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Mount Cameron, Gladstone district, Dorset municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 58' 59'' South , 147° 56' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -40.98317,147.94604
GeoHash:G#: r29nye5p8
Locality type:Mountain
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


A granitic mountain, SW of Gladstone, with some miarolitic cavities containing microcline and smokey quartz. The area was worked for tin, mostly alluvial and eluvial.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: R Bottrill, unpublished. Data
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: R Bottrill, unpublished. Data
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: R Bottrill, unpub. data
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Anderson, C. (1905) Mineralogical Notes 2. Records of the Australian Museum pp83-97

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Microcline'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Orthoclase'9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

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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Late Devonian - Middle Devonian
358.9 - 393.3 Ma



ID: 701743
Poimena Granite

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 393.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Poimena Granite

Description: Felsic, I-type, unfractionated biotite monzogranite; commonly contains minor muscovite

Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive

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]

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3192206
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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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Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey


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