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Slaughteryard face, Mount Bischoff mine (Mt Bischoff mine), Waratah, Waratah district, Waratah-Wynyard municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
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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):
Köppen climate type:
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

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Bavenite
Formula: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill and Baker, 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
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, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
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, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: R Bottrill & A Tuma collections
Sellaite
Formula: MgF2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
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(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: crocoite.com

Gallery:

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(Si6O18)(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(Si6O18)(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(Si6O18)(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(Si6O18)(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 SellaiteMgF2
F FluoriteCaF2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na Luinaite-(OH)Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg SellaiteMgF2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg FerroaluminoceladoniteK(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
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 TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
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 FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K FerroaluminoceladoniteK(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca BaveniteCa4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
FeIron
Fe FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe FerroaluminoceladoniteK(Fe2+,Mg)(Al,Fe3+)(Si4O10)(OH)2
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
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 FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
PbLead
Pb FranckeiteFe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn24+Sb2S14
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
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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