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Penrice marble quarry, Angaston, Barossa Valley, North Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 28' 54'' South , 139° 2' 48'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -34.48167,139.04667


A limestone quarry which commenced in the 1930's. The upper levels had some gossan opus zones with complex phosphate mineralization, and some caves.

Mineral List


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

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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Series 2 - Terreneuvian
509 - 541 Ma
Normanville Group

Age: Cambrian (509 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Normanville Group

Description: Marine shelf to basinal carbonate, minor basal sandstone. Includes acid to basic volcanics near the Murray River. Limestone; sandstone; shale; volcanics

Comments: sedimentary carbonate; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary carbonate

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]

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References

- Mills, S. J., Groat, L. A., Wilson, S. A., Birch, W. D., Whitfield, P. S. & Raudsepp, M. (2008): Angastonite, CaMgAl2(PO4)2(OH) 4·7H2O, a new phosphate mineral from Angaston, South Australia, Mineralogical Magazine. 72 (5): 1011–1020

Francis, G.L., Peisley, V., 2012. Minerals from Penrice quarry and the phosphate deposits Klemms and St Kitts, Angaston, South Australia. (self published).

Graham, A. M. (1996). Investigations into blast affected marble at the Penrice quarry (Doctoral dissertation, University of Tasmania).

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