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Victoria, Australia

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Victoria is incorporated into 79 municipalities for the purposes of local government, including 39 shires, 32 cities, seven rural cities and one borough.

Many of the co-ordinates for mine sites are from records of Earth Resources-GeoVic-Explore Victoria Online.

Co-ordinates are also provided via the Victorian State Government Register of Geographic Names.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Aikinite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Allophane

Alluaudite

Almandine

'Almandine-Spessartine Series'

Alunite

Alunogen

'Amber'

Amblygonite

Analcime

Anatase

Andalusite

'Andorite'

Andradite

'Andradite-Grossular Series'

Anglesite

Ankerite

Annite

Anorthite

'Anorthoclase'

Antigorite

Antimony

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Arrojadite-(KFe)

Arsenic

Arsenopyrite

Atacamite

Augite

var: Fassaite

var: Titanian Augite

Aurichalcite

Aurostibite

Autunite

Axinite-(Fe)

'Axinite Group'

Axinite-(Mn)

Azurite

Babingtonite

Bariopharmacosiderite

'Bariopharmacosiderite-C'

Baryte

Beraunite

Berthierite

Bertossaite

Beryl

Betpakdalite-FeFe (TL)

Beudantite

'Biotite'

'var: Titanian Biotite'

Birnessite

Bismite

Bismoclite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bleasdaleite (TL)

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Brazilianite

Brochantite

Brookite

Brushite

Bultfonteinite

Cacoxenite

Calcite

var: Ferroan Calcite

'Calcite Group'

Cassiterite

Celestine

Cerussite

Cervantite

'Chabazite'

'var: Phacolite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chabazite-K

Chabazite-Na

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcosiderite

Cheralite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysoberyl

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Claudetite

'Clays'

Clinochlore

'Clinochrysotile'

Clinoenstatite

'Clinoptilolite'

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinozoisite

Cobaltite

Cohenite

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Connellite

Copper

Cordierite

Corundum

var: Barklyite (FRL)

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

Covellite

Cowlesite

Crandallite

Cristobalite

Cronstedtite

Cubanite

Cuprite

Cuspidine

Cyrilovite

Danburite

Datolite

Daubréelite

Descloizite

Diamond

Diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

var: Chromian Diopside

'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'

Dittmarite (TL)

Djurleite

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Dravite

Dufrénite

Dumortierite

Elbaite

'Elbaite-Schorl Series'

'Electrum'

Enargite

Enstatite

Eosphorite

Epidote

Epidote Supergroup

Epsomite

Erionite-Ca

Erionite-Na

Eskolaite

Eulytine

Faustite

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Felsőbányaite

Ferberite

'Ferrierite'

Ferrierite-Mg

Ferrimolybdite

'Ferrocalcite'

'Ferro-kaersutite'

Ferrosilite

Ferro-tschermakite

Fibroferrite

Fluellite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorite

Fluor-schorl

Forsterite

Foshagite

Freibergite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

Geerite

Gersdorffite

'Glass'

Glauberite

Glauconite

Glaucophane

'Gmelinite'

'var: Ledererite'

Gmelinite-Na

Gobbinsite

Goethite

Gold

Gonnardite

Gorceixite

Gordonite

Goyazite

var: Barian Goyazite

Graphite

var: Cliftonite

Greenalite

Grossite

Grossular

Gypsum

var: Selenite

Halite

'Halloysite'

Halotrichite

Hannayite (TL)

Hechtsbergite

Hedleyite

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Heterosite

'Heulandite'

Heulandite-Ca

Hexahydrite

Hexamolybdenum

Hibonite

Hidalgoite

Hisingerite

'Hornblende'

Hübnerite

Huntite

Huttonite

Hydrokenoelsmoreite

var: Ferritungstite

Hydroxycalcioroméite

Hydroxylapatite

Ilesite

Ilmenite

Iodargyrite

Iron

var: Kamacite

var: Martensite

'Jahnsite Group'

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Jôkokuite

Jonassonite

Joséite-A

Joséite-B

Kaersutite

Kaolinite

Keckite

Kermesite

'K Feldspar'

Kidwellite

Koechlinite

Kosnarite

Kryzhanovskite

Kunatite (TL)

'Labradorite'

Lacroixite

Lakebogaite (TL)

Laumontite

Lavendulan

Lazulite

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucite

Leucophosphite

Leucoxene

'Lévyne'

Lévyne-Ca

Lévyne-Na

Libethenite

Lime

'Limonite'

Lithiophorite

Lizardite

Löllingite

Luinaite-(OH)

Machiite (TL)

Maghemite

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Aluminous Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

Maldonite (TL)

'Manganese Oxides'

'var: Manganese Dendrites'

Manganoblödite

Marcasite

Melanterite

'Melilite Group'

Mercury

Merenskyite

Merrillite

Mesolite

Meta-autunite

Metacinnabar

Metanatroautunite

Metatorbernite

Meurigite-K

Meurigite-Na

Miargyrite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Microlite Group

var: Uranmicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)

Millerite

Mimetite

Minnesotaite

Molybdenite

Molybdite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

'Monazite Group'

Montebrasite

Montgomeryite

Montmorillonite

Mrázekite

Murchisite (TL)

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Namibite

Natrodufrénite

Natrojarosite

Natrolite

var: Mooraboolite

Natropharmacosiderite

Nepheline

Newberyite (TL)

