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Gordon Reward (Wayandah), Williamstown, South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills), Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australiai
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Gordon Reward (Wayandah)- not defined -
Williamstown- not defined -
South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills)Mountain
Mt Lofty RangesMountain
South AustraliaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 42' 50'' South , 138° 56' 44'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate


Barossa SI5409 6628I
Record of mines - Summary Card No:68

States;

"Name: Gordon Reward."
"Mineral: Gold, titanium, Gems & Ochre."
"Location: 1 1/2 miles S of Williamstown."
"Geology: Tertiary sand and gravel capping on hill. Minerals and gems found include topaz, sapphire, kyanite, corundum, ruby, beryl, chrysoberyl, aquarmarine, aventurine, gold & rutile."
"Workings: Numerous shafts 10ft to 25ft deep, over 600ft drives."
"Production: 50 tons ochre (1911)

"History: Iron and gemstones were first found here in 1849 but little work was done. In 1879 there was some renewed prospecting when a topaz was found and gold mining was commenced. Nothing more appears to have been done to 1901 when gold and gem mining was recommenced. In 1908 a company installed a plant including a puddling mill, sluiceboxes, jigs and other machinery and many shafts were sunk and drives put in. Extensive exploration for precious stones was carried out in 1909. The following year a lease was worked for gold and rutile and work was carried on for several years. There was renewed activity in 1923 and in the early 1930's."

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Old workings for gold 2 km south of Williamstown in Tertiary gravels.

Ref.:
Noble (1983)

(The name Wayandah has been left due to the original posting, however I am yet to find any record of this name anywhere.
Mark. W.)

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Delamerian Orogen, AustraliaOrogen

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Barossa SI5409 6628I Record of mines - Summary Card No:68
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Reference: Barossa SI5409 6628I Record of mines - Summary Card No:68
Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Reference: Noble (1983). Catalogue of South Australian Minerals. (Mine Dep. SA)
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Barossa SI5409 6628I Record of mines - Summary Card No:68
Corundum var: Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Barossa SI5409 6628I Record of mines - Summary Card No:68
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Barossa SI5409 6628I Record of mines - Summary Card No:68
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Barossa SI5409 6628I Record of mines - Summary Card No:68
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Barossa SI5409 6628I Record of mines - Summary Card No:68
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Barossa SI5409 6628I Record of mines - Summary Card No:68
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Barossa SI5409 6628I Record of mines - Summary Card No:68

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chrysoberyl4.BA.05BeAl2O4
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Ruby4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
var: Aquamarine9.CJ.05Be3Al2Si6O18
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2

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
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chrysoberyl7.2.9.1BeAl2O4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Aquamarine-Be3Al2Si6O18
Corundum
var: Ruby
-Al2O3
var: Sapphire-Al2O3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
OOxygen
O ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O RutileTiO2
O Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
O CorundumAl2O3
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al Corundum (var: Ruby)Al2O3
Al CorundumAl2O3
SiSilicon
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Beryl (var: Aquamarine)Be3Al2Si6O18
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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