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Orient Mine, Mt Heemskirk mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Orient MineMine
Mt Heemskirk mineral fieldMountain
Zeehan districtDistrict
West Coast municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 55' 25'' South , 145° 13' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.92371,145.22903
GeoHash:G#: r0x38b089
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


An abandoned tin mine with a series of shafts, adits and trenches, parallel quartz and greisen veins, in Devonian granite, south of the Trial Harbour Rd.

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Avebury Nickel Metallogenic Province, Tasmania, Australia

149 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List


10 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT
'Granite'
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT'
'Greisen'
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT'
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: MRT database
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT; MRT database
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT; MRT database
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Tasmania Department of Mines - Geological Survey Explanatory Report - Zeehan - by A. H. BLISSETT
'commodity:Tin'
Formula: Sn
Reference:  
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: MRT database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Phlogopite'9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Schorl'9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Granite'-
'Greisen'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Granite'-
'Greisen'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
SSulfur
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

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]

Neoproterozoic
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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