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Razorback mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 52' 4'' South , 145° 25' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.86771,145.42671
GeoHash:G#: r0x3v60qz
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


An abandoned small tin-lead mine north of Dundas; a fault-hosted deposit at the contact of Cambrian serpentinites and dolostone, with magnesian skarns.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill, R, 2015, unpub. MRT report
Brucite var: Nemalite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Rbottrill, 2015, Unpub. MRT report
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Bottrill, R & Baker, W 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Bottrill, R & Baker, W 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Chalcophanite
Formula: (Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: - Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.
'Chromite-Magnesiochromite Series'
Reference: R Bottrill, 2018, unpublished MRT report
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: R Bottrill & R Woolley, unpublished data 2017
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Bottrill, R, 2015, unpub. MRT report; - Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.
Dypingite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Description: Mixed with magnesite, nesquehonite etc, as a secondary mineral on a brucite-serpentine rock
Reference: R Bottrill & R Woolley, unpublished data 2017
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bottrill, R & Baker, W 2008, Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Giorgiosite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
Description: Mixed with magnesite, nesquehonite etc, and a secondary mineral on a brucite-serpentine rock
Reference: R Bottrill & R Woolley, unpublished data 2017
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: R Bottrill & R Woolley, unpublished data 2017
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: R Bottrill & R Woolley, unpublished data 2017
Nesquehonite
Formula: MgCO3 · 3H2O
Description: Mixed with magnesite, dypingite etc, as a secondary mineral on a brucite-serpentine rock
Reference: R Bottrill & R Woolley, unpublished data 2017
Pyroaurite
Formula: Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: R Bottrill & R Woolley, unpublished data 2017
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: - Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: - Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Bottrill, R, 2015, unpub. MRT report
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: - Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: - Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 254 pp.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Brucite'4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
var: Nemalite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Chalcophanite'4.FL.20(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Dolomite'5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
'Dypingite'5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
'Giorgiosite'5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
'Magnesite'5.AB.05MgCO3
Nesquehonite5.CA.05MgCO3 · 3H2O
Pyroaurite5.DA.50Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Rozenite7.CB.15FeSO4 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Chrysotile'9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chromite-Magnesiochromite Series'-
Serpentine Subgroup-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB3X7
Chalcophanite7.8.2.1(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Group 13 - ACID CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Nesquehonite13.1.5.1MgCO3 · 3H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Pyroaurite16b.6.2.3Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Dypingite16b.7.2.1Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Giorgiosite16b.7.2.2Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Rozenite29.6.6.1FeSO4 · 4H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Brucite
var: Nemalite
-Mg(OH)2
'Chromite-Magnesiochromite Series'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
H GiorgiositeMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
H Brucite (var: Nemalite)Mg(OH)2
H NesquehoniteMgCO3 · 3H2O
H PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
C GiorgiositeMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C NesquehoniteMgCO3 · 3H2O
C PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
OOxygen
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O CassiteriteSnO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
O GiorgiositeMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Brucite (var: Nemalite)Mg(OH)2
O NesquehoniteMgCO3 · 3H2O
O PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
MgMagnesium
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Mg GiorgiositeMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Brucite (var: Nemalite)Mg(OH)2
Mg NesquehoniteMgCO3 · 3H2O
Mg PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
MnManganese
Mn Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Chalcophanite(Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3186041
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone,sandstone,slate,quartzite,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]

Series 2 - Terreneuvian
509 - 541 Ma



ID: 707284
ultramafic rock 69569

Age: Cambrian (509 - 541 Ma)

Description: Peridotite, serpentinite and associated rocks. Includes Beaconsfield Ultramafic Complex

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

Lithology: Igneous ultramafic; 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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