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Greenbushes Mine (Greenbushes pegmatite), Greenbushes Tinfield, Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire, Western Australia, Australiai
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Greenbushes Mine (Greenbushes pegmatite)Mine
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Bridgetown-Greenbushes ShireShire
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 51' 17'' South , 116° 3' 38'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Greenbushes344 (2012)0.6km
Balingup442 (2016)10.6km
Bridgetown2,971 (2012)13.8km
Mullalyup278 (2016)17.9km
Kirup324 (2018)20.5km


An open pit tin-tantalum-lithium mine located in SW Western Australia. Older specimens may be titled Lemonade Springs, which was an old open pit just south of the Cornwall Pit.

The mine has been one of the most intensely studied in Western Australia. The deposit contains half the world's known reserves of tantalum, and is the largest lithium resource in the world. Tin production ceased at Greenbushes in 2007. Fossicking is not allowed at the mine.

The deposit was discovered by government geologist. E. T. Hardman in 1881. The Bunbury Tin Mining Company was formed to mine the alluvial cassiterite. Production levels waxed and waned over the years based on tin prices. In the early years mining involved screening, sluicing and dredging by small groups of miners. After 1908, lower profits and yields saw a gradual consolidation of leases. From this time till 1944, tin mining was sporadic, and conducted with hydraulic sluices with small scale deep mining. After the Second World War, the Tin and Strategic Mineral Company Pty Ltd started large scale mining using modern methods. Due to low prices the company ceased in 1956, and mining was taken over by Greenbushes Tin NL in 1965. Initially this was by dredges, then from 1972 by open pit mining for tin and tantalum. Commercial spodumene production for lithium started in 1983, but the company ran into financial difficulties and was purchased by Gwalia Consolidated Ltd in 1990, who expanded the mining operation.

The mineis based in a zoned granitic pegmatite. The main Greenbushes pegmatite is 2 500 metres long and 61 to 244 metres wide, trending north north-west. It is classed as a large LCT complex pegmatite (spodumene sub-class), is severely deformed, recrystallised, deeply weathered and fine grained to a point where it is difficult to map out the zonation. Two main zones are present:
- Albite / Ta-Sn zone
- Spodumene zone (hanging walls of the main pegmatite)

The mine produces many interesting minerals but few large attractive crystals for most species. Well formed, coarse schorl and holmquistite crystals are known, but only micro cyrstals of the tantalum bearing minerals. It is the type and only locality for ferro-holmquistite.

