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Hick's Quarry (Hick's Iron Ore Quarry; Siberia Flux Quarry), Gladstone, South Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australiai
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Hick's Quarry (Hick's Iron Ore Quarry; Siberia Flux Quarry)Quarry
Gladstone- not defined -
South Flinders Ranges- not defined -
Flinders RangesMining Region
South AustraliaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 13' 21'' South , 138° 23' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Gladstone762 (2012)5.7km
Laura571 (2012)9.0km
Caltowie205 (2016)9.9km
Georgetown121 (2016)16.1km
Jamestown1,406 (2013)20.3km


Iron Ore Quarry, near Gladstone. The Hicks Bros. worked the quarry for about 20 years, then from 1895-1903 with B.H.P. under an agreement.
William Mantle, Charles Rayner &​ Thomas Rayner Hicks trading as HICKS Bros owned the quarry with huge deposits of high grade iron ore which they supplied to BHP between 1900 &​ 1903. The quarry closed down due to BHP commencing to mine at Iron Knob. When the Quarry worked, a private rail line &​ siding was built especially for loading of the flux going to BHP smelters at Port Pirie. Railway lines ran from the quarry to the siding which was called 'Yangya' after the hundred of Yangya. There is some dispute about the name. Later listings call it the 'Siberia siding', established specifically to serve the Siberia Flux Quarry (Hick's quarry). The siding was approximately 4 miles out from Gladstone &​ there were railway cottages there. Remains of these were still there in the 1940s

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6 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Dufrénite
Formula: Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 3899
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 3899
Leucophosphite
Formula: KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
'Limonite'
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 3899
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: SA Geodata Database, Deposit Number: 3899

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Cacoxenite8.DC.40Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Dufrénite8.DK.15Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Leucophosphite8.DH.10KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Dufrénite42.9.1.2Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Leucophosphite42.11.6.1KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Miscellaneous
Cacoxenite42.13.5.1Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
H CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
H DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
OOxygen
O LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
O CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
O DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
AlAluminium
Al CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
PPhosphorus
P LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
P CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
P DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Fe CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Fe DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)

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