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Northern Territory, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Northern TerritoryTerritory
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Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Darwin129,062 (2017)
Alice Springs25,186 (2013)
Palmerston25,000 (2011)
Katherine5,849 (2018)
McMinns Lagoon5,025 (2018)
Leanyer4,588 (2013)
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
NT
Other Languages:
French:
Territoire du Nord, Australie
German:
Nordterritorium, Australien
Italian:
Territorio del Nord, Australia
Russian:
Северная территория, Австралия
Simplified Chinese:
北領地, 澳大利亚
Spanish:
Territorio del Norte, Australia
Afrikaans:
Noordelike Gebied, Australië
Albanian:
Northern Territory, Australia
Anglo-Saxon:
Norþerne Landscipe
Arabic:
إقليم شمالي, أستراليا
Aragonese:
Territorio d'o Norte
Armenian:
Հյուսիսային տարածք
Azeri:
Şimal ərazisi
Basque:
Ipar Lurraldea
Belarusian:
Паўночная тэрыторыя, Аўстралія
Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa):
Паўночная тэрыторыя
Bengali:
উত্তরাঞ্চলীয় অঞ্চল
Bosnian:
Sjeverna teritorija
Breton:
Tiriad an Norzh
Bulgarian:
Северна територия, Австралия
Burmese:
မြောက်ဩစတြေးလျပြည်နယ်
Catalan:
Territori del Nord, Austràlia
Cebuano:
Northern Territory
Central Kurdish/Sorani:
خاکەکانی باکووری ئوسترالیا
Croatian:
Sjeverni teritorij
Czech:
Severní teritorium, Austrálie
Danish:
Northern Territory, Australien
Dutch:
Noordelijk Territorium, Australië
Esperanto:
Norda Teritorio
Estonian:
Põhjaterritoorium, Austraalia
Farsi/Persian:
قلمرو شمالی, استرالیا
Fiji Hindi:
Northern Territory
Finnish:
Pohjoisterritorio, Australia
Galician:
Territorio do Norte, Australia
Georgian:
ჩრდილოეთი ტერიტორია
Greek:
Βόρεια Επικράτεια, Αυστραλία
Gujarati:
નધર્ન રીજન
Hebrew:
הטריטוריה הצפונית, אוסטרליה
Hindi:
नॉर्थर्न टेरिटरी, ऑस्ट्रेलिया
Hungarian:
Északi terület, Ausztrália
Icelandic:
Norðursvæðið, Ástralía
Indonesian:
Wilayah Utara, Australia
Irish Gaelic:
Críoch an Tuaiscirt, An Astráil
Japanese:
ノーザンテリトリー, オーストラリア
Kannada:
ಉತ್ತರ ಪ್ರದೇಶ
Kapampangan:
Northern Territory
Korean:
노던 준주, 호주
Latin:
Territorium Septentrionale
Latvian:
Ziemeļu teritorija, Austrālija
Ligurian:
Tæritöio do Nord
Limburgian:
Nordelik Territorium
Lithuanian:
Šiaurinė Teritorija, Australija
Luxembourgish:
Nërdlechen Territoire
Macedonian:
Северна Територија, Австралија
Malay:
Wilayah Utara
Manx:
Thalloo yn Twoaie
Marathi:
नॉर्दर्न टेरिटोरी
Min Dong Chinese:
Báe̤k Liāng-tū
Minnan / Hokkien-Taiwanese:
Pak Léng-tó͘
Mongolian:
Хойд Нутаг Дэвсгэр
Norfolk:
Northan Teritrii
Norwegian:
Nordterritoriet, Australia
Norwegian (Nynorsk):
Nordterritoriet
Occitan:
Territòri del Nòrd
Ossetian:
Цæгат территори
Polish:
Terytorium Północne, Australia
Portuguese:
Território do Norte, Austrália
Punjabi:
ਉੱਤਰੀ ਰਾਜਖੇਤਰ
Romanian:
Teritoriul de Nord, Australia
Romansh:
Territori dal Nord
Samoan:
Teritori i Matu
Saterland Frisian:
Northern Territory
Scots:
Northren Territory
Scottish Gaelic:
Roinn-a-Tuath
Serbian:
Северна територија, Аустралија
Serbo-Croatian:
Sjeverna teritorija
Sinhalese:
උතුරු භූමිය
Slovak:
Severné teritórium, Austrália
Slovenian:
Severno ozemlje, Avstralija
South Azerbaijani:
قوزئی اوسترالیا
Swahili:
Northern Territory, Australia
Swedish:
Northern Territory, Australien
Tagalog:
Hilagang Teritoryo, Australya
Tamil:
வட ஆட்புலம்
Telugu:
ఉత్తర టెరిటరీ
Thai:
นอร์เทิร์นเทร์ริทอรี, ออสเตรเลีย
Traditional Chinese:
北領地
Turkish:
Kuzey Toprakları, Avustralya
Ukrainian:
Північна територія, Австралія
Urdu:
شمالی علاقہ
Venetian:
Northern Territory
Vietnamese:
Lãnh thổ Bắc, Úc
Waray:
Amihanan nga Teritoryo
Welsh:
Tiriogaeth y Gogledd, Awstralia
West Frisian:
Noardlik Territoarium
Western Punjabi:
اتلا تھاں
Wu Chinese:
北领地
Yakut:
Аустралия хотугу территорията


