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The West Coast Council is a local government area of Tasmania. It covers much of the west of Tasmania and is the largest Local Government Area of Tasmania by area, and the second least densely populated, after the Central Highlands. It takes in the West Coast Range and the towns of Strahan, Tullah, Queenstown, Zeehan and Rosebery.

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303 valid minerals. 7 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Localities:
Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Alstonite
Formula: BaCa(CO3)2
Habit: bipyramidal
Colour: white
Reference: SUTHERLAND, F. L. and BOTTRILL, R.S., 2004. Zeolites of western Tasmania. Australian Jnl. Mineralogy, 10, 59-72
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Bottrill RS & Baker, WE (in prep) Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania. Mineral Resources Tasmania
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Patterson, D.J., 1979, Renison mine, Tasmania. Unpub. PhD thesis, Uni. Tas.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
'Andradite-Uvarovite Series'
Reference: R Bottrill, unpub. data
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker, 2008; Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Arsenogorceixite ?
Formula: BaAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Description: described as weilerite (by XRD) - philipsbornite?
Reference: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~shanesrocks/mineralogy.htm
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Bottrill et al., in prep
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Description: Axinite skarn
Reference: Bottrill, RS, unpub data 2001
Auricupride
Formula: Cu3Au
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Axinite-(Fe)
Formula: Ca2Fe2+Al2BSi4O15OH
'Axinite Group'
Axinite-(Mg)
Formula: Ca2MgAl2BSi4O15OH
Reference: R Bottrill, unpub data
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Baileychlore
Formula: (Zn,Fe2+,Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania; Awid-Pascual, R., Kamenetsky, V. S., Goemann, K., Allen, N., Noble, T. L., Lottermoser, B. G., & Rodemann, T. (2015). The evolution of authigenic Zn–Pb–Fe-bearing phases in the Grieves Siding peat, western Tasmania. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170(2), 1-16.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Barytocalcite
Formula: BaCa(CO3)2
Habit: Bladed aggregates
Colour: pale brown to cream
Description: Crystals to 1.5cm
Reference: Ralph Bottrill collection, XRD confirmed
'Bastnäsite'
Bavenite
Formula: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Berzelianite
Formula: Cu2Se
Betekhtinite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Bianchite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
Description: post-mining efflorescence with goslarite
Reference: R Bottrrill, unpub. analyses
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Bitumen'
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Boothite
Formula: CuSO4 · 7H2O
Boracite ?
Formula: Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Description: Axinite skarn
Reference: Bottrill, RS, unpub data 2001
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Brucite var: Nemalite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Rbottrill, 2015, Unpub. MRT report
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Caledonite ?
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: M. Latham Collection 2011
Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8SnS6
Reference: STILLWELL, F. L.; EDWARDS, A . B . 1943. Mineral composition of the tin ores at Renison Bell, Tasmania. Proc . Australas. Inst. Min . Metall. 131-132: 173-186.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Cassiterite var: Wood Tin
Formula: SnO2
Reference: R Bottrill, QVMAG collection, 2018
Celsian
Formula: Ba(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey; Zaw, K., Large, R. R., & Huston, D. L. (1997). Petrologic and geochemical significance of a Devonian replacement zone in the Cambrian Rosebery massive sulfide deposit, western Tasmania. The Canadian Mineralogist, 35(5), 1325-1349.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Cerussite var: Chrome-Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Cervantite
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+O4
Reference: Bottrill et al., in prep
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Chalcophanite
Formula: ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Chlorargyrite var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
'Chromite-Magnesiochromite Series'
Reference: R Bottrill, 2018, unpublished MRT report
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Bottrill, R. S. (2010): Alluvial gold in Tasmania. Mineral Resources of Tasmania 11, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 28 pp.
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Clinochlore var: Chromian Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
'Clinochrysotile'
Clinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Cobaltite ?
Formula: CoAsS
Description: Coarse, pale pinkish white metallic grains to a few mm
Reference: Avebury mine geos
Connellite ?
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Reference: Bottrill, RS, unpub data 2001
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: R Bottrill, (in prep 2018)
Copper
Formula: Cu
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Coronadite
Formula: Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Crocoite
Formula: PbCrO4
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Cummingtonite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Danalite
Formula: Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S
Danburite
Formula: CaB2Si2O8
Description: Axinite skarn
Reference: Bottrill, RS, unpub data 2001
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Delafossite
Formula: CuFeO2
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Bottrill RS & Baker, WE (in prep) Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania. Mineral Resources Tasmania
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Dundasite (TL)
Formula: PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Habit: fibrous to botryoidal
Colour: white
Reference: N.R. Kemp and R.S. Bottrill : "Crocoite : mine is from which mine", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Dypingite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Description: Mixed with magnesite, nesquehonite etc, as a secondary mineral on a brucite-serpentine rock
Reference: R Bottrill & R Woolley, unpublished data 2017
Edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania; Råheim, A., 1976, Petrology of eclogites and surrounding schists from the Lyell highway—Collingwood river area. Journal Of The Geological Society Of Australia Vol. 23 (3) p. 313-327
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Elyite ?
