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Radium Creek (Median Section), Mt Painter area, Arkaroola Region (Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary; Arkaroola Station) , North Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australiai
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Radium Creek (Median Section)Creek
Mt Painter area- not defined -
Arkaroola Region (Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary; Arkaroola Station) Region
North Flinders Ranges- not defined -
Flinders RangesMining Region
South AustraliaState
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30° 14' 52'' South , 139° 20' 33'' East
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A creek located approximately 2km SW of Mt Painter. Radium Creek contains the so-called Sphene Lode or Sacred Lode, considered the most notable locality for titanite in South Australia. It consists of a 1 metre wide vein of dark-green cleavable hornblende containing sharp crystals of clove-brown titanite to 50cm across in gneissic country rock.

Mawson (1923) referred to the location as Sphene Creek, and writes "a very coarse-grained, basic pegmatite outcropping about one mile south of Mount Gee in the small creek (Sphene Creek) leading therefrom to Bolla-Bollana Creek. This pegmatite is constituted of coarse uralitic hornblende and clove-brown sphene, the individuals in each case often reaching 6 inches and more in length. Such a rock would appear to represent the pegmatite of a dioritic or gabbroic magma".

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7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Elburg et al. 2003, Australian J of Earth Sc. 50,611-631
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Elburg et al. 2003, Australian J of Earth Sc. 50,611-631
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Elburg et al. 2003, Australian J of Earth Sc. 50,611-631
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Elburg et al. 2003, Australian J of Earth Sc. 50,611-631
'Hornblende'
Reference: Noble, R.J., Just, J., Johnson, J.E. (1983) Catalogue of South Australian Minerals: 1983. Govt. Printer, South Australia, 248pp.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Elburg et al. 2003, Australian J of Earth Sc. 50,611-631
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Elburg et al. 2003, Australian J of Earth Sc. 50,611-631
Wakefieldite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(VO4)
Reference: Bakker RJ (2006), Contrib Mineral Petrol152, 541-569

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Wakefieldite-(Ce)8.AD.35Ce(VO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Wakefieldite-(Ce)38.4.11.4Ce(VO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O CalciteCaCO3
O Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SiSilicon
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
CaCalcium
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
VVanadium
V Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)
FeIron
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CeCerium
Ce Wakefieldite-(Ce)Ce(VO4)

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Mawson, D. (1923) Igneous rocks of the Mount Painter Belt. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia. Vol.48, pg. 376-387.

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