The Northern Territory is divided into 17 local government areas, including 11 shires and five municipalities.

The local government areas (LGAs) of the Northern Territory, Australia are the areas for which particular Local Government authorities, generally known as "Councils" have the responsibility to provide local government services. Local Governments in the Northern Territory dates back to the start of the twentieth century.

As of 1 January 2014, there are three classifications of local government in the Northern Territory:
- Municipalities (predominantly inner-city suburban areas and smaller rural towns)
- Shires (outer suburban areas)
- Regions

From 1 January 2014, 8 of the Shires were reclassified as Regions (Barkly, Central Desert, East Arnhem, MacDonnell, Roper Gulf, Tiwi Islands, Victoria Daly and West Arnhem. Accordingly the term region, in the Northern Territory, should only refer to one of these.

Furthermore, there are five unincorporated areas that do not belong on any local government area, being Aboriginal land councils which are areas of Aboriginal self-governance.

The Geo-coordinates are for the Darwin Post Office.

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312 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Robertson, W.A. (1959) Jervois Range Copper-Lead Deposit, Northern Territory, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth of Australia, Records 1959/103 (unpublished).
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Anorthite var: Bytownite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: Hudson, D. R., Wilson, A.F. (1966): A new occurrence of sapphirine and related anthophyllite from Central Australia. Geological Magazine 103, 293-298.
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Thompson, D. (ed) (1986) A Guide to Fossicking in the Northern Territory. Northern Territory Geological Survey, Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy, 2nd ed., 73p.
Antimony
Formula: Sb
Reference: http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/9165/...and Carville et all, Coronation Hill Gold-Platinum-Palladium Depoists, Geology of Mineral Deposits of Australia and PNG (1990) AustIMM mono 14 vol 1 pp 759-762.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: No reference listed
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 30 localities in this region.
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Currie, K.L., Knutson, J., Temby, P.A. (1992) The Mud Tank carbonatite complex, central Australia - an example of metasomatism at mid-crustal levels. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Vol. 109 (3), pp.326-339.
Arsenoflorencite-(Ce)
Formula: CeAl3(AsO4)2(OH)6
Reference: E. H. Nickel & J. E. Temperly: Mineralogical Magazine 51:605-609 (1987)
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
'Asbestos'
Reference: Shaw, R.D. (1970) Geology and copper deposits of the Pinnacles Bore Area, Strangways Range, Northern Territory. Department of National Development, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Record 1970/115.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
'Axinite Group'
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 62 localities in this region.
Barylite
Formula: Be2Ba(Si2O7)
Reference: Lohan, A. J. (1990) Final Report EL 4457 Eva Valley. Open File Report for NT Department of Mines and Energy CR90/442A.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
'Bastnäsite'
Reference: http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA8817.pdf, http://www.arafuraresources.com.au/nol_geo.html
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 34 localities in this region.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Beryl var: Heliodor
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: NT MInes + personal collecting
Berzelianite
Formula: Cu2Se
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: No reference listed
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Localities: Reported from at least 114 localities in this region.
Birnessite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Reference: Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 58; Econ Geol (1981) 76:556-567
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Böhmite
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: www.smenet.org/opaque-ore/ix_d49_3.htm.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 58 localities in this region.
Boromullite (TL)
Formula: Al9BSi2O19
Type Locality:
Reference: IMA website; Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: C J Sullivan and R S Matheson (1952) Uranium-Copper Deposits Rum Jungle Australia. BMR report No. 1952/92
Brannerite
Formula: UTi2O6
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Reference: Econ Geol (1981) 76:556-567
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Reference: www.smenet.org/opaque-o