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Olympic Dam Mine, Roxby Downs, Stuart Shelf, South Australia, Australiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 26' 24'' South , 136° 52' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.44000,136.87278
GeoHash:G#: r496fdedn
Owned/operated by:BHP
Locality type:Mine (Active) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


A very large operating copper-gold-uranium mine. The ore deposit is located on Roxby Downs Station, about 25 kilometres west of the opal mining town of Andamooka (265 km north of Port Augusta).

Australia's largest reserve of copper and uranium ore is at Olympic Dam. Some sources report it to be also the world's largest Uranium resource. It was discovered in 1975 as the result of a drilling program conducted by Western Mining Corporation Limited, targeting geophysical targets. The mine is currently operated by BHP Billiton.

The deposit is essentially a iron oxide rich megabreccia formed in a Proterozoic granite, and is considered to be a classic example of an IOCG (Iron oxide-copper-gold) deposit.

There are extremely large volumes of mineralised rock in the ore body but at present only about 450 million tonnes of ore has been proven. This contains about 11 million tonnes of copper, 360 000 tonnes of uranium oxide, 2700 tonnes of silver, and 270 tonnes of gold. The top of the deposit is about 350 metres below ground level, so did not outcrop and underground mining is necessary. The deposit itself is about 7 kilometres long and 4 kilometres wide. It is the largest copper ore body in Australia and one of the world's largest uranium deposits. The mine itself is the biggest long term development project in South Australia and more than one billion dollars was spent on establishing it: this includes the construction of the nearby town of Roxby Downs which is home to about 3500 people.

Mining started in June 1988. By March 1996 more than 8500 tonnes of uranium oxide had been produced along with 370,000 tonnes of copper, 66 tonnes of silver, and 5 tonnes of gold. In 1999-2000 Olympic Dam produced 4089 tonnes of uranium oxide achieving $895 million in export revenue. Just over half the uranium (55%) has been sold to power utilities in Europe, about a quarter to Japan, and the remainder to Korea (11%) and the United States (8%). Olympic Dam has an expected life of 200 years.

A resources update (Sept 2007) was 6.7 billion tonnes of ore @ 0.87%Cu, 0.29kg/t U3O8, 0.3g/t Au and 1.6g/t Ag. In 2012 there were smaller but higher grade estimated reserves of 2.95 billion tonnes of ore grading 1.2% copper, 0.04% uranium, 0.5 g/t of gold and 6 g/t of silver.[Wikepedia]

Types of uraninite: (1) primary, small, cubic crystals, with oscillatory and sector chemical zoning, defect-free structure, contains Pb(IV) and REE; (2) zoned, coarser, sub-euhedral; (3) "Cobweb", hexagonal-octagonal habit, defect-free structure, also contains Pb(IV) and REE, plus inclusions of galena, Cu-Fe sulfides, and minerals of REE; (4) dominant, massive, highest-grade, micro-grain to aphanitic, forming larger aggregates and vein fillings, lower in Pb and REE but enriched in Ca; product of post-1590-Ma dissolution and reprecipitation. The late uraninite is possibly hydrothermal and formed at relatively low temperatures, that is, less than 250oC.

Similar granite-related Proterozoic iron-oxide copper-gold deposits in this area of South Australia are Prominent Hill and Carrapateena.

Regions containing this locality

Australia Plate

Plate - 0 mineral species & varietal names listed

Gawler Craton, South Australia, Australia

Craton - 418 mineral species & varietal names listed

Olympic Domain, Gawler Craton, South Australia, Australia

Craton - 196 mineral species & varietal names listed

Arrowie Basin, Australia

Basin - 224 mineral species & varietal names listed

Billa Kalina Basin, Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia, Australia

