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Mount Stafford, Central Desert Region, Northern Territory, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 1' 59'' South , 132° 45' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.03306,132.75000
GeoHash:G#: qun6sv185
Locality type:Mountain
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Arunta Inlier - metamorphic rocks

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Am Min 93:283-299; Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.
'Biotite'
Reference: Am Min 93:283-299; Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.
Boromullite (TL)
Formula: Al9BSi2O19
Reference: IMA website; Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Am Min 93:283-299; Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.
Grandidierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Reference: Am Min 93:283-299
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Reference: Am Min 93:283-299; Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Am Min 93:283-299
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Am Min 93:283-299; Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Am Min 93:283-299; Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Am Min 93:283-299; Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.
Werdingite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al14Si4B4O37
Reference: Am Min 93:283-299; Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hercynite'4.BB.05Fe2+Al2O4
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Andalusite'9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
'Boromullite' (TL)9.AF.23Al9BSi2O19
'Cordierite'9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
'Grandidierite'9.AJ.05(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Sillimanite'9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
'Werdingite'9.BD.35(Mg,Fe)2Al14Si4B4O37
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hercynite7.2.1.3Fe2+Al2O4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Boromullite (TL)52.2.3.2Al9BSi2O19
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with (BO3)
Grandidierite54.1.1.1(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with[Si2O7] with borate groups
Werdingite56.3.2.1(Mg,Fe)2Al14Si4B4O37
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
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.
'Biotite'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B BoromulliteAl9BSi2O19
B Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B Werdingite(Mg,Fe)2Al14Si4B4O37
OOxygen
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O BoromulliteAl9BSi2O19
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
O HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Werdingite(Mg,Fe)2Al14Si4B4O37
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Mg Werdingite(Mg,Fe)2Al14Si4B4O37
AlAluminium
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al BoromulliteAl9BSi2O19
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Al HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Werdingite(Mg,Fe)2Al14Si4B4O37
SiSilicon
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si BoromulliteAl9BSi2O19
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Werdingite(Mg,Fe)2Al14Si4B4O37
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Fe HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3

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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Statherian - Orosirian
1600 - 2050 Ma



ID: 787903
Anmatjira Orthogneiss

Age: Paleoproterozoic (1600 - 2050 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Anmatjira Orthogneiss

Description: Coarse porphyritic granitic augen gneiss, comprising ovoids of microcline up to 10 cm across and smaller subhedral rapakivi feldspars (microcline mantled by plagioclase) in granitic groundmass.

Comments: low grade metamorphic rock; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Low grade metamorphic rock

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3186269
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Arunta Block

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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

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Palya, A. P., Buick, I. S., & Bebout, G. E. (2011). Storage and mobility of nitrogen in the continental crust: Evidence from partially melted metasedimentary rocks, Mt. Stafford, Australia. Chemical Geology, 281(3-4), 211-226.


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