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Lake Boga granite quarry, Lake Boga, Swan Hill Rural City, Victoria, Australiai
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Lake Boga granite quarryQuarry
Lake BogaLake
Swan Hill Rural CityCity
VictoriaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 33' 6'' South , 143° 34' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -35.55167,143.58139
GeoHash:G#: r1wjg20b8
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Swan Hill9,276 (2013)23.9km


"The original exposures of this granite were on Allotment 29, Section 4, Parish of Kunat Kunat, some 10km SSW of Lake Boga township in northwestern Victoria. The outcrops were only just exposed above the flat-lying Tertiary sands and nodular limestone. The first attempts at quarrying were between 1924 and 1927. Immediately after World War 2 quarrying recommenced and has been operating ever since.
Since the 1970's the quarry has been an important source of specimens for mineral collectors, especially for fine crystals of fluorapatite.
The Lake Boga granite is Devonian in age and belongs to the same suite as the nearest granites at Wycheproof and Pyramid Hill. The Lake Boga granite is extremely variable in texture in the uppermost 10 metres of its exposure, where the most common rock type is a pink to cream or grey equigranular leucocratic granite. Coarse patches and veins of pegmatite are widespread, with less common zones of banded aplite. Irregular masses of black schorl also occur. Miarolitic cavities up to 1 metre across and lined with fine crystals of smoky quartz, orthoclase, albite, muscovite and fluorapatite are associated with coarse pegmatite zones. Smaller cavities up to several centimetres across occur in an equigranular phase of the granite, marked by coarse segregations of muscovite and biotite. Many of the phosphate minerals occur in the cavities in this rock type.
At deeper levels, the granite shows only occasional pegmatoidal zones and cavities." (Birch 1993)

Lake Boga Granite Quarry has 4 type locality minerals
Ulrichite 1988
Bleasdalite 1998
Lakebogaite 2007
Kunatite 2008

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Murray Basin, AustraliaBasin
Bendigo Zone, Victoria, AustraliaZone (Tectonic)
Bendigo Zone, Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaZone (Tectonic)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


