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Thalanga Mine, Charters Towers, Charters Towers Region, Queensland, Australiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 20' 10'' South , 145° 46' 29'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.33637,145.77473
GeoHash:G#: rhrsm1vuj
Owned/operated by:Red River Resources
Locality type:Mine (Active) - last checked 2019
Deposit first discovered:1975
Age:485.4 ± 1.9 to 470.0 ± 1.4 Ma
Geologic Time:Early Ordovician
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Southern Cross529 (2011)42.2km


Located approximately 60kms south-west of Charters Towers.

Mining commenced here around 1989 and worked until 1998, when the mine was placed on care and maintenance.

The mine was acquired by Red River Resources in 2014. In 2017 Red River entered into a three year agreement with Glencore for the sale of copper product.

The geology of the deposit comprises five semi-massive to massive sulphide lenses rich in zinc and lead. The ores and host rocks have been deformed and metamorphosed to upper greenschist facies.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Thomson Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Charters Towers Province, Thomson Orogen, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Paulick, H., Herrmann, W., & Gemmell, J. B. (2001). Alteration of felsic volcanics hosting the Thalanga massive sulfide deposit (Northern Queensland, Australia) and geochemical proximity indicators to ore. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1175-1200.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Paulick, H., Herrmann, W., & Gemmell, J. B. (2001). Alteration of felsic volcanics hosting the Thalanga massive sulfide deposit (Northern Queensland, Australia) and geochemical proximity indicators to ore. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1175-1200.; Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Paulick, H., Herrmann, W., & Gemmell, J. B. (2001). Alteration of felsic volcanics hosting the Thalanga massive sulfide deposit (Northern Queensland, Australia) and geochemical proximity indicators to ore. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1175-1200.; Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.; Hermann, W. (1994) Immobile Element Geochemistry of Altered Volcanics and Exhalites at the Thalanga Deposit, North Queensland. M.Econ. Geol. thesis, University of Tasmania, Australia, 71 pages.
'Biotite'
Reference: Paulick, H., Herrmann, W., & Gemmell, J. B. (2001). Alteration of felsic volcanics hosting the Thalanga massive sulfide deposit (Northern Queensland, Australia) and geochemical proximity indicators to ore. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1175-1200.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Herrmann, W., & Hill, A. P. (2001). The origin of chlorite-tremolite-carbonate rocks associated with the Thalanga volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit, North Queensland, Australia. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1149-1173.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Hermann, W. (1994) Immobile Element Geochemistry of Altered Volcanics and Exhalites at the Thalanga Deposit, North Queensland. M.Econ. Geol. thesis, University of Tasmania, Australia, 71 pages.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Herrmann, W., & Hill, A. P. (2001). The origin of chlorite-tremolite-carbonate rocks associated with the Thalanga volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit, North Queensland, Australia. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1149-1173.; Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.; Hermann, W. (1994) Immobile Element Geochemistry of Altered Volcanics and Exhalites at the Thalanga Deposit, North Queensland. M.Econ. Geol. thesis, University of Tasmania, Australia, 71 pages.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Herrmann, W., & Hill, A. P. (2001). The origin of chlorite-tremolite-carbonate rocks associated with the Thalanga volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit, North Queensland, Australia. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1149-1173.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Paulick, H., Herrmann, W., & Gemmell, J. B. (2001). Alteration of felsic volcanics hosting the Thalanga massive sulfide deposit (Northern Queensland, Australia) and geochemical proximity indicators to ore. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1175-1200.; Hermann, W. (1994) Immobile Element Geochemistry of Altered Volcanics and Exhalites at the Thalanga Deposit, North Queensland. M.Econ. Geol. thesis, University of Tasmania, Australia, 71 pages.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Hermann, W. (1994) Immobile Element Geochemistry of Altered Volcanics and Exhalites at the Thalanga Deposit, North Queensland. M.Econ. Geol. thesis, University of Tasmania, Australia, 71 pages.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Hermann, W. (1994) Immobile Element Geochemistry of Altered Volcanics and Exhalites at the Thalanga Deposit, North Queensland. M.Econ. Geol. thesis, University of Tasmania, Australia, 71 pages.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Paulick, H., Herrmann, W., & Gemmell, J. B. (2001). Alteration of felsic volcanics hosting the Thalanga massive sulfide deposit (Northern Queensland, Australia) and geochemical proximity indicators to ore. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1175-1200.
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Paulick, H., Herrmann, W., & Gemmell, J. B. (2001). Alteration of felsic volcanics hosting the Thalanga massive sulfide deposit (Northern Queensland, Australia) and geochemical proximity indicators to ore. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1175-1200.
