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Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Batchelor, Coomalie Shire, Northern Territory, Australiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° 59' 29'' South , 130° 59' 51'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -12.99139,130.99750
GeoHash:G#: qvtnhfvrw
Locality type:Prospect
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


The following is from Melville (2013):
Browns is a stratabound base metal deposit containing Pb-Cu-Co-Ni-Zn located in the Rum Jungle Mineral Field approximately 100 km south of Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia. Browns Deposit, historically known as Browns Prospect, has been a source of mineral specimens for the commercial market since 1969.
The main open pit excavated in 2009 is approximately 700 m long and 300 m wide and is elongated in a northeast-southwest direction – paralleling the strike of the mineralised stratigraphy. A small remnant section of ground located in the northeastern part of the pit was left untouched by the mining process. The surface of this remnant represents the pre-mining land surface and approximates the position of the original sealed road, which led into the old Rum Jungle uranium workings. Of interest is the presence of several metres of compacted ‘fill’ presumably from the 1977 dig overlying the collecting area.
The south facing scarp of this feature is where the recent specimen producing zone is located. The mineralisation (malachite-pyromorphite +/- cerussite) occurs within a vuggy, faulted and sheared interval, consisting of intensely oxidised material intermixed with quartz veining. This structurally disrupted zone appears to dip steeply to the south, paralleling the contact of Whites Formation carbonaceous shale with the underlying Coomalie Dolostone.
Collecting commenced in May 2010, then on several occasions from late September to the end of November. No further collecting was possible until late 2012 due to flooding of the open pit during an exceptionally wet February in 2011.
Specimens from the 2010 collecting episode were uniquely different from the classical Browns material of the 1970s. Plates of variably green malachite, partially to completely covered with drusy to millimetric prismatic pyromorphite crystals were characteristic. Cerussite was notable by its (almost) complete absence. A striking feature of the specimens collected over this period was the variability of colouration of both the malachite and pyromorphite. The malachite varied from bright apple green, to a deep emerald green to and a turquoise-like bluish-green. Pyromorphite occurred as bright yellow, yellow-green, lime and grass green crystals of varying crystal habit. Much of the malachite was typically botryoidal, although flat plates were also recovered. Crystallised “primary” malachite was collected on one occasion from an isolated pocket zone.
A few cerussite specimens were collected towards the top of the bench face. These resembled the 1970s specimens, consisting of simple prisms, cm-sized reticulated aggregates and rarely trilling twins, all implanted on malachite. A rare occurrence consisted of twinned aggregates of cerussite crystals completely coated and partially to fully replaced by yellow microcrystalline pyromorphite. In most cases the original cerussite had been dissolved out leaving casts composed of pyromorphite. Careful examination of these casts would yield tiny sub-millimetric yellow to orange tabular wulfenite crystals.
Another very short collecting episode took place towards the end of 2012. The water level in the main part of the pit was reduced several metres by pumping (for mine operational purposes) and this action exposed the 2010 collecting bench. As a result, a small lot of malachite-pyromorphite specimens showing a slightly different morphology to those from 2010 were collected by the mine geologist.
Several metres away from this malachite-pyromorphite zone, a vuggy fracture in decomposed dolomite was exposed by the backhoe. This fracture yielded many fine specimens of yellow-green to lime green crystallised pyromorphite with no associated malachite. The crystals, up to 1 cm in length, invest a weathered dolomitic matrix and are characterised by a very pronounced bright luster and bright colour.
Since December 2012 there has been no further collecting. There is no doubt that additional specimen material remains but to access it would involve a significant lowering of the present water level in the pit followed by more earthworks. Most of the specimen material collected since 2010 has been dispersed into the collector market. Given the limited size of the production area, the volume of quality specimens collected has been far less than that from the 1970s digs. The uniqueness of these new specimens however adds another dimension to Browns and reinforces its position as a ‘world class mineral locality’.


Alternative Label Names

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Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Batchelor, Coomalie Shire, Northern Territory
Brown`s Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern territory, Australia

