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Weipa Mine, Weipa, Cape York Peninsula, Cook Shire, Queensland, Australiai
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Weipa MineMine
Weipa- not defined -
Cape York PeninsulaPeninsula
Cook ShireShire
QueenslandState
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12° 40' South , 141° 52' East
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Weipa2,830 (2012)5.0km
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An aluminum mine in bauxite ore.

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6 valid minerals.

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Böhmite
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: Taylor, G., & Eggleton, R. A. (2008). Genesis of pisoliths and of the Weipa Bauxite deposit, northern Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(S1), S87-S103.
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: Taylor, G., & Eggleton, R. A. (2008). Genesis of pisoliths and of the Weipa Bauxite deposit, northern Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(S1), S87-S103.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Taylor, G., & Eggleton, R. A. (2008). Genesis of pisoliths and of the Weipa Bauxite deposit, northern Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(S1), S87-S103.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Mining Annual Review (1985): 130.; Taylor, G., & Eggleton, R. A. (2008). Genesis of pisoliths and of the Weipa Bauxite deposit, northern Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(S1), S87-S103.
Maghemite
Formula: (Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Reference: Taylor, G., & Eggleton, R. A. (2008). Genesis of pisoliths and of the Weipa Bauxite deposit, northern Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(S1), S87-S103.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Taylor, G., & Eggleton, R. A. (2008). Genesis of pisoliths and of the Weipa Bauxite deposit, northern Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(S1), S87-S103.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Böhmite4.FE.15AlO(OH)
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Maghemite4.BB.15(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Maghemite4.3.7.1(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Böhmite6.1.2.1AlO(OH)
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H BöhmiteAlO(OH)
OOxygen
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Maghemite(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O BöhmiteAlO(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al BöhmiteAlO(OH)
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
FeIron
Fe Maghemite(Fe3+0.670.33)Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3

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Mining Annual Review (1985): 130.
Taylor, G., & Eggleton, R. A. (2008). Genesis of pisoliths and of the Weipa Bauxite deposit, northern Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(S1), S87-S103.

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