69 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Bleasdaleite (TL)
Formula: (Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
Type Locality:
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chalcosiderite
Formula: CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cheralite
Formula: CaTh(PO4)2
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Copper
Formula: Cu
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Cyrilovite
Formula: NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Fluor-schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Geerite
Formula: Cu8S5
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kidwellite
Formula: NaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33
Kunatite (TL)
Formula: CuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Type Locality:
Lakebogaite (TL)
Formula: CaNaFe3+2H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
Type Locality:
Leucophosphite
Formula: KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Metanatroautunite
Formula: Na(UO2)(PO4)(H2O)3
Meurigite-Na
Formula: NaFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Natrodufrénite
Formula: NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Portlandite
Formula: Ca(OH)2
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Pseudorutile
Formula: Fe2Ti3O9
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rockbridgeite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Saléeite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Sampleite
Formula: NaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Strengite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Ulrichite (TL)
Formula: CaCu(UO2)(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Type Locality:
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Variscite
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Geerite2.BA.05Cu8S5
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Bismoclite3.DC.25BiOCl
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Iodargyrite3.AA.10AgI
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Ferberite4.DB.30FeWO4
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Portlandite4.FE.05Ca(OH)2
Pseudorutile4.CB.25Fe2Ti3O9
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Powellite7.GA.05Ca(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Bleasdaleite (TL)8.DK.25(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
Cacoxenite8.DC.40Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Chalcosiderite8.DD.15CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cheralite8.AD.50CaTh(PO4)2
Crandallite8.BL.10CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Cyrilovite8.DL.10NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Kidwellite8.DK.20NaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33
Kunatite (TL)8.DC.15CuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Lakebogaite (TL)8.EA.20CaNaFe3+2H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
Leucophosphite8.DH.10KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Libethenite8.BB.30Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Meta-autunite8.EB.10Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Meurigite-Na8.DJ.20NaFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Natrodufrénite8.DK.15NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Rockbridgeite8.BC.10Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Saléeite8.EB.05Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Sampleite8.DG.05NaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Strengite8.CD.10FePO4 · 2H2O
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Ulrichite (TL)8.EA.15CaCu(UO2)(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Variscite8.CD.10AlPO4 · 2H2O
Wavellite8.DC.50Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Fluor-schorl9.CK.Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Metanatroautunite-Na(UO2)(PO4)(H2O)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Portlandite6.2.1.4Ca(OH)2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B3O9
Pseudorutile8.4.2.1Fe2Ti3O9
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Iodargyrite9.1.5.1AgI
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
A(O,OH)Xq
Bismoclite10.2.1.2BiOCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Cheralite38.4.3.5CaTh(PO4)2
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Meta-autunite40.2a.1.2Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Metanatroautunite40.2a.5.1Na(UO2)(PO4)(H2O)3
Saléeite40.2a.11.1Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Ulrichite (TL)40.2a.30.1CaCu(UO2)(PO4)2 · 4H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Strengite40.4.1.2FePO4 · 2H2O
Variscite40.4.1.1AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
A2(XO4)Zq
Libethenite41.6.6.2Cu2(PO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite41.8.1.4Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq
Rockbridgeite41.9.2.1Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Crandallite42.7.3.1CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Cyrilovite42.7.8.1NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Kidwellite42.8.2.1NaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Chalcosiderite42.9.3.4CuFe3+6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Natrodufrénite42.9.1.3NaFe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Sampleite42.9.4.1NaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
A3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Wavellite42.10.2.1Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Kunatite (TL)42.11.20.7CuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Leucophosphite42.11.6.1KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Miscellaneous
Cacoxenite42.13.5.1Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Lakebogaite (TL)42.13.18.1CaNaFe3+2H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
Meurigite-Na42.13.14.2NaFe3+8(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Powellite48.1.2.2Ca(MoO4)
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 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
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 [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-
Bleasdaleite (TL)-(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
'Chlorite Group'-
Fluor-schorl-Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Geerite-Cu8S5
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H UlrichiteCaCu(UO2)(PO4)2 · 4H2O
H Bleasdaleite(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
H LakebogaiteCaNaFe23+H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
H KunatiteCuFe23+(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
H MetanatroautuniteNa(UO2)(PO4)(H2O)3
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H CyriloviteNaFe33+(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
H RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H KidwelliteNaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33
H LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
H Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H PortlanditeCa(OH)2
H SampleiteNaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl · 5H2O
H StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
H WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
H VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H Meurigite-NaNaFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
H Fluor-schorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B Fluor-schorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O UlrichiteCaCu(UO2)(PO4)2 · 4H2O
O Bleasdaleite(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
O LakebogaiteCaNaFe23+H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
O KunatiteCuFe23+(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
O MetanatroautuniteNa(UO2)(PO4)(H2O)3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O CyriloviteNaFe33+(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O AnataseTiO2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O HematiteFe2O3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O KidwelliteNaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33
O LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
O Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O PortlanditeCa(OH)2
O RutileTiO2
O SampleiteNaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl · 5H2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
O WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
O VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
O FerberiteFeWO4
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O UraniniteUO2
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O PseudorutileFe2Ti3O9
O Meurigite-NaNaFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
O Fluor-schorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
O CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
O BismocliteBiOCl
O PowelliteCa(MoO4)
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
F WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
F FluoriteCaF2
F Fluor-schorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
NaSodium
Na LakebogaiteCaNaFe23+H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
Na MetanatroautuniteNa(UO2)(PO4)(H2O)3
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na CyriloviteNaFe33+(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na KidwelliteNaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33
Na NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na SampleiteNaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Na Meurigite-NaNaFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Na Fluor-schorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
MgMagnesium
Mg SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
AlAluminium
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Al VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
Al Fluor-schorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Al CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Fluor-schorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P UlrichiteCaCu(UO2)(PO4)2 · 4H2O
P Bleasdaleite(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
P LakebogaiteCaNaFe23+H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
P KunatiteCuFe23+(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
P MetanatroautuniteNa(UO2)(PO4)(H2O)3
P ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
P CyriloviteNaFe33+(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
P Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
P CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P KidwelliteNaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33
P LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
P Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
P NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
P SampleiteNaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl · 5H2O
P StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
P WavelliteAl3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
P VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
P Meurigite-NaNaFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
P CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2
P CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S GeeriteCu8S5
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl Bleasdaleite(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cl SampleiteNaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl BismocliteBiOCl
KPotassium
K LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca UlrichiteCaCu(UO2)(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Ca Bleasdaleite(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
Ca LakebogaiteCaNaFe23+H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Ca CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Ca Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Ca PortlanditeCa(OH)2
Ca SampleiteNaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2
Ca PowelliteCa(MoO4)
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti PseudorutileFe2Ti3O9
FeIron
Fe LakebogaiteCaNaFe23+H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
Fe KunatiteCuFe23+(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Fe ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe CyriloviteNaFe33+(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Fe RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe KidwelliteNaFe3+9+x(PO4)6(OH)11 · 3H2O, x = 0.33
Fe LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Fe NatrodufréniteNaFe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
Fe PseudorutileFe2Ti3O9
Fe Meurigite-NaNaFe83+(PO4)6(OH)7 · 6.5H2O
Fe Fluor-schorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3F
Fe CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
CuCopper
Cu UlrichiteCaCu(UO2)(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Cu Bleasdaleite(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
Cu KunatiteCuFe23+(PO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcosideriteCuFe63+(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu LibetheniteCu2(PO4)(OH)
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu SampleiteNaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu GeeriteCu8S5
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo PowelliteCa(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag IodargyriteAgI
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
IIodine
I IodargyriteAgI
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
WTungsten
W FerberiteFeWO4
BiBismuth
Bi Bleasdaleite(Ca,Fe3+)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismocliteBiOCl
ThThorium
Th CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2
UUranium
U UlrichiteCaCu(UO2)(PO4)2 · 4H2O
U LakebogaiteCaNaFe23+H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2 · 8H2O
U MetanatroautuniteNa(UO2)(PO4)(H2O)3
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U SaléeiteMg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
U Meta-autuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
U UraniniteUO2

