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Monakoff Mine, Cloncurry, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australiai
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20° 37' 30'' South , 140° 41' 17'' East
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Cloncurry2,384 (2015)20.4km


The Mount Margaret mining operation exploits the Monakoff and E1 group of IOCG-style copper-gold deposits in the Cloncurry District of NW Queensland, Australia. Monakoff is located ~15 km ENE of Cloncurry, and is 20 km south of the Ernest Henry deposit. The E1 group of deposits are 22.5 km to the NNE of Monakoff and 8 km east of Ernest Henry.

The Mount Margaret ore is treated at the Ernest Henry mine (#Location: E1 20° 26' 36"S, 140° 47' 10"E; Monakoff 20° 37' 30"S, 140° 41' 20"E).

All of these deposits are hosted within the Eastern Succession of the Mount Isa Inlier, which consists of poly-deformed Palaeo- and Mesoproterozoic volcano-sedimentary Cover Sequences 2 and 3 (CS2 and 3), deposited between 1790 and 1690 Ma and from 1680 to 1610 Ma respectively.

For details of the regional setting and geology of the northeastern Cloncurry district, see the Ernest Henry record.

The upper 100 m of footwall lithologies comprise thinly (1 to 3 mm) intercalated magnetite-bearing muscovite pelites, psammopelites, and meta-dolerites of the uppermost Mount Norna Quartzite, overlain by massive porphyroblastic garnet-biotite schist (mostly of intrusive andesitic igneous origin, although the upper 3 to 5 m are vesicular), then a regionally persistent magnetite iron formation, and finally by strongly sheared metasediments immediately hosting the Monakoff West ore. The continuous, 1 to 2 m thick, prominently banded, quartz-magnetite±hematite iron formation can be traced through the whole prospect, occurring ~5 to 10 m above the top of the porphyroblastic garnet-biotite schist, hosted by pelitic metasediment. Banding varies from 1 to 2 mm 'wrinkly' lamination (possibly crenulations), to 0.5 cm interbands of quartz-barite, and spessartine-magnetite. The metadolerites are present as continuous sills, locally with angular contacts and variable epidote alteration, particularly adjacent to sediment contacts.

The hanging wall above the thin strip of sheared metasediment that hosts ore, commences with a 20 to 30 m thick interval of short strike-length metabasalts, minor iron formation, volcanic conglomerate, and breccia bearing clasts of limestone and meta-dolerites. A local pillow breccia outcrops close to the ore package near the centre of the deposit, while black carbonaceous limestone and stromatolitic cherts are also reported. More common rocks of the Toole Creek Volcanics occur above this complex, comprising massive medium- to coarse-grained meta-dolerite to gabbro in the west, and mixed meta-dolerite, meta-basalt, siliceous siltstone and minor iron formations in the east (Davidson et al., 2002).

The "ore package" is defined as the altered rocks adjacent to the ore, the ores themselves, and the overlying altered sediments and basaltic tuff, all of which young and dip to the south. Near-ore alteration in the footwall commences with porphyroblastic spessartine-biotite-quartz-plagioclase-chloritoid-tourmaline-biotite development within the meta-andesite, with idioblastic garnet occuring as disseminations or irregular bands localised on peperite zones. Locally, pink spessartine is overgrown by coarse-grained almandine + quartz, indicating peak metamorphism exceeded the almandine isograd. The timing of almandine stability is uncertain (Davidson et al., 2002).

The major enriched components of the ore compared to the country rocks are: S (>20% S), Ba (>25% BaO), F (~2 to 10% F), Fe (>10% FeO) and Ca (~10% CaO), with significant enrichments of minor element including economic Co, Cu, Au and Ag, plus, Pb, Sb, As, W, U, La, Ce and Zn. P2O5 abundances are low, with most ores containing only 0.2 to 0.4 wt.% P2O5. The highest values are systematically found in the iron formation, although no strong Fe-P correlation exists when all of the data is considered. La and Ce abundances are also very high, with values typically of >1000 ppm. Rather than apatite, the host phase for REE, U, and possibly P2O5, is monazite, which is common in ore intersections, and concentrates the LREE (Davidson et al., 2002).

The western Monakoff ore zone is enclosed by, and replaces, magnetite-bearing meta-siltstones, occurring at surface as a friable, but resistant, massive unit with variable black pyrolusite and malachite staining. At depth it occurs as a massive unit composed of barite, ponite (Fe-rhodochrosite), magnetite, chalcopyrite, pyrite, spessartine, fluorite ±K-feldspar, sphalerite, galena, arsenopyrite, mackinawite, molybdenite, brannerite/davidite, pentlandite and linnaeite (Ashley, 1983).

