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Mount Elliott Mine (Mount Elliott Copper Mine), Selwyn District, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australiai
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Mount Elliott Mine (Mount Elliott Copper Mine)Mine
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Cloncurry ShireShire
QueenslandState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 21° 32' 25'' South , 140° 29' 54'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -21.54034,140.49824
GeoHash:G#: rh5vmnewq
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Skarn copper-gold-(cobalt-nickel) deposit.

Located approximately 100 kms south of Cloncurry and is located in the Selwyn Range.

Copper and gold were discovered here by James Elliott in 1889 at Mount Elliott near the site of the future town of Selwyn.

The SWAN and Mount Elliott deposits are located within the Eastern Fold Belt of the Mount Isa Inlier in northwest Queensland, approximately 90 km south of Cloncurry and 20 km north of the Selwyn deposits (#Location: 21° 32'S, 140° 30'E). These two deposits are part of the same mineralised system in which host rock chemistry and structure control mineralisation style within the same low grade envelope. The two deposits are separated by a major steep fault zone.

Four main styles of primary Cu-Au mineralisation are recognised within the Mount Elliott and SWAN deposits: i). The Mount Elliot breccia, ii). the SWAN breccia, iii). banded/replacement mineralisation and iv). late vein hosted mineralisation. These styles are manifested as follows. At Mount Elliott, mineralisation is dominantly within the Mount Elliot breccia, with 0.1 to 20 m wide clasts set in a very coarse-grained, open spaced matrix containing voids up to tens of metres wide. The fragment within the SWAN breccia are much smaller than in the Mt Elliot breccia, and mineralisation at the former is considered to have formed some time after the development of the breccia which created a large porous and chemically suitable trap. Mineralisation permeated, replaced and altered the banded calc-silicate on the eastern margin of the SWAN breccia, forming banded mineralisation of magnetite, hematite-stained albite, chalcopyrite, pyrite, clinopyroxene, actinolite and epidote. Late-stage, 1 to > 200 cm thick veins of coarse-grained calcite, chalcopyrite, pyrite and molybdenite represent an event that crosscuts all of these mineralisation styles (Brown, Lazo, Kirwin and Corlett, 2009).

Mt Elliot mine was earlier (Shiqi Wang and Williams, 2001) described as containing 2.9 Mt @ 3.33% Cu, 1.47 g/t Au, hosted by carbonaceous meta-pelites and amphibolites, occurring in two zones controlled by NW trending, NE dipping brittle faults in a 200 m wide zone of intense post peak metamorphic alteration. It was interpreted as comprising an older, outer, system of albitised meta-sediments (bleached by the loss of biotite and carbonaceous material), over-printed by a "skarn" zone of diopside-hedenbergite veins and replacement features with abundant scapolite, apatite and calcite. Sulphides and magnetite (from outer pyrrhotite-pyrite to chalcopyrite-pyrrhotite-pyrite to chalcopyrite-pyrite-magnetite to magnetite-pyrite±andradite in the core) occur within the skarn, veining and replacing clinopyroxene and intergrowing with calcite.

Brown, Lazo, Kirwin and Corlett (2009) quote a resource at SWAN and Mt Elliot of:

475 Mt @ 0.5% Cu, 0.38 g/t Au at the cut-off grade of 0.25% eCu, still open at depth, including a high grade resource of:
62 Mt @ 1.01% Cu, 0.4 g/t Au at a cut-off of 1.0% eCu.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
North Australian Element, AustraliaCraton
Mount Isa Orogen, Queensland, AustraliaOrogen
Kuridala-Selwyn Domain, Mount Isa Orogen, Queensland, AustraliaDomain

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Commodity List

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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

