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Wodgina Tantalite Mine (Wodgina pegmatite; Main tantalite dyke), Wodgina, Abydos Station, Port Hedland Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 21° 10' 32'' South , 118° 40' 37'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -21.17571,118.67712
GeoHash:G#: qshrs9449
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


This mine was the world's major supplier of Tantalite during the twentieth century until its depletion by 1994.

It is located 109 kilometres south of Port Hedland and 7 kilometres west of the Great Northern Highway.

In the early part of the twentieth century, Tantalite was a rare commodity, and despite its remoteness, Wodgina supplied most of the world's Tantalite. In the early years of mining, the ore was carted by camel to the coast.

Tantalite was discovered at the location in 1901 by brothers Francis and William Michell, who subsequently mined 70 tonnes of the ore between 1905-1909. A company called Tantalite Ltd formed by Lady Deborah V Hackett-Moulden and N.S. Young then mined the site between 1925 to 1943, exporting tantalite ore concentrate mainly to the United States.

In 1943, the mine was taken over by the Australian Government as part of its wartime effort. Tantalite concentrate continued to be exported to the United States, and in addition during this period beryl was exported. In 1927, geologist E.S Simpson had identified large masses of cesium bearing white beryl at the northern end of the pegmatite. It is thought this was used as part of the Manhattan Project, which was researching the development of an atomic bomb.

After the war, Tantalite Ltd, continued to operate the mine, however, by 1953 it had run out of funds, and sold the mine to Northwest Tantalum Ltd. This company then found its new purchase to be uneconomic, and had reliquished the lease by 1957. Between 1957 to 1963 the mine was operated by prospector L.J. Wilson. In 1963 the mine was purchased by J.A. Johnson and Sons Pty Ltd, then by Avela in 1967, and Goldrim Mining in 1968.

Goldrim formed a partnership with Goldfield Corp(New York) and Chemalloy Minerals Ltd (Toronto). The investigations into the pegmatite by this last firm discovered the new species Wodginite. Mining occurred sporadically until Goldrim formed a new partnership with Pan West Tantalum Pty Ltd, who opened open pit mining at the site in 1989. By 1994 most of the pegmatite had been removed and mining ceased. From 2012 Atlas Iron Limited was mining iron ore next door to the tantalite mine.

The aplitic pegmatite is 670 metres long by 3 to 15 metres wide, and zoned: cleavelandite with tantalum minerals, spessartine, and minor quartz and muscovite; albite-quartz-muscovite with minor microcline; albite-quartz-microcline; isolated grey quartz masses core; sugary albite and Li mica; white cesium bearing beryl, lithium phosphate masses and lepidolite at the northern end only.

A limited number of species are in circulation from the mine, thought to have been collected before 1989, when large scale mining removed most of the pegmatite. Local collectors have been turned away from the mine in recent years.

The Mindat listing of emerald for this locality is incorrect. E.S Simpson reported a prospector finding a few small emerald crystals 3.2 kilometres northwest of the mine as alluvial float, but the source of these emeralds is unknown.

Government geologist, E.S. Simpson in 1928 made mention about a number of species at the mine. Whether any of it remains due to mining is another question. He states lithiophilite and purpurite are found in large masses. Unaltered it is pale grey in colour and translucent, weathering to amber yellow, then brown with blood red flakes (pure purpurite) and finally black ,stained by psilomelane.

Apatite is found as narrow veins of white or pale grey apatite, in several masses of lithiophilite. One pegmatite has a large lithiophilite masses dotted with deep greenish-blue apatite pieces.

Scheelite is found in biotite schist next to a pegmatite, and occasionally in alluvial tin and tantalum. Several pegmatite veins showing spessartine garnet, being large shapeless masses, or small well formed crystals, very pale brown, yellow, pink, and in alluvial but coated with black psilomelane. Vesuvianite as dense drusy olive brown masses. One specimen of topaz seen.

Large schorl crystals in pegmatite veins. Near spodumene occurs almost microscopic prisms of indigo blue indicolite. Yellowish nontronite as small seams in weathered amphibolite, and traversing jasper.