Formula: Pb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: M. Latham Collection 2011
Emplectite ?
Formula: CuBiS2
Reference: Kitto, P.A., 1994, Structural and Geochemical controls on Mineralisation at Renison, Tasmania. Unpub. PhD thesis, Uni. Tas.
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: R Bottrill, (in prep 2018)
Erythrite ?
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Description: Axinite skarn
Reference: Bottrill, RS, unpub data 2001
Evansite
Formula: Al3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 923.
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'
Reference: R Bottrill, unpub.data; Bottrill, R.S., (2015) unpub consultant report, Mineral Resources Tasmania
Florencite-(Ce)
Formula: CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Fluoborite
Formula: Mg3(BO3)(F,OH)3
Reference: Kwak, T.A.P., and Nicholson, M. (1988): Mineralogical Magazine 52, 713-716.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Fluorophlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Fraipontite
Formula: (Zn,Al)3((Si,Al)2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Franckeite
Formula: Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Reference: STILLWELL, F. L.; EDWARDS, A . B . 1943. Mineral composition of the tin ores at Renison Bell, Tasmania. Proc . Australas. Inst. Min . Metall. 131-132: 173-186.
Franklinite
Formula: Zn2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Awid-Pascual, R., Kamenetsky, V. S., Goemann, K., Allen, N., Noble, T. L., Lottermoser, B. G., & Rodemann, T. (2015). The evolution of authigenic Zn–Pb–Fe-bearing phases in the Grieves Siding peat, western Tasmania. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170(2), 1-16.
Freieslebenite
Formula: AgPbSbS3
Reference: Sutton, P. (2012). Paul Ramdohr in Australia: Contributions to Mineralogy, Mineragraphy, Ore Genesis and Meteoritics Resulting from His Three Visits. Historical Records of Australian Science, 23(2), 142-158.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 50 localities in this region.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Gaspéite
Formula: Ni(CO3)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Gedrite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Geffroyite ?
Formula: (Cu,Fe,Ag)9(Se,S)8
Reference: Bottrill, R. S. (2000). A Mineralogical Field Guide for the Western Tasmania Minerals and Museums Tour.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Giorgiosite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5-6H2O
Description: Mixed with magnesite, nesquehonite etc, and a secondary mineral on a brucite-serpentine rock
Reference: R Bottrill & R Woolley, unpublished data 2017
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Gorceixite
Formula: BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Goslarite
Formula: ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Description: Post-mining effloresence and stalachtites, with bianchite
Reference: R Bottrrill, unpub. analyses
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Kitto, P.A., 1994, Structural and Geochemical controls on Mineralisation at Renison, Tasmania. Unpub. PhD thesis, Uni. Tas.
Greenalite
Formula: (Fe2+,Fe3+)2-3Si2O5(OH)4
Reference: Kwak, T.A.P., and Nicholson, M. (1988): Mineralogical Magazine 52, 713-716.
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Greigite ?
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2S4
Reference: Kitto, P.A., 1994, Structural and Geochemical controls on Mineralisation at Renison, Tasmania. Unpub. PhD thesis, Uni. Tas.
Grimaldiite
Formula: CrO(OH)
Description: With crocoite; amorphous, green-brown
Reference: Bottrill, unpub data; Kampf, A. R., Mills, S. J., Housley, R. M., Bottrill, R. S., & Kolitsch, U. (2012). Reynoldsite, Pb2Mn4+ 2 O5 (CrO4), a new phyllomanganate-chromate from the Blue Bell claims, California and the Red Lead mine, Tasmania. American Mineralogist, 97(7), 1187-1192.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
'Grossular-Uvarovite Series'
Reference: R. Bottrill (unpub. data)
Gunningite
Formula: ZnSO4 · H2O
Reference: Awid-Pascual, R., Kamenetsky, V. S., Goemann, K., Allen, N., Noble, T. L., Lottermoser, B. G., & Rodemann, T. (2015). The evolution of authigenic Zn–Pb–Fe-bearing phases in the Grieves Siding peat, western Tasmania. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170(2), 1-16.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Haapalaite ?
Formula: (Fe2+,Ni)2(Mg,Fe2+)1.61S2(OH)3.22
Description: Described as valeriite, but the deposit is very Cu-poor, and this related mineral is more likely
Reference: Bottrill, R. S., & Baker, W. E. (2008). A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Rosny Park, Tasmania: Mineral Resources Tasmania.
