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Mt Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Victoria-Daly Region, Northern Territory, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 13° 32' 38'' South , 131° 33' 8'' 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 about 44km NW of Pine Creek.
It is a polymetallic massive sulphide deposits with mineralization including gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper. The deposits are developed within a folded Proterozoic sedimentary sequence. The mineralization occurs within lodes oriented in a north-south direction steeply dipping at approximately 70° to the east.

Located approximately 44 kms north-west of Pine Creek and 140 kms south-southeast from Darwin.

Mt 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.


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

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

29 valid minerals.

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. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
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. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
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
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: [MinRec 19:444]; England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: No reference listed
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
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. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Duftite
Formula: PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Hidalgoite
Formula: PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
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. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Segnitite
Formula: PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: [MinRec 19:444]
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. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Boulangerite'2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Freibergite'2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Stannite'2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Coronadite'4.DK.05aPb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Antlerite'7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
'Jarosite'7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Bayldonite'8.BH.45PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
'Beudantite'8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
'Corkite'8.BL.05PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
'Duftite'8.BH.35PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
'Hidalgoite'8.BL.05PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
'Mimetite'8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
'Pyromorphite'8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
'Segnitite'8.BL.10PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
'Actinolite'9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Phlogopite'9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB8X16
Coronadite7.9.1.4Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
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
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Bayldonite41.5.14.1PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Duftite41.5.1.4PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
H HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
O DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O QuartzSiO2
O SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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
PPhosphorus
P CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S GalenaPbS
S HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
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
MnManganese
Mn CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
FeIron
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
As HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
AgSilver
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
SnTin
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SbAntimony
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Pb DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb HidalgoitePbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6

Regional Geology

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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]

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England, B. M., & Robinson, N. (1988). Mimetite and duftite from the Mount Bonnie mine, Northern Territory. Mineralogical Record, 19, 441-50.

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