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Nolans Bore prospect, Nolans Bore, Central Desert Region, Northern Territory, Australiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 34' 55'' South , 133° 14' 23'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -22.58212,133.23987
GeoHash:G#: qgyxxcn39
Locality type:Prospect
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Rare-earth prospect, scheduled to be developed as a mine. The apatite-hosted REE-P-U(-Th-F) mineralisation at Nolans Bore is distributed over an area of approximately 150 hectares within a kilometre radius of the bore.

Located 135 km north of Alice Springs, and south of Tennant Creek and approximately 15 km from the Stuart Highway.
Owned by Arafura Resources.

The REE mineralisation is hosted by fluorapatite bands (veins? dykes?).
The "cheralite" may be both Ce- and La-dominant.

The Nolans Bore deposit is located at the southern end of the Reynolds Range in the central Aileron Province of the Arunta Region. The Aileron Province comprises greenschist to granulite facies metamorphic rocks with protolith ages in the range 1865-1710 Ma.

[Note: assignment to Tennant Inlier to be confirmed.]

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
North Australian Element, AustraliaCraton
Arunta Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Aileron Province, Arunta Orogen, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA8817.pdf, http://www.arafuraresources.com.au/nol_geo.html; Louise Schoneveld, Carl Spandler & Kelvin Hussey (2014) Genesis of the Central Zone of the Nolans Bore Rare Earth Element Deposit, Northern Territory. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention; Schoneveld, L., Spandler, C., & Hussey, K. (2015). Genesis of the central zone of the Nolans Bore rare earth element deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170(2), 1-22.; Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
'Apatite'
Reference: Louise Schoneveld, Carl Spandler & Kelvin Hussey (2014) Genesis of the Central Zone of the Nolans Bore Rare Earth Element Deposit, Northern Territory. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
'Bastnäsite'
Reference: http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA8817.pdf, http://www.arafuraresources.com.au/nol_geo.html
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Schoneveld, L., Spandler, C., & Hussey, K. (2015). Genesis of the central zone of the Nolans Bore rare earth element deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170(2), 1-22.; Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
Cheralite
Formula: CaTh(PO4)2
Reference: http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA8817.pdf, http://www.arafuraresources.com.au/nol_geo.html; Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
'Cheralite-(Ce)'
Reference: http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA8817.pdf
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Louise Schoneveld, Carl Spandler & Kelvin Hussey (2014) Genesis of the Central Zone of the Nolans Bore Rare Earth Element Deposit, Northern Territory. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention; Schoneveld, L., Spandler, C., & Hussey, K. (2015). Genesis of the central zone of the Nolans Bore rare earth element deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170(2), 1-22.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA8817.pdf, http://www.arafuraresources.com.au/nol_geo.html; Louise Schoneveld, Carl Spandler & Kelvin Hussey (2014) Genesis of the Central Zone of the Nolans Bore Rare Earth Element Deposit, Northern Territory. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention; Schoneveld, L., Spandler, C., & Hussey, K. (2015). Genesis of the central zone of the Nolans Bore rare earth element deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170(2), 1-22.; Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
Galgenbergite-(Ce)
Formula: Ca(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4 · H2O
Reference: Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA8817.pdf; Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
'Monazite'
Reference: http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA8817.pdf, http://www.arafuraresources.com.au/nol_geo.html; Louise Schoneveld, Carl Spandler & Kelvin Hussey (2014) Genesis of the Central Zone of the Nolans Bore Rare Earth Element Deposit, Northern Territory. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention; Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
Stetindite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(SiO4)
Reference: Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
Synchysite-(Y)
Formula: CaY(CO3)2F
Reference: Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K. J., Mernagh, T. P., Fraser, G., & Champion, D. C. (2017). The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey
Thorianite
Formula: ThO2
Reference: Louise Schoneveld, Carl Spandler & Kelvin Hussey (2014) Genesis of the Central Zone of the Nolans Bore Rare Earth Element Deposit, Northern Territory. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention; Schoneveld, L., Spandler, C., & Hussey, K. (2015). Genesis of the central zone of the Nolans Bore rare earth element deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170(2), 1-22.
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Reference: http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA8817.pdf, http://www.arafuraresources.com.au/nol_geo.html; Louise Schoneveld, Carl Spandler & Kelvin Hussey (2014) Genesis of the Central Zone of the Nolans Bore Rare Earth Element Deposit, Northern Territory. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Louise Schoneveld, Carl Spandler & Kelvin Hussey (2014) Genesis of the Central Zone of the Nolans Bore Rare Earth Element Deposit, Northern Territory. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Thorianite4.DL.05ThO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Galgenbergite-(Ce)5.CC.40Ca(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4 · H2O
Synchysite-(Y)5.BD.20cCaY(CO3)2F
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Cheralite8.AD.50CaTh(PO4)2
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Stetindite-(Ce)9.AD.30Ce(SiO4)
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-
'Bastnäsite'-
'Cheralite-(Ce)'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Monazite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Thorianite5.1.1.2ThO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Synchysite-(Y)16a.1.3.2CaY(CO3)2F
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Cheralite38.4.3.5CaTh(PO4)2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Stetindite-(Ce)51.5.2.6Ce(SiO4)
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Apatite'-
'Bastnäsite'-
'Cheralite-(Ce)'-
Galgenbergite-(Ce)-Ca(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4 · H2O
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Monazite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Galgenbergite-(Ce)Ca(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4 · H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Galgenbergite-(Ce)Ca(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4 · H2O
C Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
OOxygen
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O ThorianiteThO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Stetindite-(Ce)Ce(SiO4)
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Galgenbergite-(Ce)Ca(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4 · H2O
O Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Stetindite-(Ce)Ce(SiO4)
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Galgenbergite-(Ce)Ca(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4 · H2O
Ca Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
YYttrium
Y Synchysite-(Y)CaY(CO3)2F
CeCerium
Ce Stetindite-(Ce)Ce(SiO4)
Ce Galgenbergite-(Ce)Ca(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)4 · H2O
ThThorium
Th CheraliteCaTh(PO4)2
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Th ThorianiteThO2

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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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 797968
calcrete 38497

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Description: Calcrete, travertine; calcareous cementing of bedrock and transported materials; pisolitic to nodular or massive; as low mounds, in playa lakes, valley calcrete, or in subsurface; may contain intercalated chalcedony; locally dissected and karstified

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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]

Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3188368
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

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

References

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Hussey, K.J. (2008) Report on NBDH37, a cored diamond drillhole at Nolans Bore P-REE-Th-U deposit, Reynolds Range, Arunta Region. Northern Territory Geological Survey Record 2008-005.
Schoneveld, L., Spandler , C., Hussey, K. (2014) Genesis of the Central Zone of the Nolans Bore Rare Earth Element Deposit, Northern Territory. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention.
Schoneveld, L., Spandler, C., Hussey, K. (2015) Genesis of the central zone of the Nolans Bore rare earth element deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170(2), 1-22.
Huston, D.L., Maas, R., Cross, A., Hussey, K.J., Mernagh, T.P., Fraser, G., Champion, D.C. (2017) The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years. AGES 2017 Proceedings, NT Geological Survey.

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