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Telfer Mine, Rudall River District, East Pilbara Shire, Western Australia, Australiai
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A gold(-copper) mine located 500 km inland from Port Hedland, and about 80 km E of the Nifty copper deposit.
Owned by Newmont (70%) and BHP (30%) in 1984; by Newcrest Mining Ltd since 1990. Produced 117,000 ounces Au (1984).

Au-Cu deposit. Reef and stockwork domains in Proterozoic sediments, weakly metamorphosed, structurally deformed by folding and faulting and intruded by granites.
Famous for excellent chalcocite specimens.

Telfer is located in the Great Sandy Desert in the Paterson Province of Western Australia, approximately 450 kilometres east-south-east of Port Hedland. Telfer is approximately 1,300 kilometres by air and 1,900 kilometres by road from Perth.

The operation is comprised of two mines, Telfer Open Pit and Telfer Underground. Telfer Open Pit contains 2 open pits, Main Dome and West Dome. Open pit mining currently takes place in the Main Dome. The underground mine is located beneath the Main Dome open pit.

Situated in the Great Sandy Desert, the Telfer Au-Cu mine, is one of the most remote in the world. Some mineral specimen related literature on the internet note the mine is near Carnarvon. It is a very long walk from Carnarvon to the mine. Specimens are rare, as they are virtually all destroyed in the mining process. The deposit was discovered in 1971, and mining started in 1977. By the time it closed in 2000, 186t of Au had been produced. The closure was forced due to low prices, and problems the mine had in processing the low grade Au-Cu ore. Mining recommenced with an open pit in 2004 and then underground mining in mid 2006. The expected mine life of the open pit is 2023 and the underground workings 2015.

The ore bodies mined are hosted by the Telfer Formation, with the Malu Quartzite above, and the carbonate rich Puntapunta Formation below, within several other formations from the surface down. The Telfer Formation is mainly quartzites, sandstones and siltstones, 600-700 metres thick, and is aged late Mesoproterozoic to early Neoproterozoic.

The Telfer Formation contains a number of layers, from the base up:
2-5 m thick silicified siltstone with disseminated pyrite and siderite; 20-50 m poorly sorted quartz sandstone; 5-9 m fine grained siltstone, claystone, mudstone, minor carbonaceous limestone and calcareous sandstone with abundant pyrite and shortite pseudomorphs; 25-40 m fine grained quartz sandstone with silty or muddy interbeds; 1-4 m sideritic siltstone with minor fine grained sandstone and minor pyrite; 30-40 m stratified sequence of interbedded quartz sandstone and siltstone; 500 m well stratified calcareous and minor carbonaceous siltstones with interbedded sandstone; 10-90 m sandstone with pyrite.

Chalcocite is the main ore for the open pit, and chalcopyrite for the underground workings (Telfer Deeps). The mining area contains broad gentle domes, intruded by 680-620 Ma granitoids containing prophyry like Au-Cu, Au and W-Pb-Zn skarn mineralisation, and stratabound Au reefs.

These reefs are approximately 2 m thick, along the base of siltstone beds overlying a sandstone unit in the lower reaches of the Telfer Formation. The underground workings access at least eight main reefs. The supergene zone is 240-290 m below the surface and in some areas chalcocite has largely replaced pyrite. Mineralisation in the Main Dome extends to a depth of 1300 m, and 1500 m for the West Dome.

The main ore from the open pit was known as Middle Vale and E Reefs, being thin sheets of gold infused quartz-pyrite-chalcopyrite over a 20 square kilometre area. The primary minerals found are pyrite and quartz with gold, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, with minor bornite and chalcocite. Even more minor galena, sphalerite, scheelite, and Pb-Co-Ni sulphides. The pyrite could reach concentrations of up to 20% and extend 20-30 metres into the footwall as euhedral crystals in locally massive areas in quartz veins, or as course euhedral zones and fine grained mimicking the bedding structure of the host siltstones. Sericite, ankerite, dolomite, calcite, tourmaline and albite are said to be common.

In the 1990's, world class chalcocite crystals were found in what is known as the chalcocite blanket, which marks the present or past water table. The Western Australian Museum describes these as ranging from single crystals to clusters 6 cm across. A few are on a calcite matrix or are associated with calcite crystals. Cruciform twins, penetrating crystals and elongated prismatic crystals with arrowhead terminations are said to be common in the material they studied.

These crystals may never have come to the attention of the outside world if not for the actions of a miner working at the site. Figuring (probably correctly) they would be destroyed he removed a quantity, and then sold them to an Australian mineral dealer. These were sold at the 2001 Tuscon Show. A disagreement between two Australian mineral specimen dealers, resulted in the material being reported to Newcrest Mining, who called the police. The specimens were promptly withdrawn from sale. In 2004 the former employee faced court in Perth, and after a four day trial, the jury took one hour to acquit him of theft. The view of the court was the accused should be judged on the value of the material to Newcrest in its mining operations, that Newcrest would have destroyed the specimens in the mining process, which would have amounted to a few cents in metal content to the company. After the court case, Newcrest gave most of the specimens to Australian museums and some university geology departments. As such these chalcocite specimens are rare in private collections, being largely those bought in good faith, during the short time they were on sale.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Kalkarindji Igneous Province, Northern Territory, AustraliaGeologic Province
Central Australian Element, AustraliaCraton
Paterson Orogen, Western Australia, AustraliaOrogen
Yeneena Basin, Western Australia, AustraliaBasin

