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Ambassador U prospect, Mulga Rocks U prospects, Queen Victoria Springs Nature Reserve, Menzies Shire, Western Australia, Australiai
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Ambassador U prospectProspect
Mulga Rocks U prospectsGroup of Prospects
Queen Victoria Springs Nature Reserve- not defined -
Menzies ShireShire
Western AustraliaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 7' 49'' South , 123° 29' 56'' East (est.)
Margin of Error:~0km
Locality type:Prospect
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Mid-Eocene lignite in several paleochannels at Mulga Rock with uranium mineralization.

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18 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Brannerite
Formula: (U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
'Lignite'
Reference: Douglas GB, Gray DJ, Butt CRM (1993) Geochemistry, mineralogy and hydrogeochemistry of the ambassador multi-element lignite deposit, Western Australia. Rep no. 108 Min Energ Res Inst West Aust. p 85
'Monazite'
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
'Pyrobitumen'
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
'Pyrobitumen var: Thucholite'
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Selenium
Formula: Se
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
'Unnamed (Ca–Ce–Sm–Nd Silicate)'
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
'Xenotime'
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
'Selenium'1.CC.10Se
'Sulphur'1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Anatase'4.DD.05TiO2
'Brannerite'4.DH.05(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
'Uraninite'4.DL.05UO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Coffinite'9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
'Kaolinite'9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Zircon'9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Lignite'-
'Monazite'-
'Pyrobitumen'-
'var: Thucholite'-
'Unnamed (Ca–Ce–Sm–Nd Silicate)'-
'Xenotime'-

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Selenium1.3.4.1Se
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Brannerite8.3.4.1(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Lignite'-
'Monazite'-
'Pyrobitumen'-
'var: Thucholite'-
'Unnamed (Ca–Ce–Sm–Nd Silicate)'-
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
O CassiteriteSnO2
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O UraniniteUO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S SulphurS8
CaCalcium
Ca Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SeSelenium
Se SeleniumSe
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
ThThorium
Th Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
UUranium
U Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U UraniniteUO2

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Douglas GB, Gray DJ, Butt CRM (1993) Geochemistry, mineralogy and hydrogeochemistry of the ambassador multi-element lignite deposit, Western Australia. Rep no. 108 Min Energ Res Inst West Aust. p 85
Douglas, G. B., Butt, C. R., & Gray, D. J. (2011). Geology, geochemistry and mineralogy of the lignite-hosted Ambassador palaeochannel uranium and multi-element deposit, Gunbarrel Basin, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 46(7), 761-787.


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