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Wheal Bassett (Nackara Quartzite), Oodla Wirra, Olary Province, South Australia, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Wheal Bassett (Nackara Quartzite)Mine
Oodla Wirra- not defined -
Olary ProvinceProvince
South AustraliaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 50' 47'' South , 139° 14' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -32.84639,139.23472
GeoHash:G#: r45j0k7xu
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Peterborough1,689 (2013)39.3km
Yunta102 (2016)41.5km
Minvalara156 (2018)45.6km
Terowie144 (2012)47.3km


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Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Delamerian Orogen, AustraliaOrogen

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Collection of Mark Willoughby
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: SA Geodata Database (2015), Mineral Deposit Details; Deposit Number: 1928
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: SA Geodata Database (2015), Mineral Deposit Details; Deposit Number: 1928
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: SA Geodata Database (2015), Mineral Deposit Details; Deposit Number: 1928
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: SA Geodata Database (2015), Mineral Deposit Details; Deposit Number: 1928
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: SA Geodata Database (2015), Mineral Deposit Details; Deposit Number: 1928
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: SA Geodata Database (2015), Mineral Deposit Details; Deposit Number: 1928
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: SA Geodata Database (2015), Mineral Deposit Details; Deposit Number: 1928

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AragoniteCaCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3186197
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Adelaide Fold Belt

Lithology: Sandstone,shale,limestone,siltstone,tillite,dolomite

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]

Cryogenian
635 - 720 Ma



ID: 829425
Burra Group

Age: Cryogenian (635 - 720 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Burra Group

Description: Siltstone, laminated; shale; sandstone, heavy mineral lamination, quartzose to feldspathic, cross bedding; dolomite, blue-grey to pale pink, lenticular.

Comments: argillaceous detrital sediment; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Argillaceous detrital sediment

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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