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Cattle Grid deposit (Cattlegrid; ML5599), Mount Gunson Copper mines (Pernatty Lagoon - Mount Gunson Cu Deposits), Pernatty Lagoon, Stuart Shelf, South Australia, Australiai
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Cattle Grid deposit (Cattlegrid; ML5599)Deposit
Mount Gunson Copper mines (Pernatty Lagoon - Mount Gunson Cu Deposits)Group of Mines
Pernatty LagoonLagoon
Stuart Shelf- not defined -
South AustraliaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 26' 38'' South , 137° 8' 50'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -31.44389,137.14722
GeoHash:G#: r43t0ggd1
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Woomera293 (2013)40.4km


A non-operating copper-silver-cobalt mine adjacent to Pernatty Lagoon, a salt lake, about 40km SE of Woomera. Cattle Grid was found in 1971, cocealed by Due sand, and is by far the largest deposit in the Mt Gunson field. Cattle Grid deposit yielded 7.2 Mt @ 1.9% Cu and more than 8 g/t silver for a total of 137,000 tonnes of contained copper between 1974 – 1986.

The Cattlegrid deposit was sporadically re-mined based on bulk mining from open cuts with lower ore grades. Previouly owned by Mount Gunson Mines Pty, presently under a mining lease by Salisbury Resources Ltd. Salisbury’s Main Exploration Target is 11-12 million tonnes @ 1-1.5 % copper and 5-10 g/t silver with additional cobalt credits from the prospective zone of the un-mined Cattle Grid Breccia north of the existing pit.

Mount Gunson is located on flat-lying Precambrian platform sediments overlaying the Gawler Craton horst/graben crystalline basement within the Olympic Dam Copper-Gold Province, a generally North trending feature which hosts a number of significant copper-gold mines.

The sediments host gently dipping lenticular orebodies of copper sulphide mineralisation with plan dimensions measured in kilometers or fractions thereof, and thicknesses varying from about 3-10m. Their depths vary from 10s of m to up to 400m deep. The orebodies display a marked ore gradation highest in the upper section. This upper zone can include a brecciated carbonate-rich sandstone within a carbonate-rich mudstone host. As of 2013, two of the shallower deposits (the MG14 and Windabout) have been exploited by open pit methods.

Shale-hosted orebodies within the Tapley Hill Formation are much finer grained and not necessarily breccia hosted. Minerals include chalcocite, bornite, chalcopyrite, covellite, and carrolite.

Sandstone-hosted orebodies of the Pandurra Formation (a 1km pre-Adelaidean fluviatile sandstone unit are similar, but tend to exclude cobalt and silver.

More regionally, atacamite has been noted at the surface and has been ascribed to the salinated surface environment.

Crystalline gypsum veining is common within Quaternary sand spreads.

For the copper sulphides, flotation recovery is poor at marketable grade but leaching of low-grade concentrates has shown some promise. For that reason, the now-defunct Cattlegrid and Main Open Cut pits use in-pit heap leaching and cementation. In addition, recovery of metallic copper, cobalt and silver at the mine site is being explored via a solvent extraction-electrowin process.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Gawler Craton, South Australia, AustraliaCraton
Cariewerloo Basin, South Australia, AustraliaBasin

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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


36 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Emplectite
Formula: CuBiS2
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Eriochalcite
Formula: CuCl2 · 2H2O
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Glaucodot
Formula: (Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Pring, A., Elliot, P. (1987) Sideronatrite: first recorded occurrences in Australia. Australian Mineralogist, Vol. 2, No. 2, pg. 3-6.
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Reference: Hall, P. (1987) What's new in minerals. Australian Mineralogist, Vol. 2, No. 2, pg. 34.
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Nukundamite
Formula: Cu3.4Fe0.6S4
Reference: J F Carpenter specimen; J F Carpenter specimen
Paratacamite
Formula: Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Sideronatrite
Formula: Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: Pring, A., Elliot, P. (1987) Sideronatrite: first recorded occurrences in Australia. Australian Mineralogist, Vol. 2, No. 2, pg. 3-6.
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Wittichenite
Formula: Cu3BiS3
Reference: [MinRec 14:50, 15:110]; & Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; [MinRec 14:50, 15:110]; & Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals:1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.; Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: John Haupt specimen in M Day collection; John Haupt specimen in M Day collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Emplectite2.HA.05CuBiS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Glaucodot2.EB.10c(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Linnaeite2.DA.05Co2+Co3+2S4
Nukundamite2.CA.10Cu3.4Fe0.6S4
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Siegenite2.DA.05CoNi2S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Wittichenite2.GA.20Cu3BiS3
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Eriochalcite3.BB.05CuCl2 · 2H2O
Iodargyrite3.AA.10AgI
Paratacamite3.DA.10cCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Sideronatrite7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

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
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Nukundamite2.9.15.1Cu3.4Fe0.6S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Linnaeite2.10.1.1Co2+Co3+2S4
Siegenite2.10.1.6CoNi2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Glaucodot2.12.6.1(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Wittichenite3.4.8.1Cu3BiS3
ø = 2
Emplectite3.7.5.2CuBiS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Iodargyrite9.1.5.1AgI
AX2
Eriochalcite9.2.8.1CuCl2 · 2H2O
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Paratacamite10.1.2.1Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Sideronatrite31.8.3.1Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
H SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
O TenoriteCuO
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
O SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
NaSodium
Na SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S WitticheniteCu3BiS3
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S SphaleriteZnS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S CovelliteCuS
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S DigeniteCu9S5
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S EmplectiteCuBiS2
S GalenaPbS
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
S SiegeniteCoNi2S4
S Glaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
S PyriteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S NukundamiteCu3.4Fe0.6S4
S SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Cl EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe Glaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe NukundamiteCu3.4Fe0.6S4
Fe SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Co LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
Co SiegeniteCoNi2S4
Co Glaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Ni SiegeniteCoNi2S4
CuCopper
Cu WitticheniteCu3BiS3
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu EmplectiteCuBiS2
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu NukundamiteCu3.4Fe0.6S4
Cu EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
ZnZinc
Zn ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As Glaucodot(Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag IodargyriteAgI
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
IIodine
I IodargyriteAgI
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BiBismuth
Bi WitticheniteCu3BiS3
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
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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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Quaternary - Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 695882
dunes 38496

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Description: Dunes, sandplain with dunes and swales; may include numerous interdune claypans; may be locally gypsiferous

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3186197
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Adelaide Fold Belt

Lithology: Sandstone,shale,limestone,siltstone,tillite,dolomite

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]

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References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
SARIG Mineral Deposit Information, Site No:374507, Deposit No:3088
SARIG Mineral Deposit Information, Site No:1202273, Deposit No:3051
Gee, L.C.E. & Brown, H.Y.L., (1908), Record of The Mines of South Australia, 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Mining Annual Review (1985): 56, 365, 373.
Gee, L.C.E. & Brown, H.Y.L., (1908), Record of The Mines of South Australia, 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.

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