Harmotome
Formula: (Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Habit: Marburg twins
Colour: white
Reference: SUTHERLAND, F. L. and BOTTRILL, R.S., 2004. Zeolites of western Tasmania. Australian Jnl. Mineralogy, 10, 59-72
Hastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Hauchecornite
Formula: Ni9BiSbS8
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Helvine
Formula: Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Hendricksite
Formula: K(Zn,Mg,Mn2+)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Hidalgoite
Formula: PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Description: Only tested by XRD; maybe philipsbornite?
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Hinsdalite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: [Lancaster, 1980 - "Minerals and Gemstones of Tasmania", p29]
Hisingerite
Formula: Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Ralph Bottrill pers comm
'Histrixite'
Reference: Palache et al (1944), Dana's System of Mineralogy, Seventh ed., Vol. 1: 470.
'Hornblende'
Reference: R Bottrill, unpub data
Hulsite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg)2(Fe3+,Sn)(BO3)O2
Humite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)7(SiO4)3(F,OH)2
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania D.J Kilpatrick and P.A Roberts (1982) St. Dizier Area, Progress report August 1981 to June 1982- Report Gold Fields Exploration PTY. Limited
Hydrocerussite ?
Formula: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: M. Latham Collection 2011
Hydromagnesite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Hydrotalcite
Formula: Mg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Ilvaite
Formula: CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Iridium
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Iridium var: Osmiridium ?
Formula: (Ir,Os,Ru)
Reference: Keays, R. R., & Jowitt, S. M. (2013). The Avebury Ni deposit, Tasmania: A case study of an unconventional nickel deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 52, 4-17.
Jalpaite
Formula: Ag3CuS2
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jordanite
Formula: Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Reference: Brathwaite, R. L. (1969). The geology of the Rosebery ore deposit (Doctoral dissertation, University of Tasmania).; Zaw, K., Large, R. R., & Huston, D. L. (1997). Petrologic and geochemical significance of a Devonian replacement zone in the Cambrian Rosebery massive sulfide deposit, western Tasmania. The Canadian Mineralogist, 35(5), 1325-1349.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kegelite
Formula: Pb8Al4(Si8O20)(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
'K Feldspar'
Kobellite
Formula: Pb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
Reference: Brathwaite, R. L. (1969). The geology of the Rosebery ore deposit (Doctoral dissertation, University of Tasmania).; Zaw, K., Large, R. R., & Huston, D. L. (1997). Petrologic and geochemical significance of a Devonian replacement zone in the Cambrian Rosebery massive sulfide deposit, western Tasmania. The Canadian Mineralogist, 35(5), 1325-1349.
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Laurite
Formula: RuS2
Lead
Formula: Pb
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Lillianite ?
Formula: Pb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
Reference: Patterson, D.J., 1979, Renison mine, Tasmania. Unpub. PhD thesis, Uni. Tas.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Litharge ?
Formula: PbO
Reference: M. Latham Collection 2011
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Reference: BOTTRILL, R. S., and BAKER, W. E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania. 254 pages.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Löllingite ?
Formula: FeAs2
Description: Axinite skarn
Reference: Bottrill, RS, unpub data 2001
Ludwigite
Formula: Mg2Fe3+(BO3)O2
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Bottrill & Sorrell 2007; Keays, R. R., & Jowitt, S. M. (2013). The Avebury Ni deposit, Tasmania: A case study of an unconventional nickel deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 52, 4-17.
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Magnesio-foitite
Formula: (□,Na)(Mg2Al)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
Magnetite var: Nickeloan Magnetite
Formula: (Fe2+,Ni)Fe3+2O4
Reference: R. Bottrill (unpub. data)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Maldonite
Formula: Au2Bi
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey; Zaw, K., Large, R. R., & Huston, D. L. (1997). Petrologic and geochemical significance of a Devonian replacement zone in the Cambrian Rosebery massive sulfide deposit, western Tasmania. The Canadian Mineralogist, 35(5), 1325-1349.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Reference: Anderson, C. (1905) Mineralogical Notes 2. Records of the Australian Museum pp83-97
Matlockite ?
Formula: PbFCl
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Mawsonite (TL)
Formula: Cu6Fe2SnS8
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: R Bottrill, (in prep 2018)
Meneghinite
Formula: Pb13CuSb7S24
Reference: Brathwaite, R. L. (1969). The geology of the Rosebery ore deposit (Doctoral dissertation, University of Tasmania).; Zaw, K., Large, R. R., & Huston, D. L. (1997). Petrologic and geochemical significance of a Devonian replacement zone in the Cambrian Rosebery massive sulfide deposit, western Tasmania. The Canadian Mineralogist, 35(5), 1325-1349.
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Reference: Zaw, K., Large, R. R., & Huston, D. L. (1997). Petrologic and geochemical significance of a Devonian replacement zone in the Cambrian Rosebery massive sulfide deposit, western Tasmania. The Canadian Mineralogist, 35(5), 1325-1349.