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Herrmann, W., & Hill, A. P. (2001). The origin of chlorite-tremolite-carbonate rocks associated with the Thalanga volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit, North Queensland, Australia. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1149-1173.; Paulick, H., Herrmann, W., & Gemmell, J. B. (2001). Alteration of felsic volcanics hosting the Thalanga massive sulfide deposit (Northern Queensland, Australia) and geochemical proximity indicators to ore. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1175-1200.; Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Herrmann, W., & Hill, A. P. (2001). The origin of chlorite-tremolite-carbonate rocks associated with the Thalanga volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit, North Queensland, Australia. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1149-1173.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Herrmann, W., & Hill, A. P. (2001). The origin of chlorite-tremolite-carbonate rocks associated with the Thalanga volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit, North Queensland, Australia. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1149-1173.; Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.; Hermann, W. (1994) Immobile Element Geochemistry of Altered Volcanics and Exhalites at the Thalanga Deposit, North Queensland. M.Econ. Geol. thesis, University of Tasmania, Australia, 71 pages.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Herrmann, W., & Hill, A. P. (2001). The origin of chlorite-tremolite-carbonate rocks associated with the Thalanga volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit, North Queensland, Australia. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1149-1173.; Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.; Hermann, W. (1994) Immobile Element Geochemistry of Altered Volcanics and Exhalites at the Thalanga Deposit, North Queensland. M.Econ. Geol. thesis, University of Tasmania, Australia, 71 pages.
Römerite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
Siderotil
Formula: FeSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Herrmann, W., & Hill, A. P. (2001). The origin of chlorite-tremolite-carbonate rocks associated with the Thalanga volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit, North Queensland, Australia. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1149-1173.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Paulick, H., Herrmann, W., & Gemmell, J. B. (2001). Alteration of felsic volcanics hosting the Thalanga massive sulfide deposit (Northern Queensland, Australia) and geochemical proximity indicators to ore. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1175-1200.; Hermann, W. (1994) Immobile Element Geochemistry of Altered Volcanics and Exhalites at the Thalanga Deposit, North Queensland. M.Econ. Geol. thesis, University of Tasmania, Australia, 71 pages.
Szomolnokite
Formula: FeSO4 · H2O
Reference: Thienenkamp, M. (2004). Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Herrmann, W., & Hill, A. P. (2001). The origin of chlorite-tremolite-carbonate rocks associated with the Thalanga volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit, North Queensland, Australia. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1149-1173.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Hexahydrite7.CB.25MgSO4 · 6H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Rozenite7.CB.15FeSO4 · 4H2O
Römerite7.CB.75Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Siderotil7.CB.20FeSO4 · 5H2O
Szomolnokite7.CB.05FeSO4 · H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite29.6.8.1MgSO4 · 6H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Rozenite29.6.6.1FeSO4 · 4H2O
Siderotil29.6.7.2FeSO4 · 5H2O
Szomolnokite29.6.2.2FeSO4 · H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Römerite29.7.2.1Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'K Feldspar'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
H SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
H RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
H RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O HematiteFe2O3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
O SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
O RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
O RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S SphaleriteZnS
S SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
S SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
S RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
S RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe SzomolnokiteFeSO4 · H2O
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe SiderotilFeSO4 · 5H2O
Fe RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Fe RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 699716
colluvium 38491

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Colluvium and/or residual deposits, sheetwash, talus, scree; boulder, gravel, sand; may include minor alluvial or sand plain deposits, local calcrete and reworked laterite

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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]

Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 3186866
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone,conglomerate

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]

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Sommerville, B. L. (1992) Detailed mineragraphic study to optimise metallurgical performances at the Thalanga Mine, North Queensland, Australia (Doctoral dissertation, University of Queensland).
Hermann, W. (1994) Immobile Element Geochemistry of Altered Volcanics and Exhalites at the Thalanga Deposit, North Queensland. M.Econ. Geol. thesis, University of Tasmania, Australia, 71 pages.
Herrmann, W., Hill, A.P. (2001) The origin of chlorite-tremolite-carbonate rocks associated with the Thalanga volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit, North Queensland, Australia. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1149-1173.
Paulick, H., Herrmann, W., Gemmell, J.B. (2001) Alteration of felsic volcanics hosting the Thalanga massive sulfide deposit (Northern Queensland, Australia) and geochemical proximity indicators to ore. Economic Geology, 96(5), 1175-1200.
Thienenkamp, M. (2004) Post-closure mine hydrology and its impact on underground tailings disposal at the Thalanga mine, Queensland, Australia. Mine water, 85-90.

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