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Edna May Gold Mine, Westonia, Westonia Shire, Western Australia, Australiai
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Name(s) in local language(s):Edna May mine
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 17' 29'' South , 118° 41' 58'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -31.29139,118.69944
GeoHash:G#: qdkmvpd63
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Westonia213 (2013)1.3km
Burracoppin323 (2013)23.8km
Moorine Rock189 (2013)40.7km
Merredin2,668 (2012)45.5km


Open cut gold mine, currently operated by Evolution Mining. The Edna May mine is located near the northern end of the Westonia Greenstone Belt in Western Australia's Archaean Yilgarn Craton. The Westonia Greenstone Belt comprises a series of outliers of predominantly amphibolite-grade metamorphic rocks extending approximately 100km WNW from near Edwards Find, south of Southern Cross. The remainder of the terrane comprises granitic rocks and their metamorphosed equivalents.

The Edna May gold mineralisation is hosted within three en echelon tonalitic gneiss intrusions, namely Edna May, Greenfinch and Golden Point. The deposits are bound to the north and south by an ultramafic ampbibolite.

Current resource at Edna May is 48Mt at 1.0 g/t Au. Current annual production is 70-80koz Au.

A Western Australian Museum field trip to the mine took place in October 2009, during which full access was granted to collect from historical mine dumps and stockpiles. Two days of collecting yielded very little specimen material. None of the interesting secondary lead minerals reported by Simpson (1948) e.g. crocoite and tungsten-bearing wulfenite, were found. Such minerals in the oxide zone of orogenic gold deposits are often associated with high grade secondary gold mineralisation, and hence were usually earmarked for processing.

The deposit is found in a small greenstone roof pendant in granite. The sequence shows metamorphosed interbedded mafic schist, amphibolite schist, coarse grained amphibolite, hornblende-biotite schist, gneisses and some ultramafic rocks. The greenstone is sheared and highly contorted, dipping 50 degrees north-east. The greenstone is intruded by pegmatite and hornblende dykes.

The host to the mineralisation is an elongate north-west trending lens of biotite-hornblende gneiss, 420 metres long by 140 metres wide, as an enclave in mafic rocks.

The mineralisation is within thick folded quartz pegmatite reefs in fissures. The quartz is milky white and translucent. The source states rows of fluid inclusions have been found in the quartz. The gold is disseminated in the quartz, some feldspar and wolfram mineralisation, rather than in sulphides, although paradoxically gold grades are directly related to sulphide abundance. Gibb-Maitland states there was considerable masses of scheelite and wolframite, several inches in diameter in coarsely crystallised pegmatite veins, below the 550 foot level.

There are four parallel reefs called Edna May, South, Middle, and Consolidated. The reefs fold into an anticline, pitching 50 degrees north-west, and intersects at the surface as a boomerang shaped outcrop (now likely gone through mining). The reefs are broken into vertical offset sections by low angle faults, cut by granite dykes, and mafic dykes.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
West Australian Element, Western Australia, AustraliaCraton
Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia, AustraliaCraton