'Mica Group'
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Patterson, D.J., 1979, Renison mine, Tasmania. Unpub. PhD thesis, Uni. Tas.
Mountkeithite
Formula: [(Mg1-xFe3+x)(OH)2][SO4]x/2 · nH2O
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Batchelorite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Petterd, W.F. (1910) Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania, p. 22, no. 39.; Bothwell, D.I. and Moss, A.A. (1957) The nature of batchelorite. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 31, n° 239, 700.
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Muscovite var: Phengite
Formula: KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Reference: Råheim, A., 1976, Petrology of eclogites and surrounding schists from the Lyell highway—Collingwood river area. Journal Of The Geological Society Of Australia Vol. 23 (3) p. 313-327
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Natroalunite
Formula: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Bottrill RS & Baker, WE (in prep) Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania. Mineral Resources Tasmania
Nesquehonite
Formula: MgCO3 · 3H2O
Description: Mixed with magnesite, dypingite etc, as a secondary mineral on a brucite-serpentine rock
Reference: R Bottrill & R Woolley, unpublished data 2017
Nickel
Formula: Ni
Reference: Bottrill & Baker in press - Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania
'Nickelalumite'
Formula: (Ni,Cu)Al4(SO4,(NO3)2)(OH)12 · 3H2O
Reference: Bottrill (unpub); Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Nickelskutterudite
Formula: (Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Reference: Kitto, P.A., 1994, Structural and Geochemical controls on Mineralisation at Renison, Tasmania. Unpub. PhD thesis, Uni. Tas.
Olivenite ?
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Description: Axinite skarn
Reference: Bottrill, RS, unpub data 2001
Olivenite var: Leucochalcite ?
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Omphacite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania; Råheim, A., 1976, Petrology of eclogites and surrounding schists from the Lyell highway—Collingwood river area. Journal Of The Geological Society Of Australia Vol. 23 (3) p. 313-327
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: R Bottrill, unpub.data; Bottrill, R.S., (2015) unpub consultant report, Mineral Resources Tasmania
Orcelite
Formula: Ni5-xAs2, x ~ 0.25
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Osmium
Formula: (Os,Ir,Ru)
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Osmium var: Rhodic Nevyanskite
Formula: (Os, Ir, Rh)
Reference: G. A. Albertson Data
Palladium
Formula: (Pd,Pt)
Paragonite
Formula: NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Patrónite
Formula: VS4
Reference: Threader, V. M. (1965) The Mount Remus Prospect. UNPUBLISHED REPORT 1965/11
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Reference: - Reid R. Keays & Simon M. Jowitt (2013): The Avebury Ni deposit, Tasmania: A case study of an unconventional nickel deposit. Ore Geology Reviews 52, 4-17.
Petterdite (TL)
Formula: PbCr3+2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Type Locality:
Description: Fine grained lilac rims on galena, with crocoite, cerussite, anglesite.
Reference: Birch, W.D., Kolitsch, U., Witzke, T., Nasdala, L. & Bottrill, R.S. 2001, Petterdite, the Cr-dominant analogue of dundasite, a new mineral species from Dundas, Tasmania, Australia and Callenberg, Saxony, Germany. Canadian Mineral., v. 38, p. 1467-1476.; Kampf, A. R., Mills, S. J., Housley, R. M., Bottrill, R. S., & Kolitsch, U. (2012). Reynoldsite, Pb2Mn4+ 2 O5 (CrO4), a new phyllomanganate-chromate from the Blue Bell claims, California and the Red Lead mine, Tasmania. American Mineralogist, 97(7), 1187-1192.
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Philipsbornite (TL)
Formula: PbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Description: Yellow, green, grey, fine grained, with crocoite
Reference: Walenta, K., Zwiener, M. and Dunn, P. 1982. Philipsbornite, a new mineral of the crandallite series, from Dundas, Tasmania. Neues Jahrb. Mineral. Monatsh. p. 1-5.; Kampf, A. R., Mills, S. J., Housley, R. M., Bottrill, R. S., & Kolitsch, U. (2012). Reynoldsite, Pb2Mn4+ 2 O5 (CrO4), a new phyllomanganate-chromate from the Blue Bell claims, California and the Red Lead mine, Tasmania. American Mineralogist, 97(7), 1187-1192.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Phosgenite
Formula: Pb2CO3Cl2
Platinum
Formula: Pt
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Awid-Pascual, R., Kamenetsky, V. S., Goemann, K., Allen, N., Noble, T. L., Lottermoser, B. G., & Rodemann, T. (2015). The evolution of authigenic Zn–Pb–Fe-bearing phases in the Grieves Siding peat, western Tasmania. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170(2), 1-16.
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Bottrill & Baker (in prep) Catalogue of minerals of Tasmania
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 46 localities in this region.
Pyroaurite
Formula: Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O