Basin - 119 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Mineral List


95 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Lottermoser B. G. (1995). Neues.Jb. Miner. Mh.1995, 8, 371-384; Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Allargentum
Formula: (Ag1-xSbx)
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307
Anilite
Formula: Cu7S4
Reference: Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K. (2017): Ore minerals down to the nanoscale: Cu-(Fe)-sulphides from the iron oxide copper gold deposit at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Ore Geology Review 81, 1218-1235.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: No reference listed
Arsenic
Formula: As
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: complex crystals
Colour: yellow
Description: Significant due to large and excellent crystals being found and represented in some museums, though no references on hand.
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Reference: Lottermoser B. G. (1995). Neues.Jb. Miner. Mh.1995, 8, 371-384; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51
'Biotite'
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
'Blaubleibender Covellite'
Reference: Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K. (2017): Ore minerals down to the nanoscale: Cu-(Fe)-sulphides from the iron oxide copper gold deposit at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Ore Geology Review 81, 1218-1235.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000; Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K. (2017): Ore minerals down to the nanoscale: Cu-(Fe)-sulphides from the iron oxide copper gold deposit at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Ore Geology Review 81, 1218-1235.
Brannerite
Formula: (U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Lottermoser B. G. (1995). Neues.Jb. Miner. Mh.1995, 8, 371-384; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; Macmillan, E., Cook, N.J., Ehrig, K., Pring, A. (2017): Chemical and textural interpretation of late-stage coffinite and brannerite from the Olympic Dam IOCG-Ag-U deposit. Mineralogical Magazine 81, 1323-1366.
Britholite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Reference: Lottermoser B. G. (1995). Neues.Jb. Miner. Mh.1995, 8, 371-384; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: No reference listed
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000; Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K. (2017): Ore minerals down to the nanoscale: Cu-(Fe)-sulphides from the iron oxide copper gold deposit at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Ore Geology Review 81, 1218-1235.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000; Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K. (2017): Ore minerals down to the nanoscale: Cu-(Fe)-sulphides from the iron oxide copper gold deposit at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Ore Geology Review 81, 1218-1235.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: Lottermoser B. G. (1995). Neues.Jb. Miner. Mh.1995, 8, 371-384; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000; Macmillan, E., Cook, N.J., Ehrig, K., Pring, A. (2017): Chemical and textural interpretation of late-stage coffinite and brannerite from the Olympic Dam IOCG-Ag-U deposit. Mineralogical Magazine 81, 1323-1366.
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Reference:  
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000; Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K. (2017): Ore minerals down to the nanoscale: Cu-(Fe)-sulphides from the iron oxide copper gold deposit at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Ore Geology Review 81, 1218-1235.
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000; Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K. (2017): Ore minerals down to the nanoscale: Cu-(Fe)-sulphides from the iron oxide copper gold deposit at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Ore Geology Review 81, 1218-1235.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: South Australian Museum collection
'Florencite'
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Florencite-(Ce)
Formula: CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Lottermoser B. G. (1995). Neues.Jb. Miner. Mh.1995, 8, 371-384; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: No reference listed
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: No reference listed
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Hematite var: Martite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Reference: Lottermoser B. G. (1995). Neues.Jb. Miner. Mh.1995, 8, 371-384
Idaite
Formula: Cu5FeS6
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Kawazulite
Formula: Bi2Te2Se
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Lavendulan
Formula: NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Reference: South Australian Museum collection
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; USGS Open File Report 81-1666
Manganosite
Formula: MnO
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Melonite
Formula: NiTe2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
'Monazite'
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Lottermoser B. G. (1995). Neues.Jb. Miner. Mh.1995, 8, 371-384; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; USGS Open File Report 81-1666; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Roxbyite (TL)
Formula: Cu9S5
Type Locality:
Reference: Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51 (as potentially new copper sulphide with low copper content); MM 1988, 323-330
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51
Rutile var: Ilmenorutile
Formula: Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Sellaite
Formula: MgF2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Reference:  
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Spionkopite
Formula: Cu39S28
Reference: Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K. (2017): Ore minerals down to the nanoscale: Cu-(Fe)-sulphides from the iron oxide copper gold deposit at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Ore Geology Review 81, 1218-1235.
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Reference: Ben Grguric;
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307
'Synchysite'
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Synchysite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe(CO3)2F
Reference: Lottermoser B. G. (1995). Neues.Jb. Miner. Mh.1995, 8, 371-384
Tellurium
Formula: Te
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Tellurobismuthite
Formula: Bi2Te3
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Thorianite
Formula: ThO2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Thorite var: Uranothorite
Formula: (Th,U)SiO4
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Lottermoser B. G. (1995). Neues.Jb. Miner. Mh.1995, 8, 371-384; Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28; Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000; Macmillan, E., Cook, N.J., Ehrig, K., Pring, A. (2017): Chemical and textural interpretation of late-stage coffinite and brannerite from the Olympic Dam IOCG-Ag-U deposit. Mineralogical Magazine 81, 1323-1366.
Uraninite var: Pitchblende
Formula: UO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1992) 87:64-90; USGS Open File Report 81-1666
'commodity:Uranium'
Formula: U
Reference:  
Volynskite
Formula: AgBiTe2
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Wittichenite
Formula: Cu3BiS3
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
'Xenotime'
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 3000
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: Lottermoser B. G. (1995). Neues.Jb. Miner. Mh.1995, 8, 371-384; Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Zunyite
Formula: Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
Reference: Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Arsenic'1.CA.05As
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Tellurium1.CC.10Te
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Allargentum'2.AA.30(Ag1-xSbx)
'Altaite'2.CD.10PbTe
'Anilite'2.BA.10Cu7S4
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Calaverite'2.EA.10AuTe2
'Carrollite'2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Clausthalite'2.CD.10PbSe
'Cobaltite'2.EB.25CoAsS
'Coloradoite'2.CB.05aHgTe
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Digenite'2.BA.10Cu9S5
'Djurleite'2.BA.05Cu31S16
'Enargite'2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Hessite'2.BA.60Ag2Te
'Idaite'2.CB.15aCu5FeS6
Kawazulite2.DC.05Bi2Te2Se
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Melonite2.EA.20NiTe2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Roxbyite (TL)2.BA.05Cu9S5
Safflorite2.EB.15a(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Spionkopite2.CA.05cCu39S28
Stromeyerite2.BA.40AgCuS
Tellurobismuthite2.DC.05Bi2Te3
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Volynskite2.JA.20AgBiTe2
