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New Milo Gold Mine, Wadnaminga goldfield, Olary Province, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 32' 40'' South , 140° 14' 30'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -32.54463,140.24191
GeoHash:G#: r45wz73jc
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


A former gold mine.
Gold was first found in the area in 1888 and the New Milo Mine established in 1889. The lower levels of the mine are flooded, to about 25 metres of the surface.

Reputedly the largest mine on the Wadnaminga Goldfield.

Alternate names for the mine include: McLeay and Company (1889); Birthday (1889-1892); The Birthday Gold Mining Pty Syndicate(1890-1892); Milo (1892); New Milo (1892); New milo Gold Mining Company (1892-1897); The New milo Gold Mining Company No Liability (1933-1934); Wadnaminga Consolidated No Liability (1934-1935).

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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


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Pring, A., Elliot, P. (1987) Sideronatrite: first recorded occurrences in Australia. Australian Mineralogist, Vol. 2, No. 2, pg. 3-6.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Pring, A., Elliot, P. (1987) Sideronatrite: first recorded occurrences in Australia. Australian Mineralogist, Vol. 2, No. 2, pg. 3-6. SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5700.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5700. Fradd, W.P. (1987) Historical Review, Virginia, New Milo, Great Eastern Line of Lode, Wadnaminga Goldfield. Report Bk. No. 87/34, Geological Survey, Department of Mines and Energy, South Australia.
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
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.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Fradd, W.P. (1987) Historical Review, Virginia, New Milo, Great Eastern Line of Lode, Wadnaminga Goldfield. Report Bk. No. 87/34, Geological Survey, Department of Mines and Energy, South Australia.
Paratacamite
Formula: Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Reference: Pring, A., Elliot, P. (1987) Sideronatrite: first recorded occurrences in Australia. Australian Mineralogist, Vol. 2, No. 2, pg. 3-6.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Pring, A., Elliot, P. (1987) Sideronatrite: first recorded occurrences in Australia. Australian Mineralogist, Vol. 2, No. 2, pg. 3-6. SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5700.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5700.
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.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
'Paratacamite'3.DA.10cCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Halotrichite'7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
'Sideronatrite'7.DF.20Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Pyromorphite'8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Paratacamite10.1.2.1Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Sideronatrite31.8.3.1Na2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
H SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O QuartzSiO2
O SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
NaSodium
Na SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideronatriteNa2Fe(SO4)2(OH) · 3H2O
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
ZnZinc
Zn ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

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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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]

Cryogenian
635 - 720 Ma



ID: 924768
Burra Group

Age: Cryogenian (635 - 720 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Burra Group

Description: Siltstone, laminated; shale; sandstone, heavy mineral lamination, quartzose to feldspathic, cross bedding; dolomite, blue-grey to pale pink, lenticular.

Comments: argillaceous detrital sediment; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Argillaceous detrital sediment

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Fradd, W.P. (1987) Historical Review, Virginia, New Milo, Great Eastern Line of Lode, Wadnaminga Goldfield. Report Bk. No. 87/34, Geological Survey, Department of Mines and Energy, South Australia.


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