Gangue minerals associated with the tantalite is albite, microcline, quartz, with lesser kaolin, beryl, spessartine, and lithiophilite. Tantalite shows as large masses, twin and single crystals. There are also several deposits of manganocolumbite. Ixiolite is found in the main lode as a homogeneous mass with no crystals. A little pyrrhotite is found associated with cassiterite in a biotite chlorite schist forming one wall of a pegmatite.

Immense bands of yellow, brown and grey jasper plentiful in the western half of Wodgina. Spodumene is plentiful in a tin bearing pegmatite vein, showing as flat cleavable pale grey plates up to 2 x 1 x 0.5 inches. Beryl is found as large irregular masses, pale milky white, translucent, and resembling quartz.

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51 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, pp.457-468. Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35.
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I. (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, pp.457-468.
'Amphibolite'
Reference: Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I. (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, pp.457-468.
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Simpson, E.S. (1948) Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 1, p 95.
'Apatite'
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35.
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, pp.457-468.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, pp.457-468. Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35.
Beryl var: Alkali-beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Colour: white
Description: significant ore mineral
Reference: Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I. (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia.
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
'Biotite'
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Bobierrite
Formula: Mg3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Habit: Lath-like crystals, in rosettes
Description: Found as coating fractures in one football sized block of altered lithiopilite. Resembles gypsum
Reference: Mason, B. & Dunn, P.J. (1974) An unusual occurrence of Bobierrite at Wodgina, Western Australia. Mineralogical Record 5 (6) 265.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Clinobisvanite
Formula: Bi(VO4)
Reference: Bridge, P. J. & Pryce, M. W. (1974) Clinobisvanite, monoclinic BiVO4, a new mineral from Yinnietharra, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 39: 847-9.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
'Dolerite'
Reference: Fetherston, J.M. (2004) Tantalum in Western Australia: Western Australia Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, 162p.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Euxenite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Fersmite
Formula: (Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
Reference: Fetherston, J.M. (2004), Tantalum in Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, GSWA, 02 Apr 2004
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Gahnite
Formula: ZnAl2O4
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1951) Minerals of Western Australia Vol 2 (Facsimile ed. 1984). Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia, p.297.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Helvine
Formula: Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Hydrokenoelsmoreite
Formula: 2W2O6(H2O)
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Hydroxycalciomicrolite
Formula: Ca1.5Ta2O6(OH)
Reference: Hogarth, D. (1961) A Study of Pyrochlore and Betafite, Canadian Mineralogist, v. 6, p. 610-633.
'Indicolite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Ixiolite
Formula: (Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
'Komatiite'
Reference: Fetherston, J.M. (2004) Tantalum in Western Australia: Western Australia Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, 162p.
'Labradorite'
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 1, p 95
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Lithiophilite
Formula: LiMn2+PO4
Description: Large masses some weighing a half a ton. Often severely altered.
Reference: American Mineralogist (1928): 13: 457; 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: 667.; Mason, B. & Dunn, P.J. (1974): An unusual occurrence of Bobierrite at Wodgina, Western Australia. Mineralogical Record 5 (6): 265
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Mason, B. & Dunn, P.J. (1974): An unusual occurrence of Bobierrite at Wodgina, Western Australia. Mineralogical Record 5 (6): 265
'Metabasalt'
Reference: Fetherston, J.M. (2004) Tantalum in Western Australia: Western Australia Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, 162p.
'Mica Group'
Reference: Fetherston, J.M. (2004), Tantalum in Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, GSWA, 02 Apr 2004
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
'Microlite Group'
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468. Fetherston, J.M. (2004) Tantalum in Western Australia: Western Australia Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, 162p.
'Monazite'
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
'Pegmatite'
Reference: Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Pucherite
Formula: Bi(VO4)
Reference: Bridge, P. J. & Pryce, M. W. (1974): Clinobisvanite, monoclinic BiVO4, a new mineral from Yinnietharra, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 39: 847-9
Purpurite
Formula: (Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Description: in altered lithiophillite with sicklerite and Mn oxides
Reference: American Mineralogist (1928): 13: 457; 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: 676.; Mason, B. & Dunn, P.J. (1974): An unusual occurrence of Bobierrite at Wodgina, Western Australia. Mineralogical Record 5 (6): 265
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, pp.457-468. Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I. (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
'Schist'
Reference: Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
'Serpentinite'
Reference: Fetherston, J.M. (2004) Tantalum in Western Australia: Western Australia Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, 162p.
Sicklerite
Formula: Li1-x(Mn3+xMn2+1-x)PO4
Description: In altered lithiophilite with unaltered core mantled with brown sicklerite
Reference: 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: 673.; Mason, B. & Dunn, P.J. (1974): An unusual occurrence of Bobierrite at Wodgina, Western Australia. Mineralogical Record 5 (6): 265
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468. Emeralds of the World English extraLapis Vol. 2 2002 pp24-35.
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: MnTa2O6
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
'commodity:Tantalum'
Formula: Ta
Reference:  
'Tapiolite'
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
'Thorogummite'
Formula: (Th,U)(SiO4)1-x(OH)4x
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Fetherston, J.M. (2004), Tantalum in Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, GSWA, 02 Apr 2004
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
Wodginite (TL)
Formula: Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 1963, 390-402
Zoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Fetherston, J.M. (2004), Tantalum in Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, GSWA, 02 Apr 2004

