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Shepherd and Murphy Mine, Moina - Middlesex District, Kentish municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
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Shepherd and Murphy MineMine
Moina - Middlesex DistrictDistrict
Kentish municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 29' 9'' South , 146° 4' 57'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.48585,146.08243
GeoHash:G#: r0xguptzr
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Nietta166 (2014)11.7km
Wilmot572 (2014)12.5km
Claude Road400 (2014)16.2km
Barrington587 (2014)22.5km
Sheffield1,034 (2014)23.4km


An abandoned Sn-W-Bi mine, one of the largest in the field. The ores were mostly in quartz veins, but more recent exploration has revealed extensive skarns, some rich in fluorite, Au, Zn and other minerals.

Regions containing this locality

Australian PlatePlate
Delamerian Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Thylacine Province, Tasmania, AustraliaGeologic Province

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


35 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Achlusite'
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Cannonite
Formula: Bi2(SO4)O(OH)2
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Cinnabar ?
Formula: HgS
Elbaite ?
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Feldspar Group'
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
'Lepidolite'
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Paragonite
Formula: NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Sellaite
Formula: MgF2
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
'Stilbite subgroup'
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Waylandite
Formula: BiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar ?2.CD.15aHgS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Bismoclite3.DC.25BiOCl
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Sellaite3.AB.15MgF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bismutite5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Cannonite7.BD.35Bi2(SO4)O(OH)2
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Waylandite8.BL.13BiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Elbaite ?9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Paragonite9.EC.15NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Achlusite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar ?2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Sellaite9.2.2.1MgF2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A(O,OH)Xq
Bismoclite10.2.1.2BiOCl
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Cannonite30.2.9.1Bi2(SO4)O(OH)2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Waylandite41.5.12.1BiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
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)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Elbaite ?61.3.1.8Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Paragonite71.2.2a.2NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
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
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Achlusite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
H ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
LiLithium
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Li ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
B ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
OOxygen
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O QuartzSiO2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O CassiteriteSnO2
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O BismocliteBiOCl
O WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
O ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
F FluoriteCaF2
F SellaiteMgF2
NaSodium
Na ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Na ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg SellaiteMgF2
AlAluminium
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Al ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
PPhosphorus
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
P WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
SSulfur
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S RealgarAs4S4
S CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2
S SphaleriteZnS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GalenaPbS
S CinnabarHgS
ClChlorine
Cl BismocliteBiOCl
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As RealgarAs4S4
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi BismuthBi
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
Bi CannoniteBi2(SO4)O(OH)2
Bi BismocliteBiOCl
Bi WaylanditeBiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6

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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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 825677
mafic volcanic rocks 38495

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Description: Volcanic rocks, predominantly mafic; basalt, trachyte, trachybasalt, trachyandesite, leucitite, basanite, nephelinite, limburgite, rhyolite, tuff and high level intrusives; rare volcaniclastic sediments

Comments: igneous mafic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous mafic volcanic

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]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3186041
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone,sandstone,slate,quartzite,conglomerate

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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