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Pioneer tin field, Dorset municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
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Pioneer tin fieldMining District
Dorset municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 5' 3'' South , 147° 55' 39'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.08427,147.92756
GeoHash:G#: r29nq0vdc
Locality type:Mining District
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


The Pioneer district, centred on the a town of Pioneer, was a major producer of tin (cassiterite) in alluvial deposits along the Ringarooma River. Good specimens of sapphire, spinel and zircon also occur in the deposits.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Melbourne-Mathinna Zone, Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaZone (Tectonic)

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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


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Corundum
var: Sapphire
-Al2O3

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O CassiteriteSnO2
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O CorundumAl2O3
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al CorundumAl2O3
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

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Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey


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