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Uley Graphite Mine (S.A. Graphite Ltd; Uley Graphite Sydicate; Graphite Ltd.), Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australiai
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Uley Graphite Mine (S.A. Graphite Ltd; Uley Graphite Sydicate; Graphite Ltd.)Mine
Port Lincoln- not defined -
Eyre PeninsulaPeninsula
South AustraliaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 47' 56'' South , 135° 42' 3'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -34.79889,135.70111
GeoHash:G#: r1b6pcn9c
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Tulka509 (2016)9.0km
Port Lincoln13,044 (2017)17.8km
North Shields446 (2014)24.0km
Wanilla258 (2018)33.3km
Wangary289 (2013)34.1km


Opened in 1866, this is possibly the most famous of the Graphite mines of the southern Eyre Peninsula, this locality was also the largest producer of Graphite (682.1 tons to 1951).

It is believed to have had a proven reserve of 14,500 tons at 15.7% C.


The open cut is now filled with water and the lease is in caretaker mode.

Note: Fossicking on this property is no longer allowed.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Gawler Craton, South Australia, AustraliaCraton

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Biotite'
Reference: Keeling, J. (2000). Uley graphite—a world-class resource. MESA Journal 18:6-11
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Keeling, J. (2000). Uley graphite—a world-class resource. MESA Journal 18:6-11
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Record of mines - Summary card No:52, Lincoln SI 5311; Keeling, J. (2000). Uley graphite—a world-class resource. MESA Journal 18:6-11
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Keeling, J. (2000). Uley graphite—a world-class resource. MESA Journal 18:6-11
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Record of mines - Summary card No:52, Lincoln SI 5311
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Keeling, J. (2000). Uley graphite—a world-class resource. MESA Journal 18:6-11
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Record of mines - Summary card No:52, Lincoln SI 5311; Keeling, J. (2000). Uley graphite—a world-class resource. MESA Journal 18:6-11

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O CalciteCaCO3
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
NaSodium
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O

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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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 744852
ferruginous duricrust 38498

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Description: Ferruginous duricrust, laterite; pisolitic, nodular, vuggy; may include massive to pisolitic ferruginous subsoil, mottled clays, magnesite, reworked products of ferruginous and siliceous duricrusts, calcrete, gossan; residual ferruginous saprolite

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3190163
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Comments: Gawler Craton

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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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Record of mines - Summary card No:52, Lincoln SI 5311
Keeling, J. (2000). Uley graphite—a world-class resource. MESA Journal 18:6-11


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