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Sylvester mine, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Sylvester mineMine (Abandoned)
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):
Locality type:
Mine (Abandoned) - last checked 2020
Age:
Up to 0 Ma
Geologic Time:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Zeehan845 (2012)3.6km
Rosebery1,035 (2012)23.5km
West Strahan637 (2014)29.7km
Strahan637 (2012)29.7km
Queenstown2,352 (2012)30.7km


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 (in the Pyromorphite lode).
The lodes were siderite-Pb-Zn-Fe-sulphide veins, but the nearby Sylvester skarn is possibly related, containing some Pb-Zn sulphides also.

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Chlorargyrite var. Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Matlockite ?
Formula: PbFCl
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Pyromorphite ?
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Van King
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.

Gallery:

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
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite ?8.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
Pyromorphite ?41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, 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 LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
FFluorine
F MatlockitePbFCl
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S UllmanniteNiSbS
S AnglesitePbSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl Chlorargyrite var. Bromian ChlorargyriteAg(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 ChlorargyriteAg(Cl,Br)
AgSilver
Ag Chlorargyrite var. Bromian ChlorargyriteAg(Cl,Br)
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
SbAntimony
Sb UllmanniteNiSbS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb MatlockitePbFCl
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

References

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

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