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


59 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Albite var. Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Fetherston, J.M. (2004), Tantalum in Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, GSWA, 02 Apr 2004
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Anorthite var. Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Partington, G.A. (1990) Environment and structural controls on the intrusion of the giant rare metal Greenbushes pegmatite, Western Australia. Economic Geology: 85: 437-456.; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: http://www.greenbushesinc.asn.au/mine/geology&mining.htm; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Description: Disordered ferrocolumbite exsolution lamellae in rutile.
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist, Volume 42, Number 6, December 2004, pp. 1859-1870
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Nb2O6
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
'Doelterite'
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Enstatite
Formula: Mg2Si2O6
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Euxenite-(Y) ?
Formula: (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
'Feldspar Group var. Perthite'
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Ferro-holmquistite (TL)
Formula: ◻{Li2}{Fe2+3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Fluorapatite var. Manganese-bearing Fluorapatite
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Gahnite
Formula: ZnAl2O4
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Glaucophane ?
Formula: ◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Description: Possibly ferroholmquistite?
Reference: Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 2, p 405
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Holmquistite
Formula: ◻{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Description: Maybe mostly ferroholmquistite
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Holtite
Formula: (Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
'Hornblende'
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Ixiolite
Formula: (Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Reference: Partington, G.A. (1990) Environment and structural controls on the intrusion of the giant rare metal Greenbushes pegmatite, Western Australia. Economic Geology: 85: 437-456.; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: http://www.spodumene.com/html/greenbushes.html; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
'Leucoxene'
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
'Limonite'
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Lithiophilite
Formula: LiMn2+PO4
Reference: Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V.(2013): Gemstones of Western Australia, Geological Survey of Western Australia
Lithiophosphate
Formula: Li3PO4
Reference: Magna, T., Novák, M., Cempírek, J., Janoušek, V., Ullmann, C. V., Wiechert, U. (2016) Crystallographic control on lithium isotope fractionation in Archean to Cenozoic LCT [lithium-cesium-tantalum] pegmatites. Geology, 44(8), 655-658.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 2, p 298
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: http://www.spodumene.com/html/greenbushes.html; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
'Microlite Group'
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Reference: Partington, G.A. (1990) Environment and structural controls on the intrusion of the giant rare metal Greenbushes pegmatite, Western Australia. Economic Geology: 85: 437-456.; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
'Monazite'
Formula: (REE/Ce/La/Nd/Sm/Gd)(PO4)
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Montebrasite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V.(2013): Gemstones of Western Australia, Geological Survey of Western Australia
'Mossite'
Description: Reexamination of Pryce & Chester sample ( 6 grains)showed to be different minerals belonging to the tapiolite group mineral, tantalite group mineral, dravite and a mixture of tanatalite and strüverite (Dunn et al 1979). Discredited
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia; Dunn, P. J, Gaines, R.V. & Kristiansen, R.(1979): Mossite discredited. Mineralogical Magazine. 43, 553-554
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Partington, G.A. (1990) Environment and structural controls on the intrusion of the giant rare metal Greenbushes pegmatite, Western Australia. Economic Geology: 85: 437-456.; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Pollucite
Formula: (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 2, p 405
'Pyrochlore Group'
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Rutile var. Niobium-bearing Rutile
Formula: (Ti,Nb)O2
Reference: The Canadian Mineralogist, Volume 42, Number 6, December 2004, pp. 1859-1870
Rutile var. Strüverite
Formula: (Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Rynersonite
Formula: CaTa2O6
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
'Scapolite'
Reference: Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Fetherston, J., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V.(2013): Gemstones of Western Australia, Geological Survey of Western Australia
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Simpsonite
Formula: Al4Ta3O13(OH)
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Spodumene var. Kunzite
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Staurolite
Formula: Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Stibiotantalite
Formula: Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176; Partington, G.A. (1990) Environment and structural controls on the intrusion of the giant rare metal Greenbushes pegmatite, Western Australia. Economic Geology: 85: 437-456.; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Ta2O6
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
'Tapiolite'
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 2, p 405
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Triphylite
Formula: LiFe2+PO4
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176
Turquoise
Formula: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Partington, G.A. (1990) Environment and structural controls on the intrusion of the giant rare metal Greenbushes pegmatite, Western Australia. Economic Geology: 85: 437-456.; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
Wodginite
Formula: Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Reference: Partington, G.A. (1990) Environment and structural controls on the intrusion of the giant rare metal Greenbushes pegmatite, Western Australia. Economic Geology: 85: 437-456.; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635
'Xenotime'
Reference: Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Am Min 90:1167-1176; Econ Geol (1995) 90:616-635

