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Peechelba wavellite occurrence (Killawarra; Boweya), Warby Ranges, Rural City of Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 12' 44'' South , 146° 10' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -36.21222,146.17222
GeoHash:G#: r1xcypz2e
Locality type:Occurrence
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Wavellite is exposed in a series of trenches on a lightly timbered low ridge located approx. 20km NW of Wangaratta. The wavellite was first found back in the early 1890s. The phosphate deposit proved to be confined to small ferruginous fault zones, in a deeply leached sedimentary sequence low in phosphate. The wavellite does not persist at depth.
Victoria's finest wavellite specimens come from this locality.

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Description: The wavellite occurs in veins up to 15 mm thick and forms radiating yellowish green to bright green acicular crystals, often in rosettes up to 10mm in diameter, and as green botryoidal aggregates. Near the surface the wavellite is a pale yellow green and may be coated with brown limonite. Rosette specimens from deeper levels often show yellow centres with bright green terminations free of limonite.
Reference: W D Birch & D A Henry (1993), Phosphate Minerals of Victoria, The Mineralogical Society of Victoria special publication no.3 pp. 82-83.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Wavellite'8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
OOxygen
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
FFluorine
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
AlAluminium
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3188775
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Comments: Lachlan Fold Belt

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

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]

Wenlock - Llandovery
427.4 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 693873
Yalmy Group

Age: Silurian (427.4 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Yalmy Group

Description: Marine turbiditic sandstone, mudstone, mass-flow conglomerate.

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]

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

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W D Birch & D A Henry (1993) Phosphate minerals of Victoria, The Mineralogical Society of Victoria Special Publication no. 3, pp. 82-83


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