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Turkey Well, Leonora Shire, Western Australia, Australiai
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Turkey WellWell
Leonora ShireShire
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28° 52' 32'' South , 120° 39' 6'' East
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Oldest known kimberlite at the time of writing.

Discovered by Stockdale Prospecting Limited in 1991 as a small weathered silicified macrocrystic kimberlite.

It shows relict olivine and phlogopite macrocrysts, and an altered groundmass of phlogopite and pseudomorphs after monticellite.

It is the third occurrence discovered for yimengite, a rare lithiophile element oxide, occurring at the site as a metosomatic alteration product of chromium spinel macrocrysts. It is rare at the deposit, associated with phlogopite, K-richterite, secondary diopside, Mg chromite, lindsleyite, Mg-Cr ilmenite, and Nb-Cr rutile.

Chomium rich spinel appears common, very rare pyrope-garnet and picro-ilmenite, with only two tiny diamond fragments found during drilling.

The site is just within the Menzies Shire, however access via the faint track to the remote location comes in from the east and the Leonora Shire, and it made sense to retain it under the latter shire to prevent confusion. It is not part of a goldfield or near a station homestead.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Ilmenite var:
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Lindsleyite
Formula: (Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Monticellite
Formula: CaMgSiO4
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Richterite
Formula: {Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Rutile var:
Formula: (Ti,Nb)O2
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).
Yimengite
Formula: K(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19
Reference: Kiviets, G. B., Phillips, D., Shee, S. R., Vercoe, S. C., Barton, E. S., Smith, C. B., & Fourie, L. F. (1998). 40Ar/39Ar dating of yimengite from Turkey Well kimberlite, Australia: the oldest and the rarest. Ext. Abstr. In 7th International Kimberlite Conference (pp. 432-434).

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
var: Picroilmenite4.CB.05(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Lindsleyite4.CC.40(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Magnesiochromite4.BB.05MgCr2O4
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var: Niobian Rutile4.DB.05(Ti,Nb)O2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Yimengite4.CC.45K(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Monticellite9.AC.10CaMgSiO4
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Richterite9.DE.20{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnesiochromite7.2.3.1MgCr2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
AB12X19
Yimengite7.4.1.2K(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB21O38
Lindsleyite8.5.1.8(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Monticellite51.3.2.1CaMgSiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Pyrope51.4.3a.1Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Richterite66.1.3b.9{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Ilmenite
var: Picroilmenite
-(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Rutile
var: Niobian Rutile
-(Ti,Nb)O2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O YimengiteK(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19
O Ilmenite (var: Picroilmenite)(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
O MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
O Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
O Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
O Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O RutileTiO2
NaSodium
Na Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg YimengiteK(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19
Mg Ilmenite (var: Picroilmenite)(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Mg MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Mg Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Mg Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
SiSilicon
Si MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
KPotassium
K YimengiteK(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca MonticelliteCaMgSiO4
Ca Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Richterite{Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti YimengiteK(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19
Ti Ilmenite (var: Picroilmenite)(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Ti Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr YimengiteK(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19
Cr Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Cr MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
FeIron
Fe YimengiteK(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19
Fe Ilmenite (var: Picroilmenite)(Fe2+,Mg)TiO3
Fe Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
SrStrontium
Sr Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
ZrZirconium
Zr Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38
NbNiobium
Nb Rutile (var: Niobian Rutile)(Ti,Nb)O2
BaBarium
Ba Lindsleyite(Ba,Sr)(Zr,Ca)(Fe,Mg)2(Ti,Cr,Fe)18O38

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