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Bald Hill osmiridium field, Heazlewood district, Waratah-Wynyard municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
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Bald Hill osmiridium field- not defined -
Heazlewood districtDistrict
Waratah-Wynyard municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 27' 14'' South , 145° 19' 49'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Waratah280 (2012)16.9km
Tullah196 (2014)39.3km
Rosebery1,035 (2012)40.1km
Henrietta168 (2014)41.3km
Yolla197 (2014)47.4km


A district where locally abundant "osmiridium" was mined in the early 1900's, mostly from numerous shallow alluvial and eluvial deposits associated with early Cambrian serpentinised ultramafic rocks. It is now very scarce and the hard rock source rocks are poorly tested.

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7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: R Bottrill collection
Iridium
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Iridium var: Osmiridium
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Osmium
Formula: (Os,Ir,Ru)
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Osmium var: Iridosmine
Formula: (Os,Ir)
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Rutheniridosmine
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Iridium1.AF.10(Ir,Os,Ru)
var: Osmiridium1.AF.10(Ir,Os,Ru)
Osmium1.AF.05(Os,Ir,Ru)
var: Iridosmine1.AF.05(Os,Ir)
Rutheniridosmine1.AF.05(Ir,Os,Ru)
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Magnesiochromite4.BB.05MgCr2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Iridium1.2.1.2(Ir,Os,Ru)
Osmium1.2.2.1(Os,Ir,Ru)
Rutheniridosmine1.2.2.3(Ir,Os,Ru)
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnesiochromite7.2.3.1MgCr2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Iridium
var: Osmiridium
-(Ir,Os,Ru)
Osmium
var: Iridosmine
-(Os,Ir)
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
O CorundumAl2O3
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
MgMagnesium
Mg MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
RuRuthenium
Ru Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ru Rutheniridosmine(Ir,Os,Ru)
OsOsmium
Os Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
Os Osmium (var: Iridosmine)(Os,Ir)
Os Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
Os Rutheniridosmine(Ir,Os,Ru)
IrIridium
Ir Iridium (var: Osmiridium)(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ir Osmium (var: Iridosmine)(Os,Ir)
Ir Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ir Rutheniridosmine(Ir,Os,Ru)
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.

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