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Slaughteryard face, Mount Bischoff mine (Mt Bischoff mine), Waratah, Waratah district, Waratah-Wynyard municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Slaughteryard face- not defined -
Mount Bischoff mine (Mt Bischoff mine)Mine
Waratah- not defined -
Waratah districtDistrict
Waratah-Wynyard municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 25' 46'' South , 145° 31' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.42947,145.52303
GeoHash:G#: r0xkr3yxu
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Waratah280 (2012)1.8km
Henrietta168 (2014)30.1km
Tullah196 (2014)34.6km
Highclere458 (2014)34.7km
Yolla197 (2014)36.1km


One of several named open-cut workings in the Mt Bischoff mine.
It is notable for a well-developed vein containing fine crystals of fluorite and magnesite.
Host Rock Ages Devonian, Neoproterozoic
Mineralisation Ages Devonian
Form Replacement, Residual, Vein (single, sheet, saddle)
Rock Type dolostone, porphyry, quartz-feldspar, pyroxenite, quartzite, sandstone, slate
Commodities Tin
Gangue Fluorite, Limonite, Pyrite, Silica, Sulphur, Talc

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

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Bavenite
Formula: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill and Baker, 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: R Bottrill & A Tuma collections
Ferroaluminoceladonite
Formula: K(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: R Bottrill & A Tuma collections
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Franckeite
Formula: Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Reference: R Bottrill & A Tuma collections
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: R Bottrill & A Tuma collections
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: R Bottrill & A Tuma collections
Luinaite-(OH)
Formula: Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: R Bottrill & A Tuma collections
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: R Bottrill & A Tuma collections
Sellaite
Formula: MgF2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: R Bottrill & A Tuma collections
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: R Bottrill & A Tuma collections
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: crocoite.com

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Franckeite2.HF.25bFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Sellaite3.AB.15MgF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Bavenite9.DF.25Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Ferroaluminoceladonite9.EC.15K(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
Luinaite-(OH)9.CK.05Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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 = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Franckeite3.1.4.2Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Sellaite9.2.2.1MgF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Luinaite-(OH)61.3.7.Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 70 - INOSILICATES Column or Tube Structures
Column or Tube Structures with chains linked by Be
Bavenite70.5.3.1Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Ferroaluminoceladonite-K(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H FerroaluminoceladoniteK(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O FerroaluminoceladoniteK(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F SellaiteMgF2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg SellaiteMgF2
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al FerroaluminoceladoniteK(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si FerroaluminoceladoniteK(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
KPotassium
K FerroaluminoceladoniteK(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe FerroaluminoceladoniteK(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Fe Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SnTin
Sn FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
SbAntimony
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
PbLead
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14

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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Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 3191514
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Comments: East Australia Cainozoic Volcanic Belt

Lithology: Mafic volcanic 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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 857119
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 & Baker, 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania.
MRT Document GSB34: The Mount Bischoff Tin Field
MRT Document GSB54: A century of tin mining at Mount Bischoff, 1871-1971


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