36 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Costas Constantinides collection, Australian museum id
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Wang, S., and Williams, P.J. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 109-124.
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Wang, S., and Williams, P.J. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 109-124.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Wang, S., and Williams, P.J. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 109-124.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: [UKJMM 19:28]
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: [UKJMM 19:28]
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Costas Constantinides collection, Australian museum id
'Biotite'
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Costas Constantinides collection, Australian museum id
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Carroll, J. (2002) quoted by steve sorrell (crocoite.com) in his list of mineral species of Queensland. Also, several specimens purchased from Down Under Minerals, Croydon, Vic - currently in my collection.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: [UKJMM 19:28]; Anderson, C., 1909. Mineralogical notes. No. VIII. Topaz, anglesite, and other Australian minerals. Records of the Australian Museum 7(4): 274–282, plates lxxix–lxxxi. [30 August 1909].
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: [UKJMM 19:28]
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Wang, S., and Williams, P.J. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 109-124.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Costas Constantinides collection, Australian museum id
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Costas Constantinides collection, Australian museum id
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: [UKJMM 19:28]
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Costas Constantinides collection, Australian museum id
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Wang, S., and Williams, P.J. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 109-124.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Habit: Crystals to 10 feet
Reference: UKJMM 19:28; Dana 6:A3:34.; Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.; Anderson, C., 1909. Mineralogical notes. No. VIII. Topaz, anglesite, and other Australian minerals. Records of the Australian Museum 7(4): 274–282, plates lxxix–lxxxi. [30 August 1909].
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
Magnesio-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Costas Constantinides collection, Australian museum id
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Reference: Wang, S., and Williams, P.J. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 109-124.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Costas Constantinides collection, Australian museum id
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Wang, S., and Williams, P.J. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 109-124.
Palygorskite
Formula: (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Costas Constantinides collection, Australian museum id
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Wang, S., and Williams, P.J. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 109-124.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: [UKJMM 19:28]
'Scapolite'
Reference: Wang, S., and Williams, P.J. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 109-124.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Costas Constantinides collection, Australian museum id
Staurolite
Formula: Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Reference: Wang, S., and Williams, P.J. (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36, 109-124.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Marshall, L.J., Oliver, N.H.S., and Davidson, G.J. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 41, 429-452.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Allanite-(Ce)9.BG.05b{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Magnesio-hornblende9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Marialite9.FB.15Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Palygorskite9.EE.20(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Staurolite9.AF.30Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
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
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Staurolite52.2.3.1Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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)
Allanite-(Ce)58.2.1a.1{CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
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
Palygorskite74.3.1a.1(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
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)
Al-Si Framework with other Be/Al/Si frameworks
Marialite76.3.1.1Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
Magnesio-hornblende-☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
H Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O BaryteBaSO4
O Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Mg Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Al Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Si Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S BaryteBaSO4
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
ClChlorine
Cl MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
CeCerium
Ce Allanite-(Ce){CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3186065
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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 756063
Kuridala Group

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Kuridala Group

Description: Schist, meta-arenite, slate, phyllite, calc-silicate rocks, metarhyolite.

Comments: metasedimentary siliciclastic; metasedimentary carbonate; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Metasedimentary siliciclastic; 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]

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References

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Dana 6:A3:34 (in part).
Wang, S., and Williams, P.J. (2001): Geochemistry and origin of Proterozoic skarns at the Mount Elliott Cu-Au(-Co-Ni) deposit, Cloncurry district, NW Queensland, Australia. Mineralium Deposita 36, 109-124.
Brown M and Porter T M, 2010 - The Mount Elliott IOCG System, Eastern Fold Belt, Mount Isa Inlier, Northwest Queensland: in Porter T M, (Ed), 2010 Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold and Related Deposits: A Global Perspective PGC Publishing, Adelaide v.3 pp. 219-232
Duncan RJ, Stein HJ, Evans KA, Hitzman MW, Nelson EP and Kirwin DJ, 2011 - A New Geochronological Framework for Mineralization and Alteration in the Selwyn-Mount Dore Corridor, Eastern Fold Belt, Mount Isa Inlier, Australia: Genetic Implications for Iron Oxide Copper-Gold Deposits : in Econ. Geol. v106 pp. 169-192
Fortowski D B, McCracken S J A 1998 - Mount Elliott copper-gold deposit: in Berkman D A, Mackenzie D H (Eds), Geology of Australian and Papua New Guinean Mineral Deposits The AusIMM, Melbourne pp 775-782
Shiqi Wang and Williams P J 2001 - Geochemistry and origin of Proterozoic skarns at the Mount Elliott Cu-Au(-Co-Ni) deposit, Cloncurry district, NW Queensland, Australia: in Mineralium Deposita v36 pp 109-124
Shiqi Wang, Williams P J 1996 - The alteration and mineralisation styles of a skarn hosted Mount Elliott Cu-Au deposit and adjacent SWAN prospect, Cloncurry district: in Baker T, et. al. (Eds), MIC 96, New Developments in Metallogenic Research, The McArthur-Mt Isa-Cloncurry Minerals Province EGRU Contribution 55 (Townsville, Qld) pp 139-142

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