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Mount Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Victoria-Daly Region, Northern Territory, Australiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 13° 32' 38'' South , 131° 33' 7'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -13.54397,131.55221
GeoHash:G#: qvtdcw3ks
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


A small abandoned copper-lead-zinc-gold mine located approximately 44 km north-west of Pine Creek and 140 kms south-south-east from Darwin.

It is a polymetallic massive sulphide deposit with mineralization including gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper. The deposits are developed within a folded Mesoproterozoic sedimentary sequence.

The Mt. Bonnie lode system dips 40 degrees west and is up to 15m thick (Badjwah, 2007). Originally a surface gossan could be traced discontinuously for 100m and comprised limonite, haematite, clay, and minor mimetite, duftite, cerussite, conichalcite, malachite, plumbojarosite, and scorodite. The upper 70m of the deposit was enriched in gold, silver, lead, bismuth, arsenic, antimony, mercury and tin with a chalcocite-rich zone near the base of oxidation. (Badjwah, 2007) Open pit mining showed that the gossanous lode was the product of two stacked stratabound sulphide lenses. These comprise lenticular pods of massive sulphide with dominant pyrrhotite-sphalerite and subordinate pyrite, galena, chalcopyrite, arsenopyrite, and tetrahedrite. The gangue minerals are dominated by chlorite, talc, actinolite, and quartz. Mt Bonnie and Iron Blow, 3kms to the north, are metamorphosed syn-sedimentary sulphide deposits of volcanic exhalative origin(Badjwah, 2007).

Mount Bonnie was first discovered in the early 1900s and was developed as an underground mine between 1912 and 1916. It was then dormant until 1973 when Geopeko drilled the property. Geopeko completed a historical resource estimate of 480,000 tonnes at a grade of 1.5 g/t gold, 186 g/t silver, 7.7% zinc, 1.8% lead and 0.4% copper. In 1979/80 the Peko/BP joint venture resampled the accessible working and later drilled 20 shallow diamond drill holes into the oxide zone. During this period further oxide ore was mined by Jingellic Minerals and was transported to Mount Wells Battery. In 1983 Mount Bonnie Trust commenced a mining operation which was aimed at exploiting the gold and silver rich cap in the oxide zone. This operation mined about 110 000 t of ore @ 7g/t Au and 230 g/t Ag, leaving behind only sulphide zone intact (Badjwah, 2007).

NOTE: transparent "hedyphane" crystals from "Beltana" have been sold at mineral shows, but these crystals look like mimetite from the Mount Bonnie mine (comm. Peter Elliott; see also discussion in http://www.mindat.org/mesg-106-373206.html).

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
North Australian Element, AustraliaCraton
Pine Creek Orogen, Northern Territory, AustraliaOrogen

