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Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 53' 15'' South , 145° 20' 16'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.88752,145.33795
GeoHash:G#: r0x3enxge
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


The small town of Zeehan is the centre of this old mining district.
It was the third largest town in Tasmania in the 1890's, during the silver rush. The mines were mostly worked for silver and lead, but there were some for zinc, iron and tin; there were hundreds of mines and prospects, mostly relatively small and were worked for shallow but silver-rich gossans; most are now abandoned.

A visit to the mineral and mining collections in the 'West Coast Pioneers' Museum' is recommended.
Its is also locally famous for a Mineral and Gem show every November, where local prospectors and miners usually bring a few treasures out to show..

"The main production of the field came from fissure lodes of lead-silver mineralization. The mineralized fissure veins vary in composition with distance from the granite. Both and Williams (op.cit.) defined four progressive zones:
(i) Cassiterite Zone
(ii) Pyritic Zone
(iii) Sidero-pyritic Zone
(iv) Sideritic Zone
The high sulphosalt ores are generally confined to the sidero-pyritic zone. There is also a marked zoning in the Fe and Mn contents of sphalerite corresponding to temperature gradients of the granite stock."
Besley, 1971

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68 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
'Apatite'
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Baileychlore
Formula: (Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
'Bitumen'
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Chlorargyrite var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Conglomerate'
Crocoite
Formula: PbCrO4
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
'Dolostone'
Evansite
Formula: Al3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
Fraipontite
Formula: (Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Franklinite
Formula: Zn2+Fe3+2O4
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Gunningite
Formula: ZnSO4 · H2O
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hauchecornite
Formula: Ni9BiSbS8
Hendricksite
Formula: K(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Hinsdalite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Hulsite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg)2(Fe3+,Sn)(BO3)O2
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kegelite
Formula: Pb8Al4(Si8O20)(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8
Lead
Formula: Pb
'commodity:Lead'
Formula: Pb
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Limestone'
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
'Orthoquartzite'
'Peat'
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Pyrostilpnite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
'Sandstone'
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: R Bottrill collection
Segnitite
Formula: PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: R Bottrill collection
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Shale'
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Siltstone'
Silver
Formula: Ag
'commodity:Silver'
Formula: Ag
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Skarn'
'Slag'
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Szaibélyite
Formula: MgBO2(OH)
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Tochilinite
Formula: Fe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Lead1.AA.05Pb
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Boulangerite'2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
'Bournonite'2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Hauchecornite2.BB.10Ni9BiSbS8
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Maucherite2.AB.15Ni11As8
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Pyrargyrite2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrostilpnite2.GA.10Ag3SbS3
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Tochilinite2.FD.35Fe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Ullmannite2.EB.25NiSbS
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite3.AA.15Ag(Cl,Br)
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Franklinite4.BB.05Zn2+Fe3+2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 6 - Borates
Hulsite6.AB.45(Fe2+,Mg)2(Fe3+,Sn)(BO3)O2
Szaibélyite6.BA.15MgBO2(OH)
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
'Brochantite'7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Crocoite7.FA.20PbCrO4
Gunningite7.CB.05ZnSO4 · H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Posnjakite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Adamite'8.BB.30Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
'Annabergite'8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
'Beudantite'8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Evansite8.DF.10Al3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
Hinsdalite8.BL.05PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Plumbogummite8.BL.10PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Segnitite8.BL.10PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Baileychlore'9.EC.55(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Fraipontite9.ED.15(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Hendricksite9.EC.20K(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kegelite9.EC.80Pb8Al4(Si8O20)(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Bitumen'-
Conglomerate-
Dolostone-
Limestone-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Orthoquartzite-
Peat-
Sandstone-
Serpentine Subgroup-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Shale-
Siltstone-
Skarn-
Slag-
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Lead1.1.1.4Pb
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Ullmannite2.12.3.3NiSbS
Hydroxysulfides and Hydrated Sulfides
Tochilinite2.14.2.1Fe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Miscellaneous
Maucherite2.16.16.1Ni11As8
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Hauchecornite3.2.5.1Ni9BiSbS8
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Pyrostilpnite3.4.2.2Ag3SbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Franklinite7.2.2.4Zn2+Fe3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 24 - ANHYDROUS BORATES
A2BO2[XO3]
Hulsite24.2.3.1(Fe2+,Mg)2(Fe3+,Sn)(BO3)O2
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Diborates
Szaibélyite25.2.1.2MgBO2(OH)
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gunningite29.6.2.5ZnSO4 · H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Posnjakite31.4.1.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Group 35 - ANHYDROUS CHROMATES
AXO4
Crocoite35.3.1.1PbCrO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Adamite41.6.6.3Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A3(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Evansite42.1.2.1Al3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Plumbogummite42.7.3.5PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Segnitite42.7.4.4PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Hinsdalite43.4.1.5PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Fraipontite71.1.2c.4(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Hendricksite71.2.2b.6K(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Baileychlore71.4.1.6(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Sheets of 6-membered rings with other anions
Kegelite71.5.1.1Pb8Al4(Si8O20)(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Bitumen'-
Chlorargyrite
var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
-Ag(Cl,Br)
'Conglomerate'-
'Dolostone'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limestone'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Orthoquartzite'-
'Peat'-
'Sandstone'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Shale'-
'Siltstone'-
'Skarn'-
'Slag'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Baileychlore(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H EvansiteAl3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
H Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
H GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HendricksiteK(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H KegelitePb8Al4(Si8O20)(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H SzaibélyiteMgBO2(OH)
H TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
BBoron
B Hulsite(Fe2+,Mg)2(Fe3+,Sn)(BO3)O2
B SzaibélyiteMgBO2(OH)
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C KegelitePb8Al4(Si8O20)(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O Baileychlore(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O CrocoitePbCrO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O EvansiteAl3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
O Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
O FrankliniteZn2+Fe23+O4
O GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HendricksiteK(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O Hulsite(Fe2+,Mg)2(Fe3+,Sn)(BO3)O2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O KegelitePb8Al4(Si8O20)(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O RutileTiO2
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O SideriteFeCO3
O SzaibélyiteMgBO2(OH)
O TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Baileychlore(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg SzaibélyiteMgBO2(OH)
Mg TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Baileychlore(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Al EvansiteAl3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
Al Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Al HendricksiteK(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al KegelitePb8Al4(Si8O20)(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Baileychlore(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Si Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Si HendricksiteK(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si KegelitePb8Al4(Si8O20)(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
PPhosphorus
P EvansiteAl3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
P HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AnglesitePbSO4
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8
S HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S KegelitePb8Al4(Si8O20)(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S StibniteSb2S3
S SulphurS8
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
S UllmanniteNiSbS
ClChlorine
Cl Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K HendricksiteK(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr CrocoitePbCrO4
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Baileychlore(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe FrankliniteZn2+Fe23+O4
Fe Hulsite(Fe2+,Mg)2(Fe3+,Sn)(BO3)O2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe TochiliniteFe2+5-6(Mg,Fe2+)5S6(OH)10
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8
Ni MaucheriteNi11As8
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni UllmanniteNiSbS
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
Zn Baileychlore(Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Zn Fraipontite(Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Zn FrankliniteZn2+Fe23+O4
Zn GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
Zn HendricksiteK(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As MaucheriteNi11As8
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As NickelineNiAs
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
BrBromine
Br Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Chlorargyrite (var: Bromian Chlorargyrite)Ag(Cl,Br)
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SbAntimony
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb PyrostilpniteAg3SbS3
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb UllmanniteNiSbS
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb CrocoitePbCrO4
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb KegelitePb8Al4(Si8O20)(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8
Pb LeadPb
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb SegnititePbFe33+AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi HauchecorniteNi9BiSbS8

