Mt Bullengarook, Bullengarook, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 30' South , 144° 30' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-37.5, 144.5|
This locality is best described as a small abandoned mine tunnel on Salt Water Creek in the Bullengarook area. Initially when a fibrous mineral was found at this deposit it was called Halotrichite. In 1978 it was tested and found to be closer to the Pickeringite end-member but with the possibility of some mixture with Halotrichite.
Taken from http://www.chockstone.org/bullengarook/bullengarook.htm:
To get to Bullengarook Quarry, travel 7.5kms out of Gisborne heading towards Bacchus Marsh. (See: approach map http://www.chockstone.org/CamelsHump/CamelsHumpMap.htm). Turn right onto "Hassed" road at the small berg of Bullengarook. After 1km head left onto "Webb" road for 300m then right down "Fitzgerald". After another 1km find the 4 wheel drive track leading into the bush on the right, just at the edge of some paddocks. Park the family sedan here, or a little ways down the track. After about 500m you'll hit a clearing. Stay on the rightmost track, cross a small creek, and there it is, the quarry face, peeking out from behind some trees.
2 valid minerals.
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E.R.Segnit, H.H.Dineen. Ferrian and Manganoan Pickeringite From Victoria. -Australian Mineralogist No. 17 August?September 1978 Pg. 81-83