The eastern Monakoff ore zone appears to mainly comprise replacement of a medium- to coarse-grained amphibolite, within a tight D2 fold adjacent to an unexposed east-west fault, represented at surface by buff-coloured silica, studded with randomly oriented crystals of coarse magnetite, magnetite-hematite, and hematite, that are consistent with faithful pseudomorphing of meta-gabbro. The silica is most likely a surficial regolith replacement product of carbonate. At depth this rock-type is a package of comparatively thin massive meta-dolerites and intercalated peperitised sediments, with the contact between the two lithologies more completely silicified, and an alteration zonation into the sediment of i). siderite-magnetite-pyrrhotite-chalcopyrite; ii). magnetite-siderite-quartz, to iii). biotite-quartz-magnetite over 1 m or less, while the adjacent dolerite contains incipient siderite alteration. It is interpreted that in the core of the fold, severe alteration affected the interior of the folded metadolerite as well as the sediment margins. The fluids, which were tightly focussed by the fold structure, produced wholesale replacement of dolerite, and a narrow west-plunging pipe with grades of 1.4 to 3.0% Cu, consisting of siderite-barite-magnetite-chalcopyrite, which is likely to have considerable depth extent (Davidson et al., 2002 and sources quoted therein).

Resource and reserve figures for the Mount Margaret Operation deposits were:
Monakoff + Monakoff East deposits (Xstrata, 2012):
Indicated resource - 2 Mt @ 1.4% Cu, 0.4 g/t Au
Inferred resource - 1 Mt @ 1.2% Cu, 0.4 g/t Au
Total resource - 3 Mt @ 1.33% Cu, 0.4 g/t Au
Nearly 3500 t of U3O8 is contained within these deposits. The average in-situ recoverable grade is ~112 ppm U3O8.


This Precambrian iron oxide - copper - gold deposit is located in the Mt Isa Inlier, northeast of Cloncurry.it formed in dilational zones in a shear zone in metasediments and metavolcanics. It is enriched in F, Ba, Co, Ag, Mn, REE, U, Pb, Sr and Zn.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
North Australian Element, AustraliaCraton
Mount Isa Orogen, Queensland, AustraliaOrogen
Soldiers Cap Domain, Mount Isa Orogen, Queensland, AustraliaDomain

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Mineral List


38 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Williams et al 2015; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
Alloclasite
Formula: Co1-xFexAsS
Reference: Williams et al 2015; HOLWELL, D. A., WILLIAMS, M. R., LILLY, R. M. and MCDONALD, I. (2014), Mineralogical and Fluid Characteristics of the Fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au Deposits, Cloncurry Region, Queensland, Australia: Implications for Regional F-Ba-rich IOCG Mineralization. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88: 350–351.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Williams et al 2015; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Williams et al 2015
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Per Vic Cloete.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Williams et al 2015; HOLWELL, D. A., WILLIAMS, M. R., LILLY, R. M. and MCDONALD, I. (2014), Mineralogical and Fluid Characteristics of the Fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au Deposits, Cloncurry Region, Queensland, Australia: Implications for Regional F-Ba-rich IOCG Mineralization. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88: 350–351.; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
Bastnäsite-(La)
Formula: La(CO3)F
Reference: Williams et al 2015; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Williams et al 2015; HOLWELL, D. A., WILLIAMS, M. R., LILLY, R. M. and MCDONALD, I. (2014), Mineralogical and Fluid Characteristics of the Fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au Deposits, Cloncurry Region, Queensland, Australia: Implications for Regional F-Ba-rich IOCG Mineralization. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88: 350–351.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Per Vic Cloete.; HOLWELL, D. A., WILLIAMS, M. R., LILLY, R. M. and MCDONALD, I. (2014), Mineralogical and Fluid Characteristics of the Fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au Deposits, Cloncurry Region, Queensland, Australia: Implications for Regional F-Ba-rich IOCG Mineralization. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88: 350–351.; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Williams et al 2015; HOLWELL, D. A., WILLIAMS, M. R., LILLY, R. M. and MCDONALD, I. (2014), Mineralogical and Fluid Characteristics of the Fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au Deposits, Cloncurry Region, Queensland, Australia: Implications for Regional F-Ba-rich IOCG Mineralization. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88: 350–351.; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Williams et al 2015
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Williams et al 2015
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Creedite
Formula: Ca3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: I.D. by Peter Elliott
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Williams et al 2015
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Per Vic Cloete.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Per Vic Cloete.; HOLWELL, D. A., WILLIAMS, M. R., LILLY, R. M. and MCDONALD, I. (2014), Mineralogical and Fluid Characteristics of the Fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au Deposits, Cloncurry Region, Queensland, Australia: Implications for Regional F-Ba-rich IOCG Mineralization. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88: 350–351.; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Williams et al 2015; HOLWELL, D. A., WILLIAMS, M. R., LILLY, R. M. and MCDONALD, I. (2014), Mineralogical and Fluid Characteristics of the Fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au Deposits, Cloncurry Region, Queensland, Australia: Implications for Regional F-Ba-rich IOCG Mineralization. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88: 350–351.; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Williams et al 2015; HOLWELL, D. A., WILLIAMS, M. R., LILLY, R. M. and MCDONALD, I. (2014), Mineralogical and Fluid Characteristics of the Fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au Deposits, Cloncurry Region, Queensland, Australia: Implications for Regional F-Ba-rich IOCG Mineralization. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88: 350–351.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Williams et al 2015
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Per Vic Cloete.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Williams et al 2015
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Williams et al 2015; HOLWELL, D. A., WILLIAMS, M. R., LILLY, R. M. and MCDONALD, I. (2014), Mineralogical and Fluid Characteristics of the Fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au Deposits, Cloncurry Region, Queensland, Australia: Implications for Regional F-Ba-rich IOCG Mineralization. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88: 350–351.; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Per Vic Cloete.
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
'Meurigite'
Reference: I.D. by Stuart Mills
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Williams et al 2015
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Williams et al 2015
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Graham Lee Collection
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Graham Lee Collection
Phurcalite
Formula: Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Reference: Australian Journal of Mineralogy 9(1):48
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Williams et al 2015; HOLWELL, D. A., WILLIAMS, M. R., LILLY, R. M. and MCDONALD, I. (2014), Mineralogical and Fluid Characteristics of the Fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au Deposits, Cloncurry Region, Queensland, Australia: Implications for Regional F-Ba-rich IOCG Mineralization. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88: 350–351.; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Williams et al 2015
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Williams et al 2015; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Graham Lee Collection
Richetite
Formula: (Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O
Reference: Williams et al 2015; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Williams et al 2015
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Williams et al 2015; HOLWELL, D. A., WILLIAMS, M. R., LILLY, R. M. and MCDONALD, I. (2014), Mineralogical and Fluid Characteristics of the Fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au Deposits, Cloncurry Region, Queensland, Australia: Implications for Regional F-Ba-rich IOCG Mineralization. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88: 350–351.; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Per Vic Cloete.
Treasurite
Formula: Ag7Pb6Bi15S32
Reference: Williams et al 2015; Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Alloclasite2.EB.10bCo1-xFexAsS
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Treasurite2.JB.40aAg7Pb6Bi15S32
Group 3 - Halides
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Creedite3.CG.15Ca3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Richetite4.GB.15(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Bastnäsite-(La)5.BD.20aLa(CO3)F
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Phurcalite8.EC.35Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Meurigite'-