Nierite

Nontronite

Offretite

Omphacite

Opal

var: Opal-AN

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Owyheeite

Palygorskite

Paratacamite

Pargasite

Parwanite (TL)

Pentlandite

Perovskite

'Petrified Wood'

Pharmacosiderite

Philipsbornite

'Phillipsite'

Phillipsite-Ca

Phillipsite-K

Phillipsite-Na

Phlogopite

Phosphoferrite

Phosphohedyphane

Phosphosiderite

Phosphuranylite

Pickeringite

Pittongite (TL)

Planerite

'Plessite'

Plumbogummite

Polydymite

Polylithionite

Portlandite

Powellite

Prehnite

Proustite

Pseudobrookite

Pseudomalachite

Pseudorutile

var: Hydroxylian Pseudorutile

'Psilomelane'

Pucherite

'Pumpellyite'

Purpurite

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrope

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Carnelian

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Darlingite (FRL)

var: Enhydro Agate

var: Eye Agate

var: Jasper

var: Rock Crystal

var: Smoky Quartz

Ranciéite

Rectorite

'Retinite'

Rhodochrosite

Richterite

Rockbridgeite

Rosasite

Rucklidgeite

Russellite

Rutile

var: Ilmenorutile

Saléeite

Sampleite

Sanidine

Santabarbaraite

Sasaite

Scheelite

Schertelite (TL)

Schorl

Schreibersite

Schumacherite

Scorodite

Scorzalite

Segnitite

Selwynite (TL)

'Selwynite (of Ulrich) '

Senarmontite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Sideronatrite

Siegenite

Sillimanite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Sperrylite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

var: Pleonaste

Stellerite

Stephanite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Stilbite-Na

Stilpnomelane

Strengite

Struvite

Sulphotsumoite

Sulphur

Szmikite

Taenite

Talc

Tamarugite

Tantalite-(Mn)

Taranakite

Tennantite

Tetrahedrite

var: Argentian Tetrahedrite

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorianite

'Thunder Egg'

Titanite

Tochilinite

Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Trechmannite

Tremolite

Tridymite

Triplite

Troilite

Tsumoite

Turquoise

Ulrichite (TL)

Ulvöspinel

Uraninite

'Uvite Series'

Valentinite

Valleriite

Variscite

Vesuvianite

Violarite

Vivianite

Wardite

Warkite (TL)

Wavellite

Whewellite

'Whiteite'

Whitmoreite

Winchite

Wittichenite

Wolfeite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wulfenite

Wycheproofite (TL)

Xanthoconite

'Xenotime'

Xenotime-(Y)

Xonotlite

Zinc

Zinkenite

Zircon

Zwieselite


394 valid minerals. 17 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

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Geochronology

Mineralization age: Paleozoic : 391 ± 7 Ma to 309 ± 6 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
  Carboniferous
   Pennsylvanian
ⓘ Uraninite (youngest age)309 ± 6 MaLake Boga granite quarry, Lake Boga, Swan Hill Rural City, Victoria, Australia
    
   
  Devonian
   Late Devonian
ⓘ Muscovite (youngest age)362.8 ± 1 MaLake Boga granite quarry, Lake Boga, Swan Hill Rural City, Victoria, Australia
ⓘ Muscovite (oldest age)365.7 ± 1.2 MaLake Boga granite quarry, Lake Boga, Swan Hill Rural City, Victoria, Australia
ⓘ Biotite (youngest age)366.9 ± 0.9 MaLake Boga granite quarry, Lake Boga, Swan Hill Rural City, Victoria, Australia
ⓘ Biotite (oldest age)368.1 ± 3.6 MaLake Boga granite quarry, Lake Boga, Swan Hill Rural City, Victoria, Australia
ⓘ Molybdenite376 ± 2 MaMaldon, Mount Alexander Shire, Victoria, Australia
   Middle Devonian
ⓘ Uraninite (oldest age)391 ± 7 MaLake Boga granite quarry, Lake Boga, Swan Hill Rural City, Victoria, Australia

Localities in this Region
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References

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Ulrich, G.H.F. (1870) Contributions to the Mineralogy of Victoria. 32 pp., Melbourne.
Atkinson, J. A. (1897): A locality list of all the minerals hitherto recorded from Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 9, 68-119.
Walcott, R. H. (1901): Additions and corrections to the census of Victorian minerals. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 13, 253-272.
Wilkinson, H.L. (1905) Deep Placer Deposits of Victoria. Engineering and Mining Journal - Dec. 30, 1905.
Hart, T.S. (1906) Victorian Auriferous Occurrences. Australian Mining Standard - July 25, Aug. 1, 1906. Serial. 2 parts.
Cochrane, G. W., & Bowen, K. G. (1971) Tin deposits of Victoria (No. 60). Mines Department.
Flett, J. (1979) Gold discovery in Victoria. The Poppet Head Press, Melbourne, 495 pp.
Douglas J.G. and Ferguson, J.A. (1988) Geology of Victoria (Australia). Melbourne: Victorian Division, Geological Society of Australia.
Birch, W.D. (1989) Zeolites of Victoria. Mineralogical Society of Victoria - Special Publication No.2 (110 pages).
Birch, W.D. & Henry D.A. (1993) Phosphate Minerals of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria - Special publication No.3 (192 pages).
Birch, W.D. and Henry, D.A. (1999) Gem Minerals of Victoria. Mineralogical Society of Victoria - Special Publication No.4 (120 pages).

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