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Mt Nelson quarry, Mt Nelson, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
42° 54' 45'' South , 147° 18' 32'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dynnyrne1,481 (2015)1.0km
Sandy Bay11,334 (2015)2.4km
Ridgeway267 (2015)2.4km
Hobart216,656 (2017)4.0km
Taroona2,980 (2015)4.9km


A small quarry by the the Southern outlet/Olinda Grove junction, with Permian fossiliferous rocks intruded by Jurassic dolerite, forming minor skarn-like assemblages with wollastonite, grossular, vesuvianite and other minerals, largely replacing fossils.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Bottrill and Baker, 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Bottrill and Baker, 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Bottrill and Baker, 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Vesuvianite
Formula: Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Reference: Bottrill and Baker, 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Bottrill and Baker, 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Vesuvianite9.BG.35Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
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)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1Ca19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
AlAluminium
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
SiSilicon
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
CaCalcium
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9
FeIron
Fe VesuvianiteCa19Fe3+Al4(Al6Mg2)(☐4)☐[Si2O7]4[(SiO4)10]O(OH)9

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Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.

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