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Agardite-(Ce)
Formula: CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Agardite-(Nd)
Formula: NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. [as "Nd-dominant agardite"]
Agardite-(Y)
Formula: YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
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 Western Australia, 1987
Anilite
Formula: Cu7S4
Reference: Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Kim McDonald collection
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Reference: Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Habit: Elongated cruciform twins
Colour: Black
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.; Mineralogical Record (2001) 32:253
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Chenevixite
Formula: Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
'Chlorite Group'
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 Western Australia, 1987
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Clinoatacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Cornubite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Cornwallite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; Econ Geol (1997) 92:133-160
Dussertite
Formula: BaFe3+3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Geerite
Formula: Cu8S5
Reference: Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Mining Annual Review (1985): 41, 367.
Graphite
Formula: C
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 Western Australia, 1987
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Kësterite
Formula: Cu2ZnSnS4
Reference: Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Leucoxene
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 Western Australia, 1987
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:133-160
Mixite
Formula: BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; 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 Western Australia, 1987; Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; 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 Western Australia, 1987
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Reference: Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Variscite
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42. ; Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12, 25-42.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Anilite2.BA.10Cu7S4
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Geerite2.BA.05Cu8S5
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Kësterite 2.CB.15aCu2ZnSnS4
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Clinoatacamite3.DA.10bCu2(OH)3Cl
Iodargyrite3.AA.10AgI
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Bastnäsite-(Ce)5.BD.20aCe(CO3)F
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Agardite-(Ce)8.DL.15CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Agardite-(Nd)8.DL.15NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Agardite-(Y)8.DL.15YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Chenevixite8.DD.05Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cornubite8.BD.30Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cornwallite8.BD.05Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Dussertite8.BL.10BaFe3+3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Mixite8.DL.15BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Plumbogummite8.BL.10PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pseudomalachite8.BD.05Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Variscite8.CD.10AlPO4 · 2H2O
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Dravite9.CK.05Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
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'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
Leucoxene-
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Anilite2.4.7.5Cu7S4
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
Kësterite 2.9.2.9Cu2ZnSnS4
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
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 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Iodargyrite9.1.5.1AgI
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Bastnäsite-(Ce)16a.1.1.1Ce(CO3)F
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Variscite40.4.1.1AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Cornubite41.4.2.1Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cornwallite41.4.2.2Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Pseudomalachite41.4.3.1Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Dussertite41.5.10.1BaFe3+3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Agardite-(Y)42.5.1.2YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Mixite42.5.1.1BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Chenevixite42.7.10.1Cu2Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)4
Plumbogummite42.7.3.5PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Dravite61.3.1.9Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
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
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
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Agardite-(Ce)-CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Agardite-(Nd)-NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
Clinoatacamite-Cu2(OH)3Cl
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Geerite-Cu8S5
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Leucoxene-
'Manganese Oxides'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
H MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
H VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
H CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
H DussertiteBaFe33+(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
B DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C GraphiteC
C Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O RutileTiO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O CupriteCu2O
O TenoriteCuO
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
O MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
O VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
O CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
O DussertiteBaFe33+(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O AnataseTiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
Al PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si DraviteNa(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
P VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CovelliteCuS
S StibniteSb2S3
S BaryteBaSO4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S GeeriteCu8S5
S AniliteCu7S4
S Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti AnataseTiO2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe DussertiteBaFe33+(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu PseudomalachiteCu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu CopperCu
Cu Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ClinoatacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu GeeriteCu8S5
Cu AniliteCu7S4
Cu Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
AsArsenic
As ChenevixiteCu2Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)4
As MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
As CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
As DussertiteBaFe33+(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
As Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
Y Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AgSilver
Ag IodargyriteAgI
Ag SilverAg
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
SnTin
Sn Kësterite Cu2ZnSnS4
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
TeTellurium
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
IIodine
I IodargyriteAgI
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba DussertiteBaFe33+(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
Ce Agardite-(Ce)CeCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ce Bastnäsite-(Ce)Ce(CO3)F
NdNeodymium
Nd Agardite-(Nd)NdCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
BiBismuth
Bi MixiteBiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3186673
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Savory Group

Comments: Savory Basin

Lithology: Shale,sandstone,glacial deposits,conglomerate

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]

Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma



ID: 846826
Telfer Member

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Telfer Member

Description: Fine to medium grained quartz sandstone interbedded with clayey sandstone, siltstone and shale, pyritic quartzite, and minor carbonate rock

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

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic; argillaceous detrital sediment

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Mining Annual Review (1985): 41: 367.
Econ Geol (1997):92: 133-160.
Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. A. (2006): Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy (2006):12: 25-42
Ogilvie, A. L. (2014). Textural and LA-ICP-MS trace element chemistry analysis of pyrite and chalcopyrite from Telfer Au-Cu deposit, WA: implications for a multi-source ore system (Honors thesis).

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