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35Fe2+Nb2O6
Columbite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Nb2O6
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Euxenite-(Y) ?4.DG.05(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Gahnite4.BB.05ZnAl2O4
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Ixiolite4.DB.25(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Microlite Group'4.00.A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
'Pyrochlore Group'4.00.A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var. Niobium-bearing Rutile4.DB.05(Ti,Nb)O2
var. Strüverite4.DB.05(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Rynersonite4.DF.05CaTa2O6
Simpsonite4.DC.10Al4Ta3O13(OH)
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Stibiotantalite4.DE.30Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Tantalite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Ta2O6
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Wodginite4.DB.40Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Amblygonite8.BB.05LiAl(PO4)F
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var. Manganese-bearing Fluorapatite8.BN.05(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Lithiophilite8.AB.10LiMn2+PO4
Lithiophosphate8.AA.20Li3PO4
Montebrasite8.BB.05LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Triphylite8.AB.10LiFe2+PO4
Turquoise8.DD.15CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var. Cleavelandite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var. Labradorite9.FA.35(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Elbaite9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Enstatite9.DA.05Mg2Si2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ferro-holmquistite (TL)9.DD.05◻{Li2}{Fe2+3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Glaucophane ?9.DE.25◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Holmquistite9.DD.05◻{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Holtite9.AJ.10(Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pollucite9.GB.05(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
var. Kunzite9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Staurolite9.AF.30Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
'Doelterite'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'var. Perthite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Leucoxene'-
'Limonite'-
'Monazite'-(REE/Ce/La/Nd/Sm/Gd)(PO4)
'Mossite' ?-
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Scapolite'-
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tapiolite'-(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
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
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
var. Strüverite4.4.1.3(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Gahnite7.2.1.4ZnAl2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Ixiolite8.1.10.1(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Stibiotantalite8.1.6.2Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Wodginite8.1.8.1Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Microlite Group'8.2.2.1A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
'Pyrochlore Group'8.2.1.1A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
AB2O6
Columbite-(Fe)8.3.2.2Fe2+Nb2O6
Columbite-(Mn)8.3.2.4Mn2+Nb2O6
Euxenite-(Y) ?8.3.8.2(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Rynersonite8.3.7.2CaTa2O6
Tantalite-(Mn)8.3.2.3Mn2+Ta2O6
Miscellaneous
Simpsonite8.7.5.1Al4Ta3O13(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
ABXO4
Lithiophilite38.1.1.2LiMn2+PO4
Triphylite38.1.1.1LiFe2+PO4
AXO4
Lithiophosphate38.4.10.1Li3PO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Amblygonite41.5.8.1LiAl(PO4)F
Montebrasite41.5.8.2LiAl(PO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Staurolite52.2.3.1Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with (BO3)
Holtite54.1.3.1(Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25
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 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Elbaite61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
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
Enstatite65.1.2.1Mg2Si2O6
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Glaucophane ?66.1.3c.1◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Holmquistite66.1.2.9◻{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
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)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Pollucite77.1.1.2(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var. Cleavelandite
-Na(AlSi3O8)
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var. Labradorite-(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
'Doelterite'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'var. Perthite'-
Ferro-holmquistite (TL)-◻{Li2}{Fe2+3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fluorapatite
var. Manganese-bearing Fluorapatite
-(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Lepidolite'-
'Leucoxene'-
'Limonite'-
'Monazite'-(REE/Ce/La/Nd/Sm/Gd)(PO4)
'Mossite' ?-
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
Rutile
var. Niobium-bearing Rutile
-(Ti,Nb)O2
'Scapolite'-
Spodumene
var. Kunzite
-LiAlSi2O6
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tapiolite'-(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Ferro-holmquistite◻{Li2}{Fe32+Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Holmquistite◻{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
H MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Fluorapatite var. Manganese-bearing Fluorapatite(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H SimpsoniteAl4Ta3O13(OH)
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
H StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
LiLithium
Li Ferro-holmquistite◻{Li2}{Fe32+Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Li AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
Li Holmquistite◻{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Li TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
Li LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
Li MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Li Spodumene var. KunziteLiAlSi2O6
Li LithiophosphateLi3PO4
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B Holtite(Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O Ferro-holmquistite◻{Li2}{Fe32+Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
O UraniniteUO2
O Rutile var. Niobium-bearing Rutile(Ti,Nb)O2
O Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
O QuartzSiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O CassiteriteSnO2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
O Holmquistite◻{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Rutile var. Strüverite(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
O Monazite(REE/Ce/La/Nd/Sm/Gd)(PO4)
O Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
O LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
O MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O GahniteZnAl2O4
O Fluorapatite var. Manganese-bearing Fluorapatite(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O RynersoniteCaTa2O6
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O SimpsoniteAl4Ta3O13(OH)
O Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
O Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
O RutileTiO2
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Holtite(Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25
O StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O CorundumAl2O3
O EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O Anorthite var. Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O PsilomelaneMn, O
O SideriteFeCO3
O TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O Spodumene var. KunziteLiAlSi2O6
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Albite var. CleavelanditeNa(AlSi3O8)
O LithiophosphateLi3PO4
O Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
O Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
FFluorine
F AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F Fluorapatite var. Manganese-bearing Fluorapatite(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F FluoriteCaF2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na Anorthite var. Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Na Albite var. CleavelanditeNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Holmquistite◻{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
Mg Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Ferro-holmquistite◻{Li2}{Fe32+Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
Al Holmquistite◻{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Al MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al GahniteZnAl2O4
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al SimpsoniteAl4Ta3O13(OH)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Holtite(Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Anorthite var. Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al Spodumene var. KunziteLiAlSi2O6
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al Albite var. CleavelanditeNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Ferro-holmquistite◻{Li2}{Fe32+Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Holmquistite◻{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Holtite(Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Anorthite var. Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Si Spodumene var. KunziteLiAlSi2O6
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Albite var. CleavelanditeNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Glaucophane◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
P TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P Monazite(REE/Ce/La/Nd/Sm/Gd)(PO4)
P LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
P MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)
P Fluorapatite var. Manganese-bearing Fluorapatite(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
P TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P LithiophosphateLi3PO4
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl Fluorapatite var. Manganese-bearing Fluorapatite(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Fluorapatite var. Manganese-bearing Fluorapatite(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Ca RynersoniteCaTa2O6
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Anorthite var. Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
TiTitanium
Ti Rutile var. Niobium-bearing Rutile(Ti,Nb)O2
Ti BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Rutile var. Strüverite(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
MnManganese
Mn WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Mn Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Mn Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Mn LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
Mn Fluorapatite var. Manganese-bearing Fluorapatite(Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Mn Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Mn Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
Mn Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
Mn PsilomelaneMn, O
FeIron
Fe Ferro-holmquistite◻{Li2}{Fe32+Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
Fe Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg/Ti)([Si/Al/Fe]2Si2O10)(OH/F)2 or Simplified: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Rutile var. Strüverite(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu TurquoiseCuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
ZnZinc
Zn GahniteZnAl2O4
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
YYttrium
Y Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Rutile var. Niobium-bearing Rutile(Ti,Nb)O2
Nb Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
Nb Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Nb Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Nb Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Nb Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
Nb Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Nb Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SnTin
Sn WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
CsCaesium
Cs Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
LaLanthanum
La Monazite(REE/Ce/La/Nd/Sm/Gd)(PO4)
CeCerium
Ce Monazite(REE/Ce/La/Nd/Sm/Gd)(PO4)
Ce Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
NdNeodymium
Nd Monazite(REE/Ce/La/Nd/Sm/Gd)(PO4)
SmSamarium
Sm Monazite(REE/Ce/La/Nd/Sm/Gd)(PO4)
GdGadolinium
Gd Monazite(REE/Ce/La/Nd/Sm/Gd)(PO4)
TaTantalum
Ta WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Ta Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Ta Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Ta Microlite GroupA2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Ta Rutile var. Strüverite(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Ta Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Ta RynersoniteCaTa2O6
Ta SimpsoniteAl4Ta3O13(OH)
Ta Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
Ta Holtite(Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25
Ta StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
Ta Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
AuGold
Au GoldAu
ThThorium
Th Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
UUranium
U UraniniteUO2
U Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Neoarchean : 2527 ± 2 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded on mindat.org for this locality and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Precambrian
 Archean
  Neoarchean
ⓘ Zircon2527 ± 2 Ma

References

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Mining Annual Review (1985): 369.
Bettenay, L.F., Partington, G.A., Groves, D.I., and Paterson, C. (1988): Nature and Emplacement of the Giant Rare-metal Pegmatite at Greenbushes, Western Australia. Proceedings Seventh Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium (1988): 401-408.
Partington, G.A. (1990) Environment and Structural Controls on the Intrusion of the Giant Rare Metal Greenbushes Pegmatite, Western Australia. Economic Geology (1990):85: 437-456.
Partington, G.A., McNaughton, N.J., and Williams, I.S. (1995): A Review of the Geology, Mineralization, and Geochronology of the Greenbushes Pegmatite, Western Australia. Economic Geology (1995):90: 616-635.
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia(2007)

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

Australia
Australian PlateTectonic Plate

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