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Hercules Mine, Mt Read, Williamsford, Rosebery district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
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Hercules MineMine
Mt ReadMountain
Williamsford- not defined -
Rosebery districtDistrict
West Coast municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 50' 24'' South , 145° 30' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rosebery1,035 (2012)7.0km
Tullah196 (2014)14.9km
Zeehan845 (2012)15.7km
Queenstown2,352 (2012)26.9km
Gormanston169 (2014)26.9km


A Pb-Zn-Cu-Ag-Au mine located atop Mt Read, 6 miles (10km) South of Rosebery. The ore is similar to Rosebery (massive, pyrite-rich sulphide ore), but is more metamorphosed and deformed. Mining was mostly between 1894-1986, but there has been some small scale mining at times since. Rehabilitation works began in 2004/2005, though there has been some localised mining since. There are small exposures of the sulphides and gossan in open cuts and adits at the summit.

Description A syn-volcanic, submarine, hydrothermal deposit; part replacement of footwall permeable strata
Host Rock Ages Cambrian Series 3
Mineralisation Ages Cambrian
Form Stratiform, Volcanic massive sulphide
Rock Type volcaniclastic-igneous-rock and tephra
Commodities Zinc, Lead
Gangue Carbonate, Chlorite, Pyrite, Sericite, Silica

Total Resource (Pre Mining) 31/12/2005
2570000 Tonnes
0.42% Cu
5.2% Pb
16.7% Zn
160g/t Ag
2.7g/t Au



Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


27 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Dana, E.S. (1909) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York. App. 2, by E.S. Dana and W.E. Ford: 112; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 280.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Econ Geol (1987) 82:1239-1258
Dundasite
Formula: PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: Dana, E.S. (1909) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York. App. 2, by E.S. Dana and W.E. Ford: 112; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 280.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania; Econ Geol (1987) 82:291-307
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: Dana, E.S. (1909) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York. App. 2, by E.S. Dana and W.E. Ford: 112; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 280.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1987) 82:291-307
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1987) 82:291-307
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania; Econ Geol (1987) 82:291-307
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Personal collection; Econ Geol (1987) 82:291-307
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Personal collection
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Keith Compton collection
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Dana 6:A2:112; Dana 7:II:280.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dundasite5.DB.10PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Posnjakite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Plumbogummite8.BL.10PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Allophane9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Anthophyllite9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

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
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Dundasite16b.2.1.1PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Posnjakite31.4.1.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Plumbogummite42.7.3.5PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
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
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
C CerussitePbCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O AnglesitePbSO4
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Al PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SSulfur
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S SphaleriteZnS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
MnManganese
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
AgSilver
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

References

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- Dana, E.S. (1909) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York. App. 2, by E.S. Dana and W.E. Ford: 112.
- Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 280.
- Rocks & Minerals: 22: 328.
Company Report - Onshore 84_2307: Read-Rosebery Leases Report for Year Ended 26th June, 1984
MRT Document GSB19: The zinc-lead sulphide deposits of the Read-Rosebery District, Part 1 - Mount Read Group
Company Report - Onshore 84_2307: Read-Rosebery Leases Report for Year Ended 26th June, 1984
MRT Document OS_163: Report on the mineral districts of Zeehan and neighbourhood
MRT Document OS_121: Report on the Zeehan-Dundas Mineral Fields in February 1896

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