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Columbite-(Mn)4.DB.35(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Euxenite-(Y)4.DG.05(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Fersmite4.DG.05(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
Gahnite4.BB.05ZnAl2O4
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hydrokenoelsmoreite4.DH.152W2O6(H2O)
var: Ferritungstite4.DH.152W2O6(H2O)
Ixiolite4.DB.25(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Microlite Group4.00.A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Tantalite-(Mn)4.DB.35MnTa2O6
Wodginite (TL)4.DB.40Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bismutite5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Bobierrite8.CE.35Mg3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Clinobisvanite8.AD.65Bi(VO4)
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Lithiophilite8.AB.10LiMn2+PO4
Pucherite8.AD.40Bi(VO4)
Purpurite8.AB.10(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Sicklerite8.AB.10Li1-x(Mn3+xMn2+1-x)PO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Cleavelandite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Alkali-beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Emerald9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Helvine9.FB.10Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Labradorite9.FA.35(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Zoisite9.BG.10{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Allanite Group-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Amphibolite-
Apatite-
Biotite-
Chlorite Group-
Dolerite-
Hydroxycalciomicrolite-Ca1.5Ta2O6(OH)
Indicolite-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Komatiite-
Lepidolite-
Manganese Oxides-
Metabasalt-
Mica Group-
Monazite-
Pegmatite-
Schist-
Serpentinite-
Tantalite-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Tapiolite-(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Thorogummite-(Th,U)(SiO4)1-x(OH)4x
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Gahnite7.2.1.4ZnAl2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Ixiolite8.1.10.1(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Wodginite (TL)8.1.8.1Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Microlite Group'8.2.2.1A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
AB2O6
Columbite-(Mn)8.3.2.4(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Euxenite-(Y)8.3.8.2(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Fersmite8.3.3.1(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
Tantalite-(Mn)8.3.2.3MnTa2O6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
ABXO4
Lithiophilite38.1.1.2LiMn2+PO4
Sicklerite38.1.4.2Li1-x(Mn3+xMn2+1-x)PO4
AXO4
Clinobisvanite38.4.7.1Bi(VO4)
Pucherite38.4.6.1Bi(VO4)
Purpurite38.4.1.2(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Bobierrite40.3.7.1Mg3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
'Thorogummite'51.5.2.5(Th,U)(SiO4)1-x(OH)4x
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
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)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Zoisite58.2.1b.1{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
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 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Helvine76.2.4.1Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Albite
var: Cleavelandite
-Na(AlSi3O8)
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Amphibolite'-
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
'Apatite'-
Beryl
var: Alkali-beryl
-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Emerald-Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Dolerite'-
Hydrokenoelsmoreite-2W2O6(H2O)
var: Ferritungstite-2W2O6(H2O)
Hydroxycalciomicrolite-Ca1.5Ta2O6(OH)
'Indicolite'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Komatiite'-
'Labradorite'-(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
'Lepidolite'-
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Metabasalt'-
'Mica Group'-
'Monazite'-
'Pegmatite'-
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
'Schist'-
'Serpentinite'-
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tapiolite'-(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
H HydroxycalciomicroliteCa1.5Ta2O6(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H Thorogummite(Th,U)(SiO4)1-x(OH)4x
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
LiLithium
Li LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
Li SickleriteLi1-x(Mnx3+Mn2+1-x)PO4
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be Beryl (var: Alkali-beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Be HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
BBoron
B IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Beryl (var: Alkali-beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
O ClinobisvaniteBi(VO4)
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
O CorundumAl2O3
O Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
O Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O GahniteZnAl2O4
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
O HematiteFe2O3
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
O HydroxycalciomicroliteCa1.5Ta2O6(OH)
O IndicoliteA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
O LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PucheriteBi(VO4)
O Purpurite(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O SickleriteLi1-x(Mnx3+Mn2+1-x)PO4
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6
O Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O Thorogummite(Th,U)(SiO4)1-x(OH)4x
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
O Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FFluorine
F Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F FluoriteCaF2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Na Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
Na Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Beryl (var: Alkali-beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al GahniteZnAl2O4
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Al Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Beryl (var: Alkali-beryl)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si Beryl (var: Emerald)Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si Thorogummite(Th,U)(SiO4)1-x(OH)4x
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P BobierriteMg3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
P Purpurite(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
P SickleriteLi1-x(Mnx3+Mn2+1-x)PO4
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ca Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca HydroxycalciomicroliteCa1.5Ta2O6(OH)
Ca Labradorite(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca Zoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ti Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
VVanadium
V ClinobisvaniteBi(VO4)
V PucheriteBi(VO4)
MnManganese
Mn Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Mn HelvineBe3Mn42+(SiO4)3S
Mn Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Mn LithiophiliteLiMn2+PO4
Mn Purpurite(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Mn SickleriteLi1-x(Mnx3+Mn2+1-x)PO4
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Mn Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Mn Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6
Mn Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Mn WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
FeIron
Fe Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe Purpurite(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
ZnZinc
Zn GahniteZnAl2O4
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
YYttrium
Y Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Nb Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Nb Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
Nb Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Nb Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Nb Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
CeCerium
Ce Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ce Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
TaTantalum
Ta Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Ta Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ta Fersmite(Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6
Ta HydroxycalciomicroliteCa1.5Ta2O6(OH)
Ta Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Ta Microlite GroupA2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Ta Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Ta Tantalite-(Mn)MnTa2O6
Ta Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Ta WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
WTungsten
W Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
Bi ClinobisvaniteBi(VO4)
Bi PucheriteBi(VO4)
ThThorium
Th Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Th Thorogummite(Th,U)(SiO4)1-x(OH)4x
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
U Thorogummite(Th,U)(SiO4)1-x(OH)4x

