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Mammoth Mine, Mount Gordon, Gunpowder District, Mount Isa City Shire, Queensland, Australiai
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Mammoth MineMine
Mount GordonMountain
Gunpowder DistrictDistrict
Mount Isa City ShireShire
QueenslandState
AustraliaCountry

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19° 41' 54'' South , 139° 21' 56'' East
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Underground copper mine.

Copper oxide mineralisation was first discovered in the district at Mt Oxide in 1882, followed by the discovery of the Mammoth deposit by two Afghan cameleers, the Shah brothers in 1923. They worked the deposit as a small open cut from 1927. Between 1948 and 1969 the deposit was worked as a small-scale underground operation by Italo Foschi, who sank two shafts with three sub-levels. VAM Ltd, Consolidated Goldfields and Adelaide Brighton produced copper in concentrate and copper cathode from the Mammoth deposit between 1969 and 1995. Aberfoyle purchased the operation in 1995 and delineated the Esperanza deposit before being acquired by Western Metals Limited (“Western Metals”) in 1998, which commissioned the ferric leach plant that year to treat Esperanza ores. The Mammoth underground mine was reopened in late 2002.

Aditya Birla Minerals acquired the operations in November 2003 from receivers appointed for Western Metals.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Keith F Compton collection
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Rob Lavinsky; Econ Geol (1991) 86:278-301
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1991) 86:278-301
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Econ Geol (1991) 86:278-301
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Econ Geol (1991) 86:278-301
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1991) 86:278-301
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1991) 86:278-301

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S DigeniteCu9S5
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2

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