|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||34° 55' 60'' South , 138° 44' 14'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-34.93333,138.73722|
|Köppen climate type:||Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate|
This quarry produced a large amount of fine quartz crystal specimens in the 1960's and 70's.
Now a private residence and no access is allowed.
Alternative Label Names
This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.
|Ashton Quarry S Aust|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
1 valid mineral.
Detailed Mineral List:
Colour: colorless to milky
Reference: Bottrill (unpub)
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks|
|Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with  coordinated Si|
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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541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Comments: Adelaide Fold Belt
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. 
635 - 720 Ma
Age: Cryogenian (635 - 720 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Burra Group
Comments: argillaceous detrital sediment; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Argillaceous detrital sediment
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).