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Adelaide Mine (Adelaide Pty Mine; Adelaide Proprietary Mine), Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 53' 7'' South , 145° 25' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.88528,145.42889
GeoHash:G#: r0x3tr40d
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


An underground silver-lead mine, now operated as a crocoite specimen mine, and probably the prime source of crocoite in the world.

The host Cambrian ultramafics have been highly altered to serpentinites and galena and dolomite-rich rocks that have been deeply weathered forming crocoite-bearing gossans.

Alternative Label Names

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Adelaide Mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, Tasmania, Australia
Adelaide Mine
Adelaide Mine (Adelaide Pty Mine; Adelaide Proprietary Mine), Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, Tasmania, Australia
Adelaide Mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, Tasmania
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Adelaide Mine (Adelaide Pty Mine; Adelaide Proprietary Mine), Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, Tasmania
Adelaide Mine, Tasmania, Australia
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tas

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Habit: platey to blocky crystals
Colour: white, yellow
Reference: N.R. Kemp and R.S. Bottrill : "Crocoite : mine is from which mine", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Cerussite var: Chrome-Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Habit: blocky to platey crystals
Colour: yellow
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Chalcophanite
Formula: (Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: Bottrill RS & Baker, WE (in prep) Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania. Mineral Resources Tasmania
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 39
Coronadite
Formula: Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Reference: N.R. Kemp and R.S. Bottrill : "Crocoite : mine is from which mine", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Crocoite
Formula: PbCrO4
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: 648; Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Dundasite (TL)
Formula: PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Habit: fibrous to botryoidal
Colour: white
Reference: N.R. Kemp and R.S. Bottrill : "Crocoite : mine is from which mine", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker, 2008
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Description: Mostly botryoidal, some very fine platey crystal aggregates
Reference: N.R. Kemp and R.S. Bottrill : "Crocoite : mine is from which mine", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: N.R. Kemp and R.S. Bottrill : "Crocoite : mine is from which mine", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Hisingerite
Formula: Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Ralph Bottrill pers comm
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: N.R. Kemp and R.S. Bottrill : "Crocoite : mine is from which mine", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Colour: red and yellow crystals
Reference: N.R. Kemp and R.S. Bottrill : "Crocoite : mine is from which mine", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Philipsbornite
Formula: PbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Colour: yellow, grey, green
Description: Poorly crystalline
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Phosgenite
Formula: Pb2CO3Cl2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Stichtite ?
Formula: Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 39

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
'Chlorargyrite'3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Bindheimite'4.DH.20Pb2Sb2O6O
'Chalcophanite'4.FL.20(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Coronadite4.DK.05aPb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lepidocrocite4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
var: Chrome-Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Dundasite (TL)5.DB.10PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Phosgenite5.BE.20Pb2CO3Cl2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Stichtite ?5.DA.50Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
Crocoite7.FA.20PbCrO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Philipsbornite8.BL.10PbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Hisingerite9.ED.10Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Fuchsite9.EC.15K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lepidocrocite6.1.2.2γ-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
AB3X7
Chalcophanite7.8.2.1(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
AB8X16
Coronadite7.9.1.4Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Phosgenite16a.3.4.1Pb2CO3Cl2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Dundasite (TL)16b.2.1.1PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Stichtite ?16b.6.2.2Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 35 - ANHYDROUS CHROMATES
AXO4
Crocoite35.3.1.1PbCrO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Philipsbornite42.7.4.2PbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Bindheimite'44.1.1.2Pb2Sb2O6O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Hisingerite71.1.5.2Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Cerussite
var: Chrome-Cerussite
-PbCO3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
-K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
H DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
H Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
H StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C Cerussite (var: Chrome-Cerussite)PbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
C PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
O CerussitePbCO3
O Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
O Cerussite (var: Chrome-Cerussite)PbCO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
O CrocoitePbCrO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
O Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
O PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
AlAluminium
Al DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Al Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Si HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S GalenaPbS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr CrocoitePbCrO4
Cr Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Cr StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
MnManganese
Mn Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Mn CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
ZnZinc
Zn Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
SbAntimony
Sb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb BindheimitePb2Sb2O6O
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb Cerussite (var: Chrome-Cerussite)PbCO3
Pb CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Pb CrocoitePbCrO4
Pb DundasitePbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Pb PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2

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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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]

Furongian - Miaolingian
485.4 - 509 Ma



ID: 707155
sediments 37519

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 509 Ma)

Description: Marine sedimentary sequences, minor volcanics in places

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic

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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Dana 7: II: 648.
Chapman, A.H. (1972) On a spectacular find of crocoite in the Adelaide mine, Dundas, Tasmania. The Mineralogical Record: 3:3, 111-114.
Lancaster, K. (1977) Crocoite and its increasing scarcity. The Mineralogical Record: 8: 24-26.
Bottrill, R.S., Williams, P., Dohnt, S., Sorrell, S., and Kemp, N.R. (2006) Crocoite and associated minerals from Dundas and other locations in Tasmania. Australian Journal of Mineralogy. 12, 59-90.
Praszkier, T. and Wright, A. (2011) Ein neuer Krokoit-Sensationsfund in der Adelaide Mine/Tasmanien. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (2): 70-79.
Bottrill, R.S. and Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Moore, T.P. and Wilson, W.E. (2012) Major Crocoite Discoveries at the Adelaide Mine Tasmania. The Mineralogical Record, 43, pp. 651-673.
Cooper, M.P. (1994) Letter from Europe: the Munich Show. Mineralogical Record, 25(2), 137–141.
Haupt, J. (1988) Minerals of Western Tasmania. Mineralogical Record, 19(6), 381–388.
Kissling, A. (1996) Letter: crocoite find. Mineralogical Record, 27(1), 67–68.
Praszkier, T. and Wright, A. (2010) Great new find: Adelaide Mine 2010. Minerals: Newspaper for Collectors, 1, 8–11.

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www.treasuremountainmining.com. [Greene, E. (2012) Crocoite: the most beautiful mineral on the planet? ]


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