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Wainaleka deposit, Viti Levu, Fijii
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Wainaleka deposit- not defined -
Viti Levu- not defined -
FijiCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 18° 10' 24'' South , 177° 57' 2'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -18.17355,177.95068
GeoHash:G#: ruy897eer
Köppen climate type:Af : Tropical rainforest climate


A small Kuroko-type Cu-Zn deposit on the South Coast discovered in 1976.

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Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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10 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Rugless, C.S., (1983) Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. In: G.R. Parslow (Editor), Geochemical Exploration 1982. J. Geochem. Explor., 19: 563–586.; Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rugless, C.S., (1983) Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. In: G.R. Parslow (Editor), Geochemical Exploration 1982. J. Geochem. Explor., 19: 563–586.; Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Rugless, C.S., (1983) Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. In: G.R. Parslow (Editor), Geochemical Exploration 1982. J. Geochem. Explor., 19: 563–586.; Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Rugless, C.S., (1983) Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. In: G.R. Parslow (Editor), Geochemical Exploration 1982. J. Geochem. Explor., 19: 563–586.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Rugless, C.S., (1983) Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. In: G.R. Parslow (Editor), Geochemical Exploration 1982. J. Geochem. Explor., 19: 563–586.; Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rugless, C.S., (1983) Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. In: G.R. Parslow (Editor), Geochemical Exploration 1982. J. Geochem. Explor., 19: 563–586.; Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Rugless, C. S. (1983). Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563-586.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
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 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
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 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
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.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
SSulfur
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS

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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Neogene - Cretaceous
2.588 - 145 Ma



ID: 3186213
Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 145 Ma)

Comments: Fiji

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate volcanic rocks

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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Rugless, C.S. (1983) Lithogeochemistry of Wainaleka Cu-Zn volcanogenic deposit, Viti Levu, Fiji, and possible applications for exploration in tropical terrains. In: G.R. Parslow (Editor), Geochemical Exploration 1982. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 19(1-3), 563–586.


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