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Kelvin and Maynes tin mine, Trial Harbour district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Kelvin and Maynes tin mineMine (Inactive)
Trial Harbour districtDistrict
West Coast municipalityMunicipality

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 55' 26'' South , 145° 13' 8'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.92415,145.21901
GeoHash:G#: r0x32xcq0
Locality type:Mine (Inactive) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

A number of open cuts, shallow shafts and adits
On Pykes Creek south of Trial Harbour Road, 15km W of Zeehan
Deposit Size 10 000 t - 1 000 000 t
Host Rock Ages Neoproterozoic
Mineralisation Ages Devonian
Form Placer, Stockwork, Vein (single, sheet, saddle)
Rock Type quartzite, slate
Commodities Tin
Gangue Pyrite, Quartz, Tourmaline

One of the few locations in Tasmania for wood tin.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: SnO2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Cassiterite var: Wood Tin
Formula: SnO2
Reference: R Bottrill, QVMAG collection, 2018
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: R Bottrill 2018 Unpub. MRT report
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Reference: R Bottrill 2018 Unpub. MRT report
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Blisset, 1962
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Blisset, 1962
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Blisset, 1962
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Formula: Sn
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
var: Wood Tin4.DB.05SnO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Wood Tin
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

H Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O QuartzSiO2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
F FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Mg Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Al FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
S PyriteFeS2
K FluorophlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn Cassiterite (var: Wood Tin)SnO2
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

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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Furongian - Miaolingian
485.4 - 509 Ma

ID: 930157
sediments 37519

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 509 Ma)

Description: Marine sedimentary sequences, minor volcanics in places

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic

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]

541 - 1000 Ma

ID: 3191628
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone,sandstone,siltstone

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


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Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Blisset, AH, 1962, MRT Document ER7914S0: Geological Survey Explanatory Report, One Mile Geological Map Series, Sheet 50 (7914S), Zeehan.
MRT Document GSB21: The South Heemskirk Tin Field
MRT Document OS_195: Report on the tin ore deposits of Mt Heemskirk
Company Report - Onshore 84_2140: Progress Report ML 4M/73 (Maynes) and ML 50M/81 (Kelvin) South Heemskirk Tasmania for Period March to December, 1983.
MRT Document UR1943_112_134: Report on South Heemskirk tin field.

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