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
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Alloclasite2.12.6.2Co1-xFexAsS
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
2 < ø < 2.49
Treasurite3.6..3Ag7Pb6Bi15S32
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
Miscellaneous
Richetite5.9.5.1(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 12 - COMPOUND HALIDES
Miscellaneous
Creedite12.1.4.1Ca3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bastnäsite-(La)16a.1.1.2La(CO3)F
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
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
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Phurcalite42.4.7.1Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'K Feldspar'-
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Meurigite'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
H CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Richetite(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C Bastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)F
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
O CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O BaryteBaSO4
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Bastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)F
O Richetite(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O AnglesitePbSO4
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F Bastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg Richetite(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
SSulfur
S CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
S AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S AnglesitePbSO4
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Ca CreediteCa3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
VVanadium
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Richetite(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O
Fe AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsS
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
CoCobalt
Co AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsS
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
AsArsenic
As AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsS
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
Ag SilverAg
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
LaLanthanum
La Bastnäsite-(La)La(CO3)F
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
Pb Richetite(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
BiBismuth
Bi TreasuriteAg7Pb6Bi15S32
UUranium
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
U Richetite(Fe3+,Mg)Pb 8.6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O

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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Neoproterozoic - Paleoproterozoic
541 - 2500 Ma



ID: 818100
mafic, ultramafic, intermediate intrusions 74431

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 2500 Ma)

Description: Dolerite, gabbro, norite, pyroxenite, peridotite, diorite, tonalite; locally metamorphosed; rare biotite rock, amphibolite

Comments: igneous mafic intrusive; igneous ultramafic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous mafic intrusive; igneous ultramafic intrusive

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]

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3186977
Mesoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

Comments: Mount Isa Block

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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Williams, MR, Holwell, DA, Lilly, RM, Case, GND and McDonald, I, (2015),Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of the fluorite-rich Monakoff and E1 Cu-Au deposits, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews. 64, P.103.
Mineralogical and fluid characteristics of ‘Monakoff-Style’ iron–oxide–copper–gold (IOCG) mineralisation in the Cloncurry Area, Queensland. in Abdurrahman, A., J. C. Ø. Andersen, and B. J. Williamson. "Meeting of the Geological Society’s Mineral Deposits Studies Group was held on the 2nd–4th January 2013 at the University of Leicester, UK." Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 121.4 (2012): 214.
Davidson G J, Davis B K and Garner A (2002) - Structural and geochemical constraints on the emplacement of the Monakoff oxide Cu-Au (-Co-U-REE-Ag-Zn-Pb) deposit, Mt Isa Inlier, Australia: in Porter T M (Ed), 2002 Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold & Related Deposits: A Global Perspective, PGC Publishing, Adelaide, v2 pp 49-75.

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