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Mount Isa smelter slag locality, Mount Isa Mines, Mount Isa, Mount Isa City Shire, Queensland, Australiai
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Mount Isa smelter slag localitySlag Locality
Mount Isa MinesGroup of Mines
Mount IsaMountain
Mount Isa City ShireShire
QueenslandState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 43' 33'' South , 139° 28' 42'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.72584,139.47856
GeoHash:G#: rh74jfvpn
Locality type:Slag Locality
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mount Isa22,785 (2013)1.9km


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Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
North Australian Element, AustraliaCraton
Mount Isa Orogen, Queensland, AustraliaOrogen
Leichhardt River Domain, Mount Isa Orogen, Queensland, AustraliaDomain

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6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Riley, J. F. (1978): Slag occurrences of djerfisherite and iscorite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1978, 433-439.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Riley, J. F. (1978): Slag occurrences of djerfisherite and iscorite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1978, 433-439.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Riley, J. F. (1978): Slag occurrences of djerfisherite and iscorite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1978, 433-439.
Djerfisherite
Formula: K6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Reference: Riley, J. F. (1978): Slag occurrences of djerfisherite and iscorite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1978, 433-439.
'Iscorite'
Formula: Fe2+5Fe3+2SiO10
Reference: Riley, J. F. (1978): Slag occurrences of djerfisherite and iscorite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1978, 433-439.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Riley, J. F. (1978): Slag occurrences of djerfisherite and iscorite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1978, 433-439.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Riley, J. F. (1978): Slag occurrences of djerfisherite and iscorite. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1978, 433-439.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Djerfisherite2.FC.05K6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Iscorite'-Fe2+5Fe3+2SiO10

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Chlor-sulfides
Djerfisherite2.15.2.1K6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Iscorite'-Fe2+5Fe3+2SiO10

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O IscoriteFe52+Fe23+SiO10
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
SiSilicon
Si IscoriteFe52+Fe23+SiO10
SSulfur
S DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
S TroiliteFeS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
ClChlorine
Cl DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
KPotassium
K DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
FeIron
Fe DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Fe IscoriteFe52+Fe23+SiO10
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
NiNickel
Ni DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
CuCopper
Cu DjerfisheriteK6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CopperCu
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4

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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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3186492
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Mount Isa Block

Lithology: Mafic volcanic 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]

Statherian
1600 - 1800 Ma



ID: 694051
Mount Isa Group

Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mount Isa Group

Description: Siltstone, shale, commonly dolomite, minor sandstone, conglomerate.

Comments: argillaceous detrital sediment; sedimentary carbonate; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Argillaceous detrital sediment; sedimentary carbonate

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

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