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Wombat Hole prospect (Wombat Hole mine), Morass Creek gorge, Benambra, East Gippsland Shire, Victoria, Australiai
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Wombat Hole prospect (Wombat Hole mine)Prospect
Morass Creek gorgeGorge
Benambra- not defined -
East Gippsland ShireShire
VictoriaState
AustraliaCountry

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36° 46' 41'' South , 147° 41' 37'' East
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The Wombat Hole prospect worked on a small copper deposit hosted by a coarse-grained grossular-vesuvianite skarn formed in a megaclast of Lower Silurian limestone.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Description: Poorly-crystalline bismite containing tellurium.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 29: 164.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Eulytine
Formula: Bi4(SiO4)3
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 29: 164.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: No reference listed
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: No reference listed
Hechtsbergite
Formula: Bi2(VO4)O(OH)
Reference: Museum Victoria Collection
Hedleyite
Formula: Bi7Te3
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: No reference listed
Mrázekite
Formula: Bi2Cu3(PO4)2O2(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 29: 164.
Namibite
Formula: Cu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Habit: isolated hemispheres and coatings of very thin tabular xls
Colour: pistachio-green to black
Reference: Dunning, G.E. & Cooper, J.F. (1998): Namibite. A summary of World Occurrences. Mineralogical Record 29, 163-166; Frost, R. L., Henry, D. A., Weier, M. L., & Martens, W. (2006). Raman spectroscopy of three polymorphs of BiVO4: clinobisvanite, dreyerite and pucherite, with comparisons to (VO4) 3‐bearing minerals: namibite, pottsite and schumacherite. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 37(7), 722-732.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Steve Sorrell collection
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Steve Sorrell collection
Pucherite
Formula: Bi(VO4)
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 29: 164.
Rucklidgeite
Formula: PbBi2Te4
Schumacherite
Formula: Bi3(VO4)2O(OH)
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 29: 164.; Frost, R. L., Henry, D. A., Weier, M. L., & Martens, W. (2006). Raman spectroscopy of three polymorphs of BiVO4: clinobisvanite, dreyerite and pucherite, with comparisons to (VO4) 3‐bearing minerals: namibite, pottsite and schumacherite. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 37(7), 722-732.
Sulphotsumoite
Formula: Bi3Te2S
Tsumoite
Formula: BiTe
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: No reference listed
Wittichenite
Formula: Cu3BiS3
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: No reference listed

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Hedleyite2.DC.05Bi7Te3
Rucklidgeite2.GC.40cPbBi2Te4
Sulphotsumoite2.DC.05Bi3Te2S
Tsumoite2.DC.05BiTe
Wittichenite2.GA.20Cu3BiS3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Bismite4.CB.60Bi2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Bismutite5.BE.25(BiO)2CO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Hechtsbergite8.BO.15Bi2(VO4)O(OH)
Mrázekite8.DJ.40Bi2Cu3(PO4)2O2(OH)2 · H2O
Namibite8.BB.50Cu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Pucherite8.AD.40Bi(VO4)
Schumacherite8.BO.10Bi3(VO4)2O(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Eulytine9.AD.40Bi4(SiO4)3
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 4:3
Hedleyite2.6.3.3Bi7Te3
Rucklidgeite2.6.2.7PbBi2Te4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Sulphotsumoite2.8.20.2Bi3Te2S
Tsumoite2.8.20.1BiTe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Wittichenite3.4.8.1Cu3BiS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Bismite4.3.10.2Bi2O3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Bismutite16a.3.5.1(BiO)2CO3
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Pucherite38.4.6.1Bi(VO4)
Miscellaneous
Namibite38.5.9.1Cu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Schumacherite41.10.9.2Bi3(VO4)2O(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Mrázekite42.4.15.1Bi2Cu3(PO4)2O2(OH)2 · H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Eulytine51.5.4.1Bi4(SiO4)3
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)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Hechtsbergite-Bi2(VO4)O(OH)
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MrázekiteBi2Cu3(PO4)2O2(OH)2 · H2O
H NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
H SchumacheriteBi3(VO4)2O(OH)
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H HechtsbergiteBi2(VO4)O(OH)
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
OOxygen
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O EulytineBi4(SiO4)3
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MrázekiteBi2Cu3(PO4)2O2(OH)2 · H2O
O NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
O PucheriteBi(VO4)
O SchumacheriteBi3(VO4)2O(OH)
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
O BismiteBi2O3
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O HechtsbergiteBi2(VO4)O(OH)
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
FFluorine
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si EulytineBi4(SiO4)3
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P MrázekiteBi2Cu3(PO4)2O2(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S WitticheniteCu3BiS3
S SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2S
CaCalcium
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
VVanadium
V NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
V PucheriteBi(VO4)
V SchumacheriteBi3(VO4)2O(OH)
V HechtsbergiteBi2(VO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu MrázekiteBi2Cu3(PO4)2O2(OH)2 · H2O
Cu NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu WitticheniteCu3BiS3
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
TeTellurium
Te RucklidgeitePbBi2Te4
Te HedleyiteBi7Te3
Te TsumoiteBiTe
Te SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2S
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb RucklidgeitePbBi2Te4
BiBismuth
Bi EulytineBi4(SiO4)3
Bi MrázekiteBi2Cu3(PO4)2O2(OH)2 · H2O
Bi NamibiteCu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Bi PucheriteBi(VO4)
Bi SchumacheriteBi3(VO4)2O(OH)
Bi Bismutite(BiO)2CO3
Bi WitticheniteCu3BiS3
Bi RucklidgeitePbBi2Te4
Bi HedleyiteBi7Te3
Bi TsumoiteBiTe
Bi SulphotsumoiteBi3Te2S
Bi BismiteBi2O3
Bi HechtsbergiteBi2(VO4)O(OH)

References

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Birch, W. D., Henry, D. A. and Pring, A. (1995): A new occurrence of mrazekite from Benambra, Victoria, Australia. Mineralogical Record 26, 107-113.
D.A. Henry : "Copper, bismuth, tellurium and gold mineralisation in the Wombat Hole prospect, Morass Creek, Victoria, Australia", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.

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