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Mount Morgan Mine, Mount Morgan, Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 23° 38' 32'' South , 150° 22' 31'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -23.64249,150.37543
GeoHash:G#: r7fctbh03
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Walterhall267 (2018)1.9km
Stanwell515 (2011)18.7km
Westwood251 (2013)21.8km
West Rockhampton1,457 (2015)31.2km
Rockhampton61,724 (2017)32.0km


A gold mine started 1882 & closed before 1926 produced 199,000 kg of
gold and 295,900 tonnes of copper metal. Located in central Queensland. Owned by Peko & Australian Anglo-American Gold.


Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
New England Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Calliope Province, New England Orogen, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


39 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aluminite
Formula: Al2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records; Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records; Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20; Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records; Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20; Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records; Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (1937): 12:171; Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, Volume I, 834pp.: 93.; Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20; Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records; Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records; Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records; Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records; Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20; Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records; Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20; Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Tellurobismuthite
Formula: Bi2Te3
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20; Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: qld Dept of mines- mines records; Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Calaverite2.EA.10AuTe2
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Coloradoite2.CB.05aHgTe
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
Tellurobismuthite2.DC.05Bi2Te3
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Aluminite7.DC.05Al2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Coloradoite2.8.2.5HgTe
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Tellurobismuthite2.11.7.2Bi2Te3
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Calaverite2.12.13.2AuTe2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Aluminite31.7.4.1Al2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H AluminiteAl2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O CalciteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AluminiteAl2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O RutileTiO2
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AluminiteAl2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
S AluminiteAl2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S DigeniteCu9S5
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S CovelliteCuS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
KPotassium
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
TeTellurium
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Te TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
HgMercury
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi TellurobismuthiteBi2Te3
Bi BismuthBi

Regional Geology

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Carboniferous - Devonian
298.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186016
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Chert,phyllite,sandstone,shale,limestone,siltstone,schist

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]

Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 917030
Mount Hoopbound Formation

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mount Hoopbound Formation

Description: Granule to boulder andesitic to dacitic volcaniclastic breccia and conglomerate, locally fossiliferous; lithic to feldspatholithic sandstone, porphyritic andesite, lapilli to ash tuff, tuffaceous sandstone; minor ignimbrite

Comments: igneous felsic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic volcanic

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]

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Metal Mining Mining Geology, A.I.M.E. (1937): 305.
Rocks & Minerals (1937): 12:171.
Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged, Volume I, 834pp.: 93.
Taube, A. (1986). The Mount Morgan gold-copper mine and environment, Queensland; a volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit associated with penecontemporaneous faulting. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1322-1340.
Arnold, G. O., & Sillitoe, R. H. (1989). Mount Morgan gold-copper deposit, Queensland, Australia; evidence for an intrusion-related replacement origin. Economic Geology, 84(7), 1805-1816.
Messenger, P. R., Golding, S. D., & Taube, A. (1997). Volcanic setting of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, central Queensland: implications for ore genesis. Geological Society of Australia Special Publication, 19, 109-127.
Lawrence, L.J. (2000) Mineral History of the Mount Morgan Copper-Gold Deposit, Queensland. The Royal Society of New South Wales 133:17-20
Ulrich, T., Golding, S. D., Kamber, B. S., Zaw, K., & Taube, A. (2003). Different mineralization styles in a volcanic-hosted ore deposit: the fluid and isotopic signatures of the Mt Morgan Au–Cu deposit, Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 22(1-2), 61-90.


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