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
'Apatite'
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
'Biotite'
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Crocoite
Formula: PbCrO4
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 1, p113
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 2, p124
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Hisingerite
Formula: Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Hydrokenoelsmoreite
Formula: 2W2O6(H2O)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Hydrokenoelsmoreite var: Ferritungstite
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth. ; Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 2, p 284
'Hypersthene'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Reference: Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 1, p113
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Kaolinite var: Chrome-Kaolinite
Formula: (Al,Cr)2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 3, p 26; Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 2, p124
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 1, p113
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Pucherite
Formula: Bi(VO4)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mock, C. et al (1987), Gold Deposits of Western Australia, BMR, Datafile (MINDEP), Resource Deposit 3, Dept of Primary Industries and Energy, Bur of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth Government of Australia, 1987
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Mock, C. et al (1987), Gold Deposits of Western Australia, BMR, Datafile (MINDEP), Resource Deposit 3, Dept of Primary Industries and Energy, Bur of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth Government of Australia, 1987
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
'Xenotime'
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.
Zoisite
Formula: Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Reference: Simpson, E.S., (1948) Minerals of Western Australia. Volume 1-3. Government Printer, Perth.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ferberite4.DB.30FeWO4
Hydrokenoelsmoreite4.DH.152W2O6(H2O)
var: Ferritungstite4.DH.152W2O6(H2O)
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Crocoite7.FA.20PbCrO4
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pucherite8.AD.40Bi(VO4)
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Andesine9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Labradorite9.FA.35(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Anthophyllite9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Antigorite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
'Halloysite'9.ED.10Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Hisingerite9.ED.10Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
var: Chrome-Kaolinite9.ED.05(Al,Cr)2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Zoisite9.BG.10Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 35 - ANHYDROUS CHROMATES
AXO4
Crocoite35.3.1.1PbCrO4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Pucherite38.4.6.1Bi(VO4)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Ferberite48.1.1.2FeWO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
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)
Zoisite58.2.1b.1Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Halloysite'71.1.1.4Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Hisingerite71.1.5.2Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite
var: Andesine
-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
var: Oligoclase-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Labradorite-(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-
Hydrokenoelsmoreite-2W2O6(H2O)
var: Ferritungstite-2W2O6(H2O)
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
var: Chrome-Kaolinite-(Al,Cr)2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
H Kaolinite (var: Chrome-Kaolinite)(Al,Cr)2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O CrocoitePbCrO4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O FerberiteFeWO4
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O PucheriteBi(VO4)
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O RutileTiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O SideriteFeCO3
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O QuartzSiO2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
O Kaolinite (var: Chrome-Kaolinite)(Al,Cr)2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na HaliteNaCl
MgMagnesium
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al Kaolinite (var: Chrome-Kaolinite)(Al,Cr)2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si HalloysiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si Kaolinite (var: Chrome-Kaolinite)(Al,Cr)2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl HaliteNaCl
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca Anorthite (var: Labradorite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ZoisiteCa2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
VVanadium
V PucheriteBi(VO4)
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr CrocoitePbCrO4
Cr Kaolinite (var: Chrome-Kaolinite)(Al,Cr)2(Si2O5)(OH)4
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe FerberiteFeWO4
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe HisingeriteFe23+(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
CuCopper
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
WTungsten
W FerberiteFeWO4
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
W Hydrokenoelsmoreite2W2O6(H2O)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb CrocoitePbCrO4
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
BiBismuth
Bi PucheriteBi(VO4)

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Neoarchean : 2744 Ma to 2726 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Precambrian
 Archean
  Neoarchean
ⓘ Molybdenite (youngest age)2726 Ma
ⓘ Molybdenite (oldest age)2744 Ma

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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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 831684
undivided metamorphosed igneous and sedimentary rocks 74367

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Description: Komatiitic basalt, quartz-muscovite-andalusite schist, basalt, dacitic porphyry, granite with greenstone rafts, agglomerate, talc schist, banded gneiss, quartzite, amphibolite, schist, ultramafic rocks, banded iron formation, dolerite, granite

Comments: igneous mafic volcanic; meta-igneous ultramafic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous mafic volcanic; meta-igneous ultramafic

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]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 3189638
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Comments: Yilgarn Craton

Lithology: Amphibolite/granulite grade orthogneiss

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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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Simpson, E.S.(1948): Minerals of Western Australia (1948): 1-3:
Mock, C., Elliott, B.G., Ewers, G.R., Lorenz, R.P. (1987), Gold Deposits of Western Australia, BMR, Datafile (MINDEP), Resource Deposit 3, Department of Primary Industries and Energy, Bureau of Mineral Resources Geology and Geophysics, Commonwealth Government of Australia, 1987
Gibb-Maitland, A. (1919), The Tungsten Deposits of Western Australia, Geological Survey of Western Australia, State Government of Western Australia, 1919

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