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Australia Plate

Plate - 0 mineral species & varietal names listed

North Australian Element, Australia

Craton - 769 mineral species & varietal names listed

Pine Creek Orogen, Northern Territory, Australia

Orogen - 203 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Mineral List


56 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Economic Geology 99,257-277(2004)
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: No reference listed
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection; Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
'Biotite'
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Economic Geology 99,257-277(2004); Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Cerianite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce4+,Th)O2
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: McColl, D.H. (1980): Brown's Deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Mineralogical Record 11: 287-291 ; Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Economic Geology 99,257-277(2004); Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Keith Compton; Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Description: Manganoan
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Coronadite
Formula: Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Economic Geology 99,257-277(2004); Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Paul Melville, 2013. Recent collecting at Browns Prospect, Rum Jungle, NT (abstract), 36th Annual Joint Seminar of the Mineralogical Societies of Australasia. Sydney, NSW
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Mineral. Deposita 23, 34-41(1988)
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Economic Geology 99,257-277(2004); Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Economic Geology 99,257-277(2004); Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Heterogenite
Formula: Co3+O(OH)
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Ludjibaite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: McColl, D.H. (1980): Brown's Deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Mineralogical Record 11: 287-291; Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: No reference listed
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
'Monazite'
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Neotocite
Formula: (Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Osarizawaite
Formula: Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (Darwin) collection (ID by Pete Williams)
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Economic Geology 99,257-277(2004); Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: [MinRec 12:110]; Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
'Psilomelane'
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Economic Geology 99,257-277(2004); Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: McColl, D.H. (1980): Brown's Deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Mineralogical Record 11: 287-291; Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Paul Melville, 2013. Recent collecting at Browns Prospect, Rum Jungle, NT (abstract), 36th Annual Joint Seminar of the Mineralogical Societies of Australasia. Sydney, NSW; Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Reichenbachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Museum Victoria collection
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
Reference: Economic Geology 99,257-277(2004); Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Economic Geology 99,257-277(2004); Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Keith Compton collection; Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Thorianite
Formula: ThO2
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Personal collection; Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Graphite'1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cobaltite'2.EB.25CoAsS
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Digenite'2.BA.10Cu9S5
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Gersdorffite'2.EB.25NiAsS
'Linnaeite'2.DA.05Co2+Co3+2S4
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Siegenite'2.DA.05CoNi2S4
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
'Atacamite'3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Anatase'4.DD.05TiO2
'Cerianite-(Ce)'4.DL.05(Ce4+,Th)O2
'Coronadite'4.DK.05aPb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Heterogenite'4.FE.20Co3+O(OH)
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
'Tenorite'4.AB.10CuO
'Thorianite'4.DL.05ThO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aurichalcite'5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Siderite'5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Brochantite'7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
'Jarosite'7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Osarizawaite'7.BC.10Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
'Wulfenite'7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Libethenite'8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
'Ludjibaite'8.BD.25Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
'Mimetite'8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
'Plumbogummite'8.BL.10PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
'Pseudomalachite'8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
'Pyromorphite'8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
'Reichenbachite'8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysocolla'9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Clinochlore'9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
'Dravite'9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Neotocite'9.ED.20(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
'Tremolite'9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Zircon'9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Monazite'-
'Psilomelane'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Linnaeite2.10.1.1Co2+Co3+2S4
Siegenite2.10.1.6CoNi2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Cerianite-(Ce)4.4.12.1(Ce4+,Th)O2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Thorianite5.1.1.2ThO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Heterogenite6.1.4.2Co3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB8X16
Coronadite7.9.1.4Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
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
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
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
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Osarizawaite30.2.4.4Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Ludjibaite41.4.3.3Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reichenbachite41.4.3.2Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(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
Plumbogummite42.7.3.5PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Neotocite71.1.5.4(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Monazite'-
'Psilomelane'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H LudjibaiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
H OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
H PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H ReichenbachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
BBoron
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O Cerianite-(Ce)(Ce4+,Th)O2
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
O CupriteCu2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O LudjibaiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
O OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
O PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O QuartzSiO2
O ReichenbachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O RutileTiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O TenoriteCuO
O ThorianiteThO2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
NaSodium
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Mg Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Al PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P LudjibaiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
P ReichenbachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S GalenaPbS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SiegeniteCoNi2S4
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Mn Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co HeterogeniteCo3+O(OH)
Co LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
Co SiegeniteCoNi2S4
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni SiegeniteCoNi2S4
CuCopper
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu LudjibaiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu ReichenbachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu TenoriteCuO
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
CeCerium
Ce Cerianite-(Ce)(Ce4+,Th)O2
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb OsarizawaitePb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
ThThorium
Th Cerianite-(Ce)(Ce4+,Th)O2
Th ThorianiteThO2

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: 797815
Coomalie Dolostone

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Coomalie Dolostone

Description: Stromatolitic, magnesite and marble, in places chloritic and tremolitic, commonly silicified or lateritised at the surface; metalutite, commonly graphitic.

Comments: metasedimentary carbonate; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Metasedimentary carbonate

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]

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3185993
Archean intrusive rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Comments: Pine Creek Inlier

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

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

References

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- Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources: The Geological Relationships of the Rum Jungle Complex, Northern Territory (1965).
- McColl, D.H. (1980): Brown's Deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Mineralogical Record 11: 287-291
- McGready, A.C., E.F. Stumpfl, J.H. Lally, M. Ahmad & R.D. Gee (2004): "Polymetallic mineralization at the Browns Deposit, Rum Jungle mineral field, Northern Territory, Australia". Economic Geology 99, 257-277.
Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
_ Paul Melville, 2013. Recent collecting at Browns Prospect, Rum Jungle, NT (abstract), 36th Annual Joint Seminar of the Mineralogical Societies of Australasia. Sydney, NSW


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