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Talisker Mine (Campbell’s Creek; Talisker Blocks Mine; Talisker Extended Mine; Newbold; Parlor; Stockwell; Stockwell Parlor & Newbold; Cooalinga Creek Gold Diggings), Cape Jervis, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills), Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australiai
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Talisker Mine (Campbell’s Creek; Talisker Blocks Mine; Talisker Extended Mine; Newbold; Parlor; Stockwell; Stockwell Parlor & Newbold; Cooalinga Creek Gold Diggings)Mine
Cape Jervis- not defined -
Fleurieu PeninsulaPeninsula
South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills)Mountain
Mt Lofty RangesMountain
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 37' 21'' South , 138° 9' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cape Jervis295 (2016)4.9km
Delamere295 (2012)5.1km
Second Valley170 (2013)12.1km
Penneshaw264 (2017)22.0km
Normanville1,107 (2017)24.7km


A silver-lead mine located 4.75 km East of Cape Jervis and 25 km SW of Normanville.

The Talisker Mine opened in June, 1862, during the following few years (until 1890) several other interests were opened in the immediate vicinity, these are all now part of the Talisker Conservation Park and are included as one mine for most publications.
All were Silver lead mines except Cooalinga Creek Gold Diggings, which has no recorded figures for Gold returns. Campbell’s Creek also returned small amounts of Copper mineralisation along with the Silver-Lead content, which was the smallest amount of the four Silver-Lead mines. In 1899 Campbell’s creek became a part of the Talisker Mines. In 1890 both the Talisker Blocks and Talisker Extended were opened and worked for a short time. Work ceased on the mines in 1891. Several small companies attempted mining here up until 1935, when all mining ceased. Records show an estimated 4 ½ tons of Silver was produced between 1868 and 1935.

The mine was named after the locality of Talisker, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

The area became a Conservation Park in 1976.
Today there are marked trails and signage to show visitors how they mined here during the late 1800’s.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


21 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Arsenic
Formula: As
Reference: SA Mines + personal collecting
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Record of Mines Summary Card No: 3, 5, 16, 17 & 18
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Record of Mines Summary Card No: 3, 5, 16, 17 & 18
Chenevixite
Formula: Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Record of Mines Summary Card No: 3, 5, 16, 17 & 18
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Record of Mines Summary Card No: 3, 5, 16, 17 & 18
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Personal Collection, M. Willoughby.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Record of Mines Summary Card No: 3, 5, 16, 17 & 18
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005
'Tennantite'
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(X)2]As4S12S
Reference: Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Sorrell-Uwe Kolitsch 03/09/2005

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Arsenic1.CA.05As
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Orpiment2.FA.30As2S3
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
'Tennantite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(X)2]As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Chenevixite8.DD.05Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Arsenic1.3.1.1As
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
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 = 2:3
Orpiment2.11.1.1As2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
'Tennantite'3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(X)2]As4S12S
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Chenevixite42.7.10.1Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
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 ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O CerussitePbCO3
O ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GalenaPbS
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S SphaleriteZnS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S MarcasiteFeS2
S OrpimentAs2S3
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(X)2]As4S12S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(X)2]As4S12S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As OrpimentAs2S3
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(X)2]As4S12S
As ArsenicAs
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
SbAntimony
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Pb CerussitePbCO3

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Record of Mines Summary Card No: 3, 5, 16, 17 & 18
Noble R.J., Just J. and Johnson J. E., (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Gee, L.C.E. & Brown, H.Y.L., (1908), Record of The Mines of South Australia, 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.
Drexel, J.F., (1982), Mining in South Australia: A Pictorial History, South Australian Dept. of Mines & Energy, Adelaide, South Australia.

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