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Phanerozoic : 541 ± 1.0 Ma to 0 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Cenozoic
  Quaternary
ⓘ PeatQuaternary
(0 - 2.588 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
ⓘ GalenaQuaternary
(0 - 2.588 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
ⓘ SphaleriteQuaternary
(0 - 2.588 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
ⓘ BaileychloreQuaternary
(0 - 2.588 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
ⓘ PlumbojarositeQuaternary
(0 - 2.588 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
ⓘ MagnetiteQuaternary
(0 - 2.588 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
ⓘ PyriteQuaternary
(0 - 2.588 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
ⓘ GunningiteQuaternary
(0 - 2.588 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
ⓘ KaoliniteQuaternary
(0 - 2.588 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
ⓘ SulphurQuaternary
(0 - 2.588 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
ⓘ GypsumQuaternary
(0 - 2.588 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
   
  
 Paleozoic
  Ordovician
   Late Ordovician
ⓘ Dolostone (youngest age)Late OrdovicianGrieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
   Middle Ordovician
ⓘ Dolostone (oldest age)Middle Ordovician
(443.8 - 470.0 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
   Early Ordovician
ⓘ SandstoneEarly Ordovician
(470.0 - 485.4 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
  Cambrian
ⓘ ConglomerateCambrian
(485.4 - 541 Ma)
Grieves Siding prospect, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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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Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 842096
Eldon Group and correlates

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Eldon Group

Description: Shallow marine quartz sandstone, siltstone and shale

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]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3186041
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone,sandstone,slate,quartzite,conglomerate

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]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Blissett, A.H., 1962, Tasmanian Geological Survey Explanatory Report, One Mile Geological Map Series, Sheet 50 (7914S), Zeehan.
WILLIAMS, K.L. and R.A. BOTH (1971), MINERALOGY OF THE MINES AND PROSPECTS OF THE ZEEHAN FIELD. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY RECORD No.11, TASMANIA DEPARTMENT OF MINES.
Economic Geology (1987): 82: 291-307.
Green, G. R., TR16_16_18 - Mineragraphy of the Spray Mine, Zeehan.
Bottrill, R.S. and W E Baker (2008) Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania.
Howard, Patrick, The Zeehan El Dorado a history of Zeehan.

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