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Radium Hill mine (Smith's Carnotite Mine; Radium Hill), Radium Hill area, Olary Province, South Australia, Australiai
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32° 20' 41'' South , 140° 38' 12'' East
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A uranium mine. Started in 1906, abandoned in 1961. Subsequently underwent rehabilitation work.

Type locality of Davidite (later Davidite-(La)).

Located around 110 km South West of Broken Hill and 460 km North East of Adelaide.

Site originally known as Smith's Carnotite Mine, later named Radium Hill by Prof Douglas Mawson. This mine was Australia's first uranium mine.
From 1981 to 1998 it was a low-level radioactive waste repository.

Hosted by high-grade granitic gneisses and schists of the Precambrian Willyama Complex.

Although not renowned for well-crystallised minerals, in the late 1950's during the sinking of the 3800N underlay shaft, a well-defined cavity was intersected containing crystallised apatite, calcite and minor zeolites, pyrite, and chalcopyrite. The cavity was intersected while boring out the face some 30 feet below the No. 3 Level (approximately 280 feet vertically below the surface). The cavity was more or less vertical, about 1 foot wide, 5 feet long and 4 feet high. The apatite crystals were typical flat-ended hexagonal prisms and were up to 1 inch across on the basal pinacoid. The apatite crystals were donated to the collection of the Geology Department, University of Adelaide. (Australian Amateur Mineralogist, Sept. 1957).

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Curnamona Province, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


41 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Lottermoser, B.G. and Ashley, P.M., 2006, ‘Physical dispersion of radioactive mine waste at the rehabilitated Radium Hill uranium mine site, South Australia’, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53:3, 485 – 499, http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/1598
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Lottermoser, B.G. and Ashley, P.M., 2006, ‘Physical dispersion of radioactive mine waste at the rehabilitated Radium Hill uranium mine site, South Australia’, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53:3, 485 – 499, http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/1598
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Brannerite
Formula: UTi2O6
Reference: Lottermoser, B.G. and Ashley, P.M., 2006, ‘Physical dispersion of radioactive mine waste at the rehabilitated Radium Hill uranium mine site, South Australia’, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53:3, 485 – 499, http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/1598
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Description: Occurs as very fine grained alteration films on davidite.
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1044.; Mawson D (1906) On certain new mineral species associated with carnotite in the radio-active ore body near Olary. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 30, 188-193; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
'Chabazite'
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Lottermoser, B.G. and Ashley, P.M., 2006, ‘Physical dispersion of radioactive mine waste at the rehabilitated Radium Hill uranium mine site, South Australia’, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53:3, 485 – 499, http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/1598; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
'Davidite'
Reference: https://www.investegate.co.uk/article.aspx?id=200603010730020330Z [report on uranium at the Oryx Prospect in Zambia, mentions the occurrence of "Davidite" at Radium Hill]; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962.
Davidite-(La) (TL)
Formula: (La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
Type Locality:
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1044.; Mawson D (1906) On certain new mineral species associated with carnotite in the radio-active ore body near Olary. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 30, 188-193
Dolomite ?
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Dravite ?
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Lottermoser, B.G. and Ashley, P.M., 2006, ‘Physical dispersion of radioactive mine waste at the rehabilitated Radium Hill uranium mine site, South Australia’, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53:3, 485 – 499, http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/1598
Francevillite ?
Formula: Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
'Hornblende'
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1044; www.pir.sa.gov.au.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
'K Feldspar'
Reference: www.pir.sa.gov.au; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1044.; Mawson D (1906) On certain new mineral species associated with carnotite in the radio-active ore body near Olary. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 30, 188-193; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
'Monazite'
Reference: Lottermoser, B.G. and Ashley, P.M., 2006, ‘Physical dispersion of radioactive mine waste at the rehabilitated Radium Hill uranium mine site, South Australia’, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53:3, 485 – 499, http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/1598
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Phurcalite ?
Formula: Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mawson D (1906) On certain new mineral species associated with carnotite in the radio-active ore body near Olary. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 30, 188-193; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Quartz var: Blue Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: www.pir.sa.gov.au
Roscoelite
Formula: K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy - Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols; Mawson D (1906) On certain new mineral species associated with carnotite in the radio-active ore body near Olary. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 30, 188-193
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1044.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: The mines & minerals of the Olary province of S.A. - Radium Hill & New Luxemburg Mining Areas. K.R. Kakoschke & G.L. Francis. Self Published.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Lottermoser, B.G. and Ashley, P.M., 2006, ‘Physical dispersion of radioactive mine waste at the rehabilitated Radium Hill uranium mine site, South Australia’, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53:3, 485 – 499, http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/1598
Uranospathite
Formula: (Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)
Uranospinite
Formula: Ca(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
'Xenotime'
Reference: Lottermoser, B.G. and Ashley, P.M., 2006, ‘Physical dispersion of radioactive mine waste at the rehabilitated Radium Hill uranium mine site, South Australia’, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53:3, 485 – 499, http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/1598; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 962

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brannerite4.DH.05UTi2O6
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Davidite-(La) (TL)4.CC.40(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
Francevillite ?4.HB.15Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Blue Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite ?5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Metatorbernite8.EB.10Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Phurcalite ?8.EC.35Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Uranospathite8.EB.25(Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)
Uranospinite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Dravite ?9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Roscoelite9.EC.15K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Davidite'-
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Monazite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Brannerite8.3.4.1UTi2O6
AB21O38
Davidite-(La) (TL)8.5.1.5(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite ?14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Francevillite ?40.2a.27.1Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Metatorbernite40.2a.13.2Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Uranospathite40.2a.22.1(Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)
Uranospinite40.2a.2.1Ca(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Phurcalite ?42.4.7.1Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite ?61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(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
Roscoelite71.2.2a.4K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chabazite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Davidite'-
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Monazite'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Blue Quartz
-SiO2
'Stilbite subgroup'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H Uranospathite(Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)
H UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
H RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
BBoron
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O HematiteFe2O3
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O Uranospathite(Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)
O UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
O Quartz (var: Blue Quartz)SiO2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O RutileTiO2
O RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O BranneriteUTi2O6
O UraniniteUO2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O QuartzSiO2
O MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
FFluorine
F Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
F Uranospathite(Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al Uranospathite(Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)
Al RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si Quartz (var: Blue Quartz)SiO2
Si RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P Uranospathite(Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
TiTitanium
Ti Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti BranneriteUTi2O6
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
VVanadium
V Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V RoscoeliteK(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
V FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
CrChromium
Cr Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
FeIron
Fe Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
AsArsenic
As UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
YYttrium
Y Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
LaLanthanum
La Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
UUranium
U Davidite-(La)(La,Ce)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U Uranospathite(Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)
U UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
U BranneriteUTi2O6
U UraniniteUO2
U MetatorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
U FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
U PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O

References

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Mawson, D. (1906) On certain new mineral species associated with carnotite in the radio-active ore body near Olary. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 30, 188-193.
Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1044.
Government Geological Reconnaissance Map (1954).
Dickinson, S.B. et al. (1954) Uranium deposits in South Australia. Bull No. 30, Geological Survey of South Australia. Part I.
Lottermoser, B.G. and Ashley, P.M. (2006) Physical dispersion of radioactive mine waste at the rehabilitated Radium Hill uranium mine site, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53:3, 485 – 499. (http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/1598)

External Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Hill

https://www.investegate.co.uk/article.aspx?id=200603010730020330Z [report on uranium at the Oryx Prospect in Zambia, mentions the occurrence of "Davidite" at Radium Hill]


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