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Miltalie Silver Mine (Miltalie Mine), Cowell, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Miltalie Silver Mine (Miltalie Mine)Mine
Cowell- not defined -
Eyre PeninsulaPeninsula
South AustraliaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 34' 7'' South , 136° 46' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Miltalie133 (2018)5.5km
Cowell882 (2012)18.4km
Port Gibbon182 (2011)25.5km
Cleve1,015 (2013)29.5km
Arno Bay431 (2013)41.6km


Miltalie Silver Mine was developed in ~1890 on Cu-Ag-Pb-Zn mineralisation with anomalous As-Ti. The mine was worked again from 1910-14. No production records were apparent. The State Government drilled 3 diamond holes in 1915-16, but none of the holes penetrated either the calc-silicate host, nor the lode formations. The orebody was described as comprising galena, azurite, malachite, and cerussite, with trace silver. Company sampling identified highly anomalous zinc (best to 3.95%), also trace gold.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Gawler Craton, South Australia, AustraliaCraton

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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


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 7226
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Record of mines (1980), Summary card No:57, Whyalla S 5308
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Record of mines (1980), Summary card No:57, Whyalla S 5308
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 7226
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 7226
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Record of mines (1980), Summary card No:57, Whyalla S 5308
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Record of mines (1980), Summary card No:57, Whyalla S 5308
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Record of mines (1980), Summary card No:57, Whyalla S 5308
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 7226
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 7226
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 7226
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Record of mines (1980), Summary card No:57, Whyalla S 5308
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 7226
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 7226

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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 AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C GraphiteC
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O SideriteFeCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S AcanthiteAg2S
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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Record of mines (1980), Summary card No:57, Whyalla S 5308
SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 7226

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