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West Head, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Victoria, Australiai
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West Head- not defined -
Mornington Peninsula ShireShire
VictoriaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 29' 8'' South , 145° 1' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Shoreham434 (2015)6.8km
Point Leo159 (2015)8.6km
Main Ridge469 (2015)11.0km
Cape Schanck362 (2015)11.5km
Merricks Beach144 (2015)11.7km


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Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Melbourne-Mathinna Zone, Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaZone (Tectonic)
Selwyn Province, Victoria, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
'Chabazite'
Chabazite-Na
Formula: (Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Reference: Birch (1989) Zeolites of Victoria, p 93
'Ferro-kaersutite'
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Gmelinite-Na
Formula: Na4(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Kaersutite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Reference: Museum Victoria Mineralogy Collection
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
'Phillipsite'
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chabazite-Na9.GD.10(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
'Ferro-kaersutite'9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Gmelinite-Na9.GD.05Na4(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Kaersutite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chabazite'-
'Phillipsite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Hydroxylapatite41.8.1.3Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Kaersutite66.1.3a.18{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Albite
var: Oligoclase
-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chabazite'-
Chabazite-Na-(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
'Ferro-kaersutite'-{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Gmelinite-Na-Na4(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
'Phillipsite'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Gmelinite-NaNa4(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O Ferro-kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe32+AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
O HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Gmelinite-NaNa4(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
O Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na Ferro-kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe32+AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Gmelinite-NaNa4(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Na Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Ferro-kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe32+AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Gmelinite-NaNa4(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Ferro-kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe32+AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Gmelinite-NaNa4(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Si Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
PPhosphorus
P HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Ferro-kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe32+AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Ca HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
TiTitanium
Ti Ferro-kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe32+AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Ti Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
FeIron
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Ferro-kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe32+AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3192397
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

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]

Eocene
33.9 - 56 Ma



ID: 696540
Mornington Volcanic Group

Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mornington Volcanic Group

Description: Includes alkali olivine basalt, basanite, nepheline hawaiite and nepheline mugearite; minor shallow intrusives, pyroclastics and interbedded sediments.

Comments: igneous mafic volcanic; igneous foid-bearing volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous mafic volcanic; igneous foid-bearing 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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