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Prospect Hill Mine, Prospect Hill, Mt Babbage area (inlier), North Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australiai
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Prospect Hill MineMine
Prospect HillHill
Mt Babbage area (inlier)Area
North Flinders Ranges- not defined -
Flinders RangesCouncil
South AustraliaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
29° 46' 6'' South , 139° 32' 32'' East
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A copper mine composed of numerous outrops on a W-E axis, north of the Propect Hill, close to the contact with the "Prospect Hill granite". The mineralisation is located in the Mesoproterozoic basement rocks.
The copper occurrences are reported close to a 3.5 km long fault.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Eromanga Basin, AustraliaBasin
Curnamona Province, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Cervantite
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+O4
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 2044
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 2044
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 2044
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 2044
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 2044
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cervantite4.DE.30Sb3+Sb5+O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cervantite4.4.16.1Sb3+Sb5+O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
FeIron
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
SbAntimony
Sb CervantiteSb3+Sb5+O4
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S

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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Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 3187964
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Comments: Great Artesian Basin

Lithology: Laterite,clay,gravel,sand,silt

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]

Calymmian
1400 - 1600 Ma



ID: 702397
Petermorra Volcanics

Age: Calymmian (1400 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Petermorra Volcanics

Description: Deformed, felsic porphyritic extrusives volcaniclastics and epiclastic sandstone.

Comments: igneous felsic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic volcanic

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


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