 5kms south-east of Hillgrove.

Worked via shafts, adits and shallow pits.


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
Cervantite
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+O4
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
'Chert'
Reference: Barron, L.M. Dr. (1983) Sediments, hydrothermal cherts and aplites from the Uralla & Hillgrove areas. Geological Survey of New South Wales - unpublished Petrological Report 83/17, GS1983/252.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Barron, L.M. Dr. (1983) Sediments, hydrothermal cherts and aplites from the Uralla & Hillgrove areas. Geological Survey of New South Wales - unpublished Petrological Report 83/17, GS1983/252.
'Greenschist'
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
'Mudstone'
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
'Pumice'
Reference: Barron, L.M. Dr. (1983) Sediments, hydrothermal cherts and aplites from the Uralla & Hillgrove areas. Geological Survey of New South Wales - unpublished Petrological Report 83/17, GS1983/252.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
'Rhyolite'
Reference: Barron, L.M. Dr. (1983) Sediments, hydrothermal cherts and aplites from the Uralla & Hillgrove areas. Geological Survey of New South Wales - unpublished Petrological Report 83/17, GS1983/252.
'Sandstone'
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
'Siltstone'
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Barron, L.M. Dr. (1983) Sediments, hydrothermal cherts and aplites from the Uralla & Hillgrove areas. Geological Survey of New South Wales - unpublished Petrological Report 83/17, GS1983/252.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Stibnite'2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cervantite'4.DE.30Sb3+Sb5+O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Siderite'5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Scheelite'7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Zircon'9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chert'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Greenschist'-
'Mudstone'-
'Pumice'-
'Rhyolite'-
'Sandstone'-
'Siltstone'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cervantite4.4.16.1Sb3+Sb5+O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chert'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Greenschist'-
'Mudstone'-
'Pumice'-
'Rhyolite'-
'Sandstone'-
'Siltstone'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O SideriteFeCO3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S StibniteSb2S3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
SbAntimony
Sb CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
Sb StibniteSb2S3
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)

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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Early Permian
272.95 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3186666
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cisuralian (272.95 - 298.9 Ma)

Comments: New England Fold Belt

Lithology: Limestone,mudstone,tillite,siltstone,sandstone

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]

Carboniferous
298.9 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 704534
Coffs Harbour Association

Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Coffs Harbour Association

Description: Undifferentiated metasediments and contact metamorphosed metasediments: massive grey metaclaystone, foliated metasiltstone, fine-grained lithic sandstone, medium-grained lithic wacke; minor conglomerate quartz-magnetite rock and chert

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; metasedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic; metasedimentary 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

References

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Barron, L.M. Dr. (1983) Sediments, hydrothermal cherts and aplites from the Uralla & Hillgrove areas. Geological Survey of New South Wales - unpublished Petrological Report 83/17, GS1983/252.
Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.


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