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Doonba dunite deposit (Mineral Claim 156), Murchison Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 14' 24'' South , 150° 40' 19'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.24013,150.67214
GeoHash:G#: r6e5uwun7
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


Located approximately 18kms North-East of Barraba.

The ophiolitic sequence is approximately 1.5 km wide and strikes just west of north.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
'Chromitite'
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
'Chrysolite'
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
'Dunite'
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
'Harzburgite'
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
'tectonite'
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.
'Wehrlite'
Reference: English, P., Ashley, P. (2010) The Doonba dunite deposit, Barraba, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 146-149.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Forsterite'9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
'Lizardite'9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chromitite'-
'Chrysolite'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Dunite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Harzburgite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Wehrlite'-
'tectonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chromitite'-
'Chrysolite'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Dunite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Harzburgite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Wehrlite'-
'tectonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
MgMagnesium
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Artinskian - Stage 2
283.5 - 529 Ma



ID: 931478
Woodsreef Melange

Age: Paleozoic (283.5 - 529 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Woodsreef Melange

Description: Schistose, sheared and variously altered serpentinite, gabbro and dolerite that locally hosts plagiogranite, harzburgite, pyroxenite, basalt and sedimentary rock

Comments: meta-igneous ultramafic; meta-igneous mafic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Meta-igneous ultramafic; meta-igneous mafic

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]

Mississippian - Late Devonian
323.2 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3189620
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (323.2 - 382.7 Ma)

Comments: New England Fold Belt

Lithology: Volcanigenic siltstone,greywacke

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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