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Stichtite Hill, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
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Stichtite HillHill
Dundas mineral field- not defined -
Zeehan DistrictDistrict
West Coast municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 53' 3'' South , 145° 26' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.88440,145.43476
GeoHash:G#: r0x3trnme
Locality type:Hill
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Zeehan845 (2012)8.2km
Rosebery1,035 (2012)14.5km
Tullah196 (2014)23.0km
Queenstown2,352 (2012)24.0km
Gormanston169 (2014)25.0km


Small open pits and trenches, worked for serpentine and stichtite.
Privately owned mine (access only with permission and 4WD).

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Delamerian Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Thylacine Province, Tasmania, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


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

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

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Localities:
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: R Bottrill, unpublished analyses
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: BOTTRILL, R. S., and BAKER, W. E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania. 254 pages.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: BOTTRILL, R. S., and BAKER, W. E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania. 254 pages.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Clinochlore var: Chromian Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: R Bottrill, unpublished analyses
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania; BOTTRILL, R. S., and BAKER, W. E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania. 254 pages.
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania; BOTTRILL, R. S., and BAKER, W. E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania. 254 pages.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
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; BOTTRILL, R. S., and BAKER, W. E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania. 254 pages.
Mountkeithite
Formula: [(Mg1-xFe3+x)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Pyroaurite
Formula: Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: Bottrill R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania. Tasmanian Geological Survey Bulletin 73, 254p. (p. 144); BOTTRILL, R. S., and BAKER, W. E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania. 254 pages.
Stichtite (TL)
Formula: Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Australian Journal of Mineralogy (2006) 12: 101-107; BOTTRILL, R. S., and BAKER, W. E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania. 254 pages.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnesiochromite4.BB.05MgCr2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Pyroaurite5.DA.50Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Stichtite (TL)5.DA.50Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Mountkeithite7.DD.35[(Mg1-xFe3+x)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
var: Chromian Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Clinozoisite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
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List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnesiochromite7.2.3.1MgCr2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Pyroaurite16b.6.2.3Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Stichtite (TL)16b.6.2.2Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Hydrated Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Mountkeithite32.4.3.1[(Mg1-xFe3+x)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
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)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
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Clinochlore
var: Chromian Clinochlore
-Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
H Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFex3+)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
H PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
CCarbon
C StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
OOxygen
O StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
O Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFex3+)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Mg Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFex3+)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SSulfur
S Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFex3+)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
CaCalcium
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CrChromium
Cr StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Cr Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Mountkeithite[(Mg1-xFex3+)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O

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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Twelvetrees, W.H. (editor) (1914) Stichtite - A New Tasmanian Mineral. Geological Survey Record No. 2, Tasmania Department of Mines. http://www.mrt.tas.gov.au/mrtdoc/dominfo/download/GSREC02/GSREC02.pdf
Bottrill, R.S. and Graham, I.T. (2006) Stichtite from Western Tasmania. Australian Journal of Mineralogy: 12: 101-107.


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