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Wilson River mineral field, Rosebery district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Wilson River mineral field- not defined -
Rosebery districtDistrict
West Coast municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 44' 31'' South , 145° 24' 9'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rosebery1,035 (2012)12.0km
Zeehan845 (2012)16.7km
Tullah196 (2014)18.3km
Waratah280 (2012)34.9km
Queenstown2,352 (2012)39.7km


An area with numerous small workings for "osmiridium", west of Rosebery. Most of this was found in shallow alluvial and residual deposits overlying the source serpentinite.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Delamerian Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Thylacine Province, Tasmania, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Auricupride
Formula: Cu3Au
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Iridium
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Nickel
Formula: Ni
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Osmium
Formula: (Os,Ir,Ru)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Osmium var: Rhodic Nevyanskite
Formula: (Os, Ir, Rh)
Reference: G. A. Albertson Data
Rhodium
Formula: (Rh,Pt)
Reference: G. A. Albertson Data Bottrill & Baker, 2008 Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Rutheniridosmine
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Ruthenium
Formula: (Ru,Ir)
Reference: G. A. Albertson Data
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Zinc
Formula: Zn
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Auricupride1.AA.10aCu3Au
Awaruite1.AE.20Ni3Fe
Iridium1.AF.10(Ir,Os,Ru)
Nickel1.AA.05Ni
Osmium1.AF.05(Os,Ir,Ru)
var: Rhodic Nevyanskite1.AF.05(Os, Ir, Rh)
Rhodium1.AF.10(Rh,Pt)
Rutheniridosmine1.AF.05(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ruthenium1.AF.05(Ru,Ir)
Zinc1.AB.05Zn
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
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
Auricupride1.1.2.1Cu3Au
Awaruite1.1.11.4Ni3Fe
Nickel1.1.11.5Ni
Zinc1.1.5.1Zn
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Iridium1.2.1.2(Ir,Os,Ru)
Osmium1.2.2.1(Os,Ir,Ru)
Rhodium1.2.1.3(Rh,Pt)
Rutheniridosmine1.2.2.3(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ruthenium1.2.2.2(Ru,Ir)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Osmium
var: Rhodic Nevyanskite
-(Os, Ir, Rh)
'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 Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
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
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S GalenaPbS
S CovelliteCuS
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe AwaruiteNi3Fe
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
NiNickel
Ni AwaruiteNi3Fe
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni NickelNi
CuCopper
Cu AuricuprideCu3Au
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn ZincZn
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
RuRuthenium
Ru Rutheniridosmine(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ru Ruthenium(Ru,Ir)
RhRhodium
Rh Rhodium(Rh,Pt)
Rh Osmium (var: Rhodic Nevyanskite)(Os, Ir, Rh)
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
OsOsmium
Os Osmium(Os,Ir,Ru)
Os Rutheniridosmine(Ir,Os,Ru)
Os Osmium (var: Rhodic Nevyanskite)(Os, Ir, Rh)
IrIridium
Ir Iridium(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ir Rutheniridosmine(Ir,Os,Ru)
Ir Osmium (var: Rhodic Nevyanskite)(Os, Ir, Rh)
AuGold
Au AuricuprideCu3Au
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3186041
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone,sandstone,slate,quartzite,conglomerate

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]

Series 2 - Terreneuvian
509 - 541 Ma



ID: 706200
ultramafic rock 69569

Age: Cambrian (509 - 541 Ma)

Description: Peridotite, serpentinite and associated rocks. Includes Beaconsfield Ultramafic Complex

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

Lithology: Igneous ultramafic; meta-igneous ultramafic

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


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