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Wetar Base Metal Sulphide and Baryte deposits, Wetar Island, Maluku Province, Maluku Islands (Moluccas), Indonesiai
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Wetar Base Metal Sulphide and Baryte depositsGroup of Deposits
Wetar IslandIsland
Maluku ProvinceProvince
Maluku Islands (Moluccas)Group of Islands
IndonesiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
7° South , 126° East (est.)
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Margin of Error:
~62km
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Precious metal-rich volcanogenic massive base metal sulphide and barite deposits

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Timor PlateTectonic Plate

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34 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Arsenbrackebuschite
Formula: Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Arsendescloizite
Formula: PbZn(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Jordanite
Formula: Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Karibibite
Formula: Fe3+3(As3+O2)4(As3+2O5)(OH)
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Luzonite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Moschellandsbergite
Formula: Ag2Hg3
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Perroudite
Formula: Hg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Römerite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: Mineralium Deposita (2005) 40: 76–99

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Moschellandsbergite1.AD.15dAg2Hg3
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Jordanite2.JB.30aPb14(As,Sb)6S23
Luzonite2.KA.10Cu3AsS4
Perroudite2.FC.20cHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Karibibite4.JA.15Fe3+3(As3+O2)4(As3+2O5)(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite7.BC.10Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Römerite7.CB.75Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Arsenbrackebuschite8.BG.05Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Arsendescloizite8.BH.35PbZn(AsO4)(OH)
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

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
Moschellandsbergite1.1.8.1Ag2Hg3
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
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
Chlor-sulfides
Perroudite2.15.5.1Hg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Luzonite3.2.2.1Cu3AsS4
3 <ø < 4
Jordanite3.3.1.1Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB4X9
Karibibite7.10.2.1Fe3+3(As3+O2)4(As3+2O5)(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Römerite29.7.2.1Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Plumbojarosite30.2.5.6Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
Arsenbrackebuschite40.2.8.2Pb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Arsendescloizite41.5.1.9PbZn(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaribibiteFe33+(As3+O2)4(As23+O5)(OH)
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O AnglesitePbSO4
O RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaribibiteFe33+(As3+O2)4(As23+O5)(OH)
O CerussitePbCO3
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S AnglesitePbSO4
S RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
S AcanthiteAg2S
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S CinnabarHgS
S LuzoniteCu3AsS4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S CovelliteCuS
S TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe KaribibiteFe33+(As3+O2)4(As23+O5)(OH)
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Fe TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu LuzoniteCu3AsS4
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)
As KaribibiteFe33+(As3+O2)4(As23+O5)(OH)
As JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As LuzoniteCu3AsS4
As ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
BrBromine
Br PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
AgSilver
Ag MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
Ag PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
SbAntimony
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
IIodine
I PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg MoschellandsbergiteAg2Hg3
Hg PerrouditeHg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb ArsendescloizitePbZn(AsO4)(OH)
Pb PlumbojarositePb0.5Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb JordanitePb14(As,Sb)6S23
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb ArsenbrackebuschitePb2Fe3+(AsO4)2(OH)

References

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Scotney, P. M., Roberts, S., Herrington, R. J., Boyce, A. J., & Burgess, R. (2005). The development of volcanic hosted massive sulfide and barite–gold orebodies on Wetar Island, Indonesia. Mineralium Deposita, 40(1), 76-99.
Sewell, D. M., & Wheatley, C. J. (1994). The Lerokis and Kali Kuning submarine exhalative gold-silver-barite deposits, Wetar island, Maluku, Indonesia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 50(1-3), 351-370.
Herrington, R. J., Scotney, P. M., Roberts, S., Boyce, A. J., & Harrison, D. (2011). Temporal association of arc–continent collision, progressive magma contamination in arc volcanism and formation of gold-rich massive sulphide deposits on Wetar Island (Banda arc). Gondwana Research, 19(3), 583-593.

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