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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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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° 40' South , 141° 52' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -12.66667,141.86667
GeoHash:G#: rjszuq05k
Owned/operated by:Rio Tinto Group
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


An aluminum mine in bauxite ore.

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Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Bauxite'
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.
'commodity:Bauxite (Aluminium)'
Formula: Al
Reference:  
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+2O3
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
'Böhmite'4.FE.15AlO(OH)
'Gibbsite'4.FE.10Al(OH)3
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Maghemite'4.BB.15Fe3+2O3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bauxite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Maghemite4.3.7.1Fe3+2O3
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, Rocks, etc.
'Bauxite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BöhmiteAlO(OH)
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
OOxygen
O BöhmiteAlO(OH)
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O HematiteFe2O3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MaghemiteFe23+O3
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al BöhmiteAlO(OH)
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MaghemiteFe23+O3

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: 849915
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]

Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 3185715
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Comments: surficial deposits; Carpentaria Basin

Lithology: Unconsolidated sand, gravel and mud

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]

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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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