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Shepherd and Murphy Mine, Moina - Middlesex District, Kentish municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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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


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.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Shepherd and Murphy Mine, Moina District (Middlesex District), Tasmania

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


34 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Achlusite'
Reference: [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Reference: Tim Murphy pers comm
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Cannonite
Formula: Bi2(SO4)O(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Cinnabar ?
Formula: HgS
Reference: http://www.crocoite.com/locationbulletins/part1/zeolites.pdf
Elbaite ?
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: http://www.crocoite.com/locationbulletins/part1/zeolites.pdf
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Paragonite
Formula: NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Sellaite
Formula: MgF2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: http://www.crocoite.com/locationbulletins/part1/zeolites.pdf
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cinnabar' ?2.CD.15aHgS
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Realgar'2.FA.15aAs4S4
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
'Bismoclite'3.DC.25BiOCl
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
'Sellaite'3.AB.15MgF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Bismutite'5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Cannonite'7.BD.35Bi2(SO4)O(OH)2
'Scheelite'7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Monazite-(Ce)'8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Beryl'9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Elbaite' ?9.CK.05Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Grossular'9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
'Laumontite'9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Orthoclase'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
'Paragonite'9.EC.15NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Phlogopite'9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Pyrophyllite'9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
'Spodumene'9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
'Topaz'9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
'Vesuvianite'9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
'Wollastonite'9.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 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, Rocks, etc.
'Achlusite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Lepidolite'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

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

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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