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 Ma
    
   
  Devonian
   Late Devonian
ⓘ Muscovite (youngest age)362.8 ± 1 Ma
ⓘ Muscovite (oldest age)365.7 ± 1.2 Ma
ⓘ Biotite (youngest age)366.9 ± 0.9 Ma
ⓘ Biotite (oldest age)368.1 ± 3.6 Ma
   Middle Devonian
ⓘ Uraninite (oldest age)391 ± 7 Ma

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]

Late Devonian
358.9 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 923191
Lake Boga Granite

Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Lake Boga Granite

Description: Two-mica granite; medium to coarse grained; porphyritic

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Birch, W.D., Mumme, W.G., and Segnit, E.R. (1988) Ulrichite: a new copper calcium uranium phosphate from Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia. Australian Mineralogist, 3(3), 125-131.
Henry, D.A. and Birch, W.D. (1988) Sampleite and associated minerals from the Lake Boga granite quarry, Victoria, Australia. Australian Mineralogist, 3, 135-148.
England, B.M. (1991) The State of the Science: Scanning Electron Microscopy. Mineralogical Record, 22(2), 123-132 (SEM image of ulrichite on quartz from the Lake Boga quarry on p. 127).
Birch, W.D. (1993) Phosphate minerals in granite rocks. In Birch, W.D. and Henry, D.A. (Eds.) (1993) Phosphate Minerals of Victoria. Special Publication N°3, The Mineralogical Society of Victoria, 5-39.
Birch, W.D. (1996) Portlandite and other recent mineral discoveries in the granites at Lake Boga, Wycheproof and Pyramid Hill, Victoria. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 2(2), 47-50.
Birch, B., Pring, A., and Kolitsch, U. (1999) Bleasdaleite, (Ca,Fe 3+)2Cu5(Bi, Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13, a new mineral from Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 5, 69-75.
Mills, S.J. (2004) Metanatroautunite (‘sodium autunite’) from the Lake Boga Granite, Victoria. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 10(1), 29–31.
Mills, S.J., Birch, W.D., Maas, R., Phillips, D., and Plimer, I.R. (2008) Lake Boga Granite, northwestern Victoria: mineralogy, geochemistry and geochronology. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(3), 281–299.
Mills, S.J., Birch, W.D., Kolitsch, U., Mumme, W.G., and Grey, I.E. (2008) Lakebogaite, CaNaFe3+2H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2(H2O)8, a new uranyl phosphate with a unique crystal structure from Victoria, Australia. American Mineralogist, 93(4), 691–697.
Birch, W.D. (2008) Victoria's Uranium secret. Australasian Science Magazine, September, 22-24.
Mills, S.J., Birch, W.D., Kolitsch, U., and Sejkora, J. (2008) Kunatite, CuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2.4H2O, a new member of the whitmoreite group from Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 14(1), 3–12.
Mills, S.J. and Birch, W.D. (2010) Uranmineralien aus dem Lake-Boga-Granit, Victoria, Australien. Mineralien-Welt, 21(3), 62–67 (in German).
Mills, S.J., Birch, W.D., and Kampf, A.R. (2012) The crystal structure of metanatroautunite, Na[(UO2)(PO4)](H2O)3, from the Lake Boga granite, Victoria, Australia. American Mineralogist, 97(4), 735–738.

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