Wittichenite2.GA.20Cu3BiS3
Group 3 - Halides
'Bismoclite'3.DC.25BiOCl
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
'Halite'3.AA.20NaCl
Sellaite3.AB.15MgF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Anatase'4.DD.05TiO2
'Brannerite'4.DH.05(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Corundum'4.CB.05Al2O3
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
'Diaspore'4.FD.10AlO(OH)
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Martite4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Manganosite4.AB.25MnO
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var: Ilmenorutile4.DB.05Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Thorianite4.DL.05ThO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
var: Pitchblende4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
'Bastnäsite-(Ce)'5.BD.20aCe(CO3)F
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Synchysite-(Ce)5.BD.20cCaCe(CO3)2F
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Celestine'7.AD.35SrSO4
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Crandallite'8.BL.10CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
'Erythrite'8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
'Florencite-(Ce)'8.BL.13CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
'Fluorapatite'8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
'Hydroxylapatite'8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Lavendulan8.DG.05NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Britholite-(Ce)'9.AH.25(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
'Coffinite'9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
var: Uranothorite9.AD.30(Th,U)SiO4
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Zunyite9.BJ.55Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Blaubleibender Covellite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Florencite'-
Monazite-
Synchysite-
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Arsenic1.3.1.1As
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Tellurium1.3.4.2Te
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Allargentum2.2.1.2(Ag1-xSbx)
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Anilite2.4.7.5Cu7S4
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
Roxbyite (TL)2.4.7.4Cu9S5
Spionkopite2.4.7.7Cu39S28
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Coloradoite2.8.2.5HgTe
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Idaite2.9.14.1Cu5FeS6
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Kawazulite2.11.7.5Bi2Te2Se
Tellurobismuthite2.11.7.2Bi2Te3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Calaverite2.12.13.2AuTe2
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Melonite2.12.14.1NiTe2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Safflorite2.12.2.11(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Wittichenite3.4.8.1Cu3BiS3
ø = 2
Volynskite3.7.1.3AgBiTe2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Manganosite4.2.1.3MnO
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
var: Ilmenorutile4.4.1.2Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Thorianite5.1.1.2ThO2
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Brannerite8.3.4.1(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Sellaite9.2.2.1MgF2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A(O,OH)Xq
Bismoclite10.2.1.2BiOCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bastnäsite-(Ce)16a.1.1.1Ce(CO3)F
Synchysite-(Ce)16a.1.3.1CaCe(CO3)2F
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Florencite-(Ce)41.5.10.2CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Hydroxylapatite41.8.1.3Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Crandallite42.7.3.1CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Lavendulan42.9.4.2NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
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
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
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 [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Britholite-(Ce)52.4.9.1(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 57 - SOROSILICATES Si3O10 Groups and Larger Noncyclic Groups
Insular Si3O10 and Larger Noncyclic Groups with [Si5O16] groups
Zunyite57.3.1.1Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(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)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Blaubleibender Covellite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Florencite'-
Hematite
var: Martite
-Fe2O3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Monazite'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Synchysite'-
Thorite
var: Uranothorite
-(Th,U)SiO4
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
-UO2
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
'Xenotime'-
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
H Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ZunyiteAl13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnataseTiO2
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
O BismocliteBiOCl
O Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
O Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O CelestineSrSO4
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O CorundumAl2O3
O CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O CupriteCu2O
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ManganositeMnO
O Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
O TenoriteCuO
O ThorianiteThO2
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O UraniniteUO2
O Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O ZunyiteAl13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
FFluorine
F Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F FluoriteCaF2
F SellaiteMgF2
F Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
F ZunyiteAl13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na HaliteNaCl
Na LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg SellaiteMgF2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ZunyiteAl13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si ZunyiteAl13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
PPhosphorus
P CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S AniliteCu7S4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S CelestineSrSO4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S IdaiteCu5FeS6
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S RoxbyiteCu9S5
S SphaleriteZnS
S SpionkopiteCu39S28
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S WitticheniteCu3BiS3
ClChlorine
Cl BismocliteBiOCl
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Cl ZunyiteAl13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ca Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
Ca LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
MnManganese
Mn ManganositeMnO
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IdaiteCu5FeS6
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Co Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Ni MeloniteNiTe2
CuCopper
Cu AniliteCu7S4
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu IdaiteCu5FeS6
Cu LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Cu RoxbyiteCu9S5
Cu SpionkopiteCu39S28
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu WitticheniteCu3BiS3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenicAs
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
SeSelenium
Se ClausthalitePbSe
Se KawazuliteBi2Te2Se
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Nb Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag SilverAg
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
Ag VolynskiteAgBiTe2
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
TeTellurium
Te AltaitePbTe
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te KawazuliteBi2Te2Se
Te MeloniteNiTe2
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te TelluriumTe
Te TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
Te VolynskiteAgBiTe2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
CeCerium
Ce Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
Ce Britholite-(Ce)(Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Ce Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
Ce Synchysite-(Ce)CaCe(CO3)2F
TaTantalum
Ta Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
AuGold
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
HgMercury
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe
PbLead
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismocliteBiOCl
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi KawazuliteBi2Te2Se
Bi TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
Bi VolynskiteAgBiTe2
Bi WitticheniteCu3BiS3
ThThorium
Th Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Th ThorianiteThO2
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Th Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
UUranium
U Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
U UraniniteUO2
U Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4

