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Nimbus-Discovery Zone (Nimbus deposit), Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire, Western Australia, Australiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 47' 21'' South , 121° 38' 57'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.78944,121.64917
GeoHash:G#: qdw8b4ynr
Locality type:Zone
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Located 45 km south-east of Kalgoorlie.
Latitude: -30.78953
Longitude: 121.6492
Coordinates: 370470mE, 6592940mN.

A Au-Ag-Zn deposit.

References: Minedex Database 2006. Fimiston Mining Annual Report, 2003.

For some reason I immediately thought of Star Trek, then realised Nimbus 3 was a planet in Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier. I am not aware of any Klingons at the Nimbus Discovery Zone, but it is a silver mine. Originally mined from 2003-2007 from Discovery Pit and the shallower East Pit, producing 3.6 million oz of silver at an average grade of 352 g/t silver. The mine is 10 kilometres east of Kalgoorlie.
According to Mulholland et al. (1988), the Nimbus silver-zinc deposit is 17 km ESE of Kalgoorlie.

In April 2012, MacPhersons Resources Limited announced it was re-opening the mine, initially as four shallow pits mining an oxide resource, then joining all four as a superpit mining the primary ore. It had discovered a new ore resource 20-70 metres below the floor of the Discovery Pit, as well as new polymetallic resources around the East Pit, a new gold resource in the Boorara Shear Zone, 1 kilometre south-west and several gold, silver and zinc prospects in the immediate area. These include Brindabella (Ag-Zn), Diggers Dam (Au), Tramways (Ag-Zn), Chapple (Au), Dawn (Au), Boorara (Au), Condor (Ag-Zn), and Gretel (Ag-Zn).

At the Discovery/ East Pits ten sulphide lenses have been discovered as VHMS massive sulphide bodies and disseminated silver-zinc mineralisation.
The principal Ag-bearing mineral in the oxide zone is chlorargyrite (Mulholland et al., 1988).

Note on the mineral list: Mulholland et al. (1988) also mention a "complex Pb-Fe-Sb-Cu sulpho-arsenate."

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
West Australian Element, Western Australia, AustraliaCraton
Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia, AustraliaCraton
Kambalda Nickel Metallogenic Province, Western Australia, AustraliaGeologic Province

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25 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.; Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.; Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.; Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.; Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.; Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
'Glass'
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.
Jalpaite
Formula: Ag3CuS2
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.
Leucoxene
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.
Marrite
Formula: AgPbAsS3
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Owyheeite
Formula: Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.; Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.; Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.; Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Freibergite2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jalpaite2.BA.45Ag3CuS2
Marrite2.JB.15AgPbAsS3
Owyheeite2.HC.35Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Fuchsite9.EC.15K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Glass'-
Leucoxene-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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 = 2:1
Jalpaite2.4.4.1Ag3CuS2
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
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 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Marrite3.4.6.1AgPbAsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Owyheeite3.5.10.1Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Glass'-
Leucoxene-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
-K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
var: Sericite-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O RutileTiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S JalpaiteAg3CuS2
S CinnabarHgS
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S CovelliteCuS
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S MarriteAgPbAsS3
S OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
FeIron
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu JalpaiteAg3CuS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As MarriteAgPbAsS3
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag JalpaiteAg3CuS2
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Ag MarriteAgPbAsS3
Ag OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Sb OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MarriteAgPbAsS3
Pb OwyheeiteAg3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20

References

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I. R. Mulholland, A. Cowden, I. P. Hay, J. C. Ion & A. L. Greenaway (1998): Nimbus silver-zinc deposit. In: Berkman, D.A. & Mackenzie, D.H., eds., Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean mineral deposits, Monograph 22, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 273-277.
Diggers and Dealers Conference Presentation(2012): Kalgoorlie. McPhersons Resources Ltd. (17 Apr 2012)
Hollis, S. P., Mole, D. R., Gillespie, P., Barnes, S. J., Tessalina, S., Cas, R. A. F., ... & Yeats, C. J. (2017). 2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: Insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) Nimbus deposit. Precambrian Research, 291, 119-142.

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