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Sylvester mine, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Sylvester mineMine
Zeehan mineral field- not defined -
Zeehan districtDistrict
West Coast municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 53' 8'' South , 145° 17' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.88569,145.29259
GeoHash:G#: r0x3dnyy4
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


A long-abandoned underground Pb-Ag mine near Zeehan. Reported as the source for some good pyromorphites and hinsdalite, but these most probably come from the Zeehan Queen workings to the north (Pyromorphite lode).
The lodes were siderite-sulphide veins, but the Sylvester skarn is possibly related.

Regions containing this locality

Delamerian Orogen, Australia

Orogen - 963 mineral species & varietal names listed

Thylacine Province, Tasmania, Australia

Geologic Province - 679 mineral species & varietal names listed

Avebury Nickel Metallogenic Province, Tasmania, Australia

Geologic Province - 148 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Chlorargyrite var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Matlockite ?
Formula: PbFCl
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Van King
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Ullmannite2.EB.25NiSbS
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite3.AA.15Ag(Cl,Br)
Matlockite ?3.DC.25PbFCl
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Ullmannite2.12.3.3NiSbS
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
AX2
Matlockite ?9.2.11.1PbFCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
-Ag(Cl,Br)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
FFluorine
F MatlockitePbFCl
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S SphaleriteZnS
S UllmanniteNiSbS
ClChlorine
Cl Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl MatlockitePbFCl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
NiNickel
Ni UllmanniteNiSbS
CuCopper
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BrBromine
Br Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
AgSilver
Ag Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
SbAntimony
Sb UllmanniteNiSbS
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MatlockitePbFCl
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

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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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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 701226
Oonah Formation and correlates

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Oonah Formation

Description: Quartzwacke turbidite, dolomitic in same areas; some basalt; includes Burnie Formation

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic

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

References

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Bottrill, R.S. and W E Baker (2008) Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania.


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