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Gidginbung Mine (Paragon Gold Mine; Temora Gold Mine), Temora, Bland Co., New South Wales, Australiai
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Gidginbung Mine (Paragon Gold Mine; Temora Gold Mine)Mine
Temora- not defined -
Bland Co.County
New South WalesState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 19' 32'' South , 147° 27' 29'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -34.32580,147.45820
GeoHash:G#: r3buerpv9
Locality type:Mine
Deposit first discovered:1983
Age:427.4 ± 0.5 to 423.0 ± 2.3 Ma
Geologic Time:Ludlow
Reference for age:Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Reefton132 (2018)9.2km
Pucawan184 (2014)14.0km
Combaning211 (2018)27.1km
Grogan125 (2018)31.4km
Mirrool211 (2018)37.5km


Au-Cu deposit similar to the Peak Hill Mine.
Located about 170 kms SSW of Parkes.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Central NSW - Omeo Province, Lachlan 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


17 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
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 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S CovelliteCuS
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu CovelliteCuS
AsArsenic
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag SilverAg
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Early Silurian - Cambrian
427.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3185333
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (427.4 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Lachlan Fold Belt

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Llandovery - Katian
433.4 - 453 Ma



ID: 813818
Gidginbung Volcanics

Age: Paleozoic (433.4 - 453 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gidginbung Volcanics

Description: Andesite, trachyandesite, volcanic chert, breccia, ?dacite.

Comments: igneous intermediate volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous intermediate 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

References

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Squire, R.J., Herrmann, W., Pape, D., Chalmers, D.I. (2007) Evolution of the Peak Hill high-sulfidation epithermal Au-Cu deposit, eastern Australia. Mineralium Deposita, Vol. 42, No.5, 489-503.
Wilde, A.R. (1988) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Eastern Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, Record 1989/30, 81 pages plus appendices.


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