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Molyneux's rush, Coocoran Opal Fields, Lightning Ridge, Finch Co., New South Wales, Australiai
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Molyneux's rush- not defined -
Coocoran Opal Fields- not defined -
Lightning RidgeRidge
Finch Co.County
New South WalesState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
29° 26' 54'' South , 147° 46' 54'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Lightning Ridge2,685 (2012)19.2km
Cumborah493 (2013)33.2km
Goodooga330 (2012)49.1km


Opal mining commenced at this site about 1987 after it was discovered by the Molyneux family.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Eromanga Basin, AustraliaBasin
Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Eastern Province, Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.
Opal var: Black Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.
Opal var: Precious Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.
Opal var: Shell Opal
Reference: Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.
Opal var: Wood Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Black Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Precious Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Shell Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Wood Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Black Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Precious Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Shell Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Wood Opal-SiO2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Opal (var: Black Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H Opal (var: Precious Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
OOxygen
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Opal (var: Black Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O Opal (var: Precious Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Opal (var: Black Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Opal (var: Precious Opal)SiO2 · nH2O

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Smith, E. & R. (1999): Black Opal Fossils of Lightning Ridge - Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong, Kangaroo Press, East Roseville.
Cram, L. (2004): A Journey with Colour, Vol 2, Part B - A History of Lightning Ridge Opal 1873-2003, Len Cram.

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