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Precambrian : 2890 Ma to 2220 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Paleoproterozoic
   Rhyacian
ⓘ Microcline (youngest age)2220 Ma
   Siderian
ⓘ Muscovite (youngest age)2420 Ma
 Archean
  Neoarchean
ⓘ Microcline (oldest age)2800 Ma
  Mesoarchean
ⓘ Apatite2803 ± 115 Ma
ⓘ Tantalite2829 ± 11 Ma
ⓘ Cassiterite (youngest age)2836 ± 26 Ma
ⓘ Cassiterite (oldest age)2839 ± 16 Ma
ⓘ Muscovite (oldest age)2890 Ma

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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Mesoarchean - Paleoarchean
2800 - 3600 Ma



ID: 3186968
Archean intrusive rocks

Age: Archean (2800 - 3600 Ma)

Comments: Pilbara Craton

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]

Paleoarchean
3200 - 3600 Ma



ID: 877512
Pilbara Supergroup - ultramafic rocks

Age: Paleoarchean (3200 - 3600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pilbara Supergroup

Description: Undivided ultramafic rocks, komatiite, pyroxenite, peridotite, local mafic lava, quartzite, and chert; metamorphosed

Comments: igneous ultramafic intrusive; meta-igneous ultramafic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous ultramafic intrusive; meta-igneous ultramafic volcanic

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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Bridge, P. J. & Pryce, M. W. (1974) Clinobisvanite Monoclinic BiVO4 a New Mineral from Yinnietharra Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine (1974) 39: 847-9.
Mason, B. & Dunn, P.J. (1974) An Unusual Occurrence of Bobierrite at Wodgina Western Australia. Mineralogical Record (1974) 5(6): 265.
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I. (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia.
Simpson, E.S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol 13, pp 457-468, 1928.


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