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Woodsreef Mine (Wood's Reef Mine; Woodsreef Asbestos Mine; Wood'sreef asbestos deposit), Barraba, Darling Co., New South Wales, Australiai
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Woodsreef Mine (Wood's Reef Mine; Woodsreef Asbestos Mine; Wood'sreef asbestos deposit)Mine
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Darling Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 24' 34'' South , 150° 44' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.40972,150.73889
GeoHash:G#: r6e5n0hdw
Locality type:Mine
Age:~521 to 427.4 ± 0.5 Ma
Geologic Time:Paleozoic : Cambrian Series 2 to Wenlock
Reference for age:Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Krynen, J.P. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets, Manilla-Narrabri 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-9, SH/55-12. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 319 pages.
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


10 miles East of Barraba, a large open pit excavation of serpentine rock containing asbestos minerals.

Located in the Parish of Woods Reef.

The former mine extended over an area of approximately 400 hectares. The site comprisd a 75 million tonne waste rock dump, a 25 million tonne tailings dump and a number of open pits, some containing considerable quantities of water.

In 2014, the NSW Government provided funding of $6.3 million to address the most significant health, safety and environmental issues at the Woodsreef Mine, including:

(i) the containment of processed friable chrysotile asbestos;
(ii) removal of the mill building, silos, and administration buildings;
(iii) implementation of a comprehensive air quality monitoring program; and (iv) health risk assessment before, during and following remediation works.
The mine buildings have been demolished and the mine road is also closed to the public due to the ongoing danger of asbestos.

Regions containing this locality

New England Orogen, Australia

610 mineral species & varietal names listed

Woolomin Province, New England Orogen, Australia

Geologic Province - 428 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Mineral List


29 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Slansky, E., Glen, R.A. (1981) Neptunite from the Woodsreef Serpentinite, New South Wales: A New Occurrence (A Preliminary Communication), Geological Survey of New South Wales, GS1981/231.
'Amphibolite'
Reference: Slansky, E., Glen, R.A. (1981) Neptunite from the Woodsreef Serpentinite, New South Wales: A New Occurrence (A Preliminary Communication), Geological Survey of New South Wales, GS1981/231.
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO 2 in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates. Chemical Geology, 358, 156-169.
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
'commodity:Asbestos'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Coalingite
Formula: Mg10Fe3+2(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
'Dolerite'
Reference: Wallis, G.R. (1964) Woodsreef asbestos deposit, preliminary report. NSW Geological Survey Report GS 1964/022.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
'Gravel'
Reference: Wallis, G.R. (1964) Woodsreef asbestos deposit, preliminary report. NSW Geological Survey Report GS 1964/022.
'Greenschist'
Reference: Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Krynen, J.P. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets, Manilla-Narrabri 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-9, SH/55-12. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 319 pages.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Huntite
Formula: CaMg3(CO3)4
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Hydromagnesite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Neptunite
Formula: Na2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24
Description: Slansky and Glen indicate that the Neptunite from Woodsreef contains the highest amount of Fe ever reported in Neptunite and are very low in Mn.
Reference: Slansky, E., Glen, R.A. (1981) Neptunite from the Woodsreef Serpentinite, New South Wales: A New Occurrence (A Preliminary Communication), Geological Survey of New South Wales, GS1981/231. Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 30, 237-247.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Pyroaurite
Formula: Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Slansky, E., Glen, R.A. (1981) Neptunite from the Woodsreef Serpentinite, New South Wales: A New Occurrence (A Preliminary Communication), Geological Survey of New South Wales, GS1981/231.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
'Schist'
Reference: Slansky, E., Glen, R.A. (1981) Neptunite from the Woodsreef Serpentinite, New South Wales: A New Occurrence (A Preliminary Communication), Geological Survey of New South Wales, GS1981/231.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
'Serpentinite'
Reference: Slansky, E., Glen, R.A. (1981) Neptunite from the Woodsreef Serpentinite, New South Wales: A New Occurrence (A Preliminary Communication), Geological Survey of New South Wales, GS1981/231.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Brucite'4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Opal'4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Spinel'4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Coalingite'5.DA.55Mg10Fe3+2(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Huntite'5.AB.25CaMg3(CO3)4
'Hydromagnesite'5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
'Magnesite'5.AB.05MgCO3
'Pyroaurite'5.DA.50Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Anthophyllite'9.DE.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Antigorite'9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Chrysotile'9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Diopside'9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
'Enstatite'9.DA.05MgSiO3
'Forsterite'9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
'Grossular'9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
'Lizardite'9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Neptunite'9.EH.05Na2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24
'Talc'9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
'Tremolite'9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibolite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Dolerite'-
'Gravel'-
'Greenschist'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Schist'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Serpentinite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Miscellaneous
Huntite14.4.3.1CaMg3(CO3)4
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Pyroaurite16b.6.2.3Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Coalingite16b.7.6.1Mg10Fe3+2(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O
Hydromagnesite16b.7.1.1Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 70 - INOSILICATES Column or Tube Structures
Column or Tube Structures with linked chains forming cages
Neptunite70.4.1.1Na2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amphibolite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Dolerite'-
'Gravel'-
'Greenschist'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Schist'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Serpentinite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H CoalingiteMg10Fe23+(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O
H HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
LiLithium
Li NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CoalingiteMg10Fe23+(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
C HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O CoalingiteMg10Fe23+(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O HematiteFe2O3
O HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
O HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
MgMagnesium
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg CoalingiteMg10Fe23+(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
Mg HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe CoalingiteMg10Fe23+(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe NeptuniteNa2KLiFe22+Ti2Si8O24
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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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Artinskian - Stage 2
283.5 - 529 Ma



ID: 920370
Woodsreef Melange

Age: Paleozoic (283.5 - 529 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Woodsreef Melange

Description: Schistose, sheared and variously altered serpentinite, gabbro and dolerite that locally hosts plagiogranite, harzburgite, pyroxenite, basalt and sedimentary rock

Comments: meta-igneous ultramafic; meta-igneous mafic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Meta-igneous ultramafic; meta-igneous mafic

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]

Mississippian - Late Devonian
323.2 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3189620
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (323.2 - 382.7 Ma)

Comments: New England Fold Belt

Lithology: Volcanigenic siltstone,greywacke

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]

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

References

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Raggatt, H.G. (1925) Chromium, Cobalt, Nickel, Zirconium, Titanium, Thorium, Cerium. Department of Mines, New South Wales, Geological Survey Bulletin No.13, 17 pages.
Wallis, G.R. (1964) Woodsreef asbestos deposit, preliminary report. NSW Geological Survey Report GS 1964/022.
MacNevin, A.A. (1975) Woolomin-Texas Block: Great Serpentinite Belt. In Markham N.L. & Basden H. eds. The Mineral Deposits of New South Wales, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney. pp. 393-403.
Slansky, E., Glen, R.A. (1981) Neptunite from the Woodsreef Serpentinite, New South Wales: A New Occurrence (A Preliminary Communication), Geological Survey of New South Wales, GS1981/231.
Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 30, 237-247.
Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.


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