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42 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: No reference listed
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
'Biotite'
Reference: McNeill, A.R. (1973) Mount Bonnie Prospect, Progress Report No.1. Horizon Explorations Limited, Report No. 63. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Badjwah, ZU, 2007 Annual Exploration report. Mt Bonnie Group. https://geoscience.nt.gov.au/gemis/ntgsjspui/bitstream/1/85582/1/CR20060658_2006_GA.pdf
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Badjwah, ZU, 2007 Annual Exploration report. Mt Bonnie Group. https://geoscience.nt.gov.au/gemis/ntgsjspui/bitstream/1/85582/1/CR20060658_2006_GA.pdf
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: McNeill, A.R. (1973) Mount Bonnie Prospect, Progress Report No.1. Horizon Explorations Limited, Report No. 63. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: McNeill, A.R. (1973) Mount Bonnie Prospect, Progress Report No.1. Horizon Explorations Limited, Report No. 63. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Corkite
Formula: PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
Coronadite
Formula: Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: McNeill, A.R. (1973) Mount Bonnie Prospect, Progress Report No.1. Horizon Explorations Limited, Report No. 63. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Duftite
Formula: PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450. ; Badjwah, ZU, 2007 Annual Exploration report. Mt Bonnie Group. https://geoscience.nt.gov.au/gemis/ntgsjspui/bitstream/1/85582/1/CR20060658_2006_GA.pdf
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: McNeill, A.R. (1973) Mount Bonnie Prospect, Progress Report No.1. Horizon Explorations Limited, Report No. 63. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: McNeill, A.R. (1973) Mount Bonnie Prospect, Progress Report No.1. Horizon Explorations Limited, Report No. 63. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Badjwah, ZU, 2007 Annual Exploration report. Mt Bonnie Group. https://geoscience.nt.gov.au/gemis/ntgsjspui/bitstream/1/85582/1/CR20060658_2006_GA.pdf
Hidalgoite
Formula: PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: McNeill, A.R. (1973) Mount Bonnie Prospect, Progress Report No.1. Horizon Explorations Limited, Report No. 63. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Badjwah, ZU, 2007 Annual Exploration report. Mt Bonnie Group. https://geoscience.nt.gov.au/gemis/ntgsjspui/bitstream/1/85582/1/CR20060658_2006_GA.pdf
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Badjwah, ZU, 2007 Annual Exploration report. Mt Bonnie Group. https://geoscience.nt.gov.au/gemis/ntgsjspui/bitstream/1/85582/1/CR20060658_2006_GA.pdf
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450. ; Badjwah, ZU, 2007 Annual Exploration report. Mt Bonnie Group. https://geoscience.nt.gov.au/gemis/ntgsjspui/bitstream/1/85582/1/CR20060658_2006_GA.pdf
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Reference: McNeill, A.R. (1973) Mount Bonnie Prospect, Progress Report No.1. Horizon Explorations Limited, Report No. 63. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Badjwah, ZU, 2007 Annual Exploration report. Mt Bonnie Group. https://geoscience.nt.gov.au/gemis/ntgsjspui/bitstream/1/85582/1/CR20060658_2006_GA.pdf
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Pyromorphite ?
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Badjwah, ZU, 2007 Annual Exploration report. Mt Bonnie Group. https://geoscience.nt.gov.au/gemis/ntgsjspui/bitstream/1/85582/1/CR20060658_2006_GA.pdf
Segnitite
Formula: PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: McNeill, A.R. (1973) Mount Bonnie Prospect, Progress Report No.1. Horizon Explorations Limited, Report No. 63. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: McNeill, A.R. (1973) Mount Bonnie Prospect, Progress Report No.1. Horizon Explorations Limited, Report No. 63. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Freibergite2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Coronadite4.DK.05aPb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Antlerite7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Bayldonite8.BH.45PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Corkite8.BL.05PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Duftite8.BH.35PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Hidalgoite8.BL.05PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite ?8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Segnitite8.BL.10PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB8X16
Coronadite7.9.1.4Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Antlerite30.1.12.1Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Bayldonite41.5.14.1PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Duftite41.5.1.4PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite ?41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Segnitite42.7.4.4PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Corkite43.4.1.2PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Hidalgoite43.4.1.3PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O CerussitePbCO3
O BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
O HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HematiteFe2O3
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
AlAluminium
Al HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
SiSilicon
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
PPhosphorus
P CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
MnManganese
Mn CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
FeIron
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
NiNickel
Ni NickelineNiAs
CuCopper
Cu DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
As BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As NickelineNiAs
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
AgSilver
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Ag SilverAg
SnTin
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SbAntimony
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Pb HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3190953
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Mcarthur Basin

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Orosirian
1800 - 2050 Ma



ID: 909442
Mount Bonnie Formation

Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mount Bonnie Formation

Description: Interbedded carbonaceous sericitic and commonly pyritic or chloritic slate, phyllite, mudstone and siltstone; fine to coarse feldspathic metagreywacke; ferruginous phyllite (metasiltstone) with chert bands, lenses and nodules

Comments: metasedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Metasedimentary siliciclastic

Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). [5]

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

References

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England, B.M., Robinson, N. (1988) Mimetite and Duftite from the Mount Bonnie Mine, Northern Territory. The Mineralogical Record, 19:6, 441-450.
McNeill, A.R. (1973) Mount Bonnie Prospect, Progress Report No. 1. Horizon Explorations Limited, Report No. 63. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Badjwah, Z.U. (2007) Annual Exploration Report Mount Bonnie Group. GBS Gold Australia Pty Ltd.

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