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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Messinian - Lutetian
5.333 - 47.8 Ma



ID: 699396
Watchie Sandstone

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 47.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Watchie Sandstone

Description: Basal conglomerate, sand lenses, lower fine-grained sand, upward coarsening sand on top. Regressive lacustrine

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]

Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3192994
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Stuart Shelf

Lithology: Siltstone,conglomerate,shale,sandstone,limestone

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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Roberts, D.E., Hudson, G.R.T., and Li, Z. (1984): The Australian Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au deposit. Geology and Prospecting 20(7), 32-37, 51 (in Chinese).
Mining Annual Review (1985): 369.
Econ Geol. (1992) 87:1-28
Econ Geol. (1995) 90:281-307
Lottermoser, B. G. (1995): Rare earth element mineralogy of the Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, Roxby Downs, South Australia; implications for ore genesis. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1995, 371-384.
McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. et al (2011) Origin of the supergiant Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia: Was a sedimentary basin involved? Geology, published online, https://eprints.utas.edu.au/11461/1/Geology_OD1.pdf
Ehrig, K., McPhie, J., Kamenetsky, V. (2012) Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology Special Publication 16, pg. 237-267.
Kirchenbaur, M., Maas, R., Ehrig, K., Kamenetsky, V. S., Strub, E., Ballhaus, C., & Münker, C. (2016). Uranium and Sm isotope studies of the supergiant Olympic Dam Cu–Au–U–Ag deposit, South Australia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 180, 15-32.
Macmillan, E., Cook, N.J., Ehrig, K., Ciobanu, C.L., Pring, A. (2016): Uraninite from the Olympic Dam IOCG-U-Ag deposit: linking textural and compositional variation to temporal evolution. American Mineralogist: 101: 1295-1320.
Macmillan, E., Cook, N.J., Ehrig, K., Pring, A. (2017): Chemical and textural interpretation of late-stage coffinite and brannerite from the Olympic Dam IOCG-Ag-U deposit. Mineralogical Magazine 81, 1323-1366.
Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K. (2017): Ore minerals down to the nanoscale: Cu-(Fe)-sulphides from the iron oxide copper gold deposit at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Ore Geology Review 81, 1218-1235.

Documents

Title (click to view)YearAuthor
The Olympic Dam Mega-Expansion Without Uranium Recovery 2010Dr Gavin M. Mudd
Olympic Dam Expansion Draft Environmental Impact Statement2009BHP

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