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Amamoor Mine, Amamoor Creek, Gympie Region, Queensland, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Amamoor MineMine (Inactive)
Amamoor CreekCreek
Gympie RegionRegion
QueenslandState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 26° 20' 44'' South , 152° 37' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -26.34556,152.61861
GeoHash:G#: r7kd0gvqp
Locality type:Mine (Inactive) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate


A former manganese mine that operated as an opencut. Several lens of ore were mined. The operations ceased circa 1959.

As of 2018 the mine is completely overgrown with bush and forest.

In 2017 - 2018 the area has been reinvestigated by Eclipse Metals Ltd.

Regions containing this locality

Australia Plate

Plate - 0 mineral species & varietal names listed

New England Orogen, Australia

Orogen - 619 mineral species & varietal names listed

Wandilla Province, New England Orogen, Australia

Geologic Province - 141 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Amamoorite (TL)
Formula: CaMn2+2Mn3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Type Locality:
Reference: Townend, R., Grey, I.E., Mumme, W.G., Kampf, A.R., Roberts, M., Gable, R.W. and Dale, R. (2018) Amamoorite, IMA 2018-105. CNMNC Newsletter No. 46, December 2018, page xxxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 82, xxxx–xxxx.
'Andesite'
Reference: Brooks, J.H. (1962) Mary Valley Manganese Deposits. Geological Survey of Queensland, Publication No 308, 32 pages and map.
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Reference: Brooks, J.H. (1962) Mary Valley Manganese Deposits. Geological Survey of Queensland, Publication No 308, 32 pages and map.
'Clay'
Reference: Brooks, J.H. (1962) Mary Valley Manganese Deposits. Geological Survey of Queensland, Publication No 308, 32 pages and map.
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Reference: Brooks, J.H. (1962) Mary Valley Manganese Deposits. Geological Survey of Queensland, Publication No 308, 32 pages and map.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Brooks, J.H. (1962) Mary Valley Manganese Deposits. Geological Survey of Queensland, Publication No 308, 32 pages and map.
Piemontite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Brooks, J.H. (1962) Mary Valley Manganese Deposits. Geological Survey of Queensland, Publication No 308, 32 pages and map.
'Psilomelane' ?
Reference: Brooks, J.H. (1962) Mary Valley Manganese Deposits. Geological Survey of Queensland, Publication No 308, 32 pages and map.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Brooks, J.H. (1962) Mary Valley Manganese Deposits. Geological Survey of Queensland, Publication No 308, 32 pages and map.
'Quartzite'
Reference: Brooks, J.H. (1962) Mary Valley Manganese Deposits. Geological Survey of Queensland, Publication No 308, 32 pages and map.
'Shale'
Reference: Brooks, J.H. (1962) Mary Valley Manganese Deposits. Geological Survey of Queensland, Publication No 308, 32 pages and map.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cryptomelane'4.DK.05aK(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
'Pyrolusite'4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Group 9 - Silicates
'Braunite'9.AG.05Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
'Piemontite'9.BG.05{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Amamoorite' (TL)- CaMn2+2Mn3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
'Andesite'-
'Clay'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Psilomelane' ?-
'Quartzite'-
'Shale'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
(AB)2X3
Braunite7.5.1.3Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
AB8X16
Cryptomelane7.9.1.2K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
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)
Piemontite58.2.1a.11{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Amamoorite (TL)- CaMn2+2Mn3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
'Andesite'-
'Clay'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Psilomelane' ?-
'Quartzite'-
'Shale'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Amamoorite CaMn22+Mn3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
H Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
OOxygen
O Amamoorite CaMn22+Mn3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
O BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
O CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
O Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
AlAluminium
Al Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Amamoorite CaMn22+Mn3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Si BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Si Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
KPotassium
K CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
CaCalcium
Ca Amamoorite CaMn22+Mn3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Ca Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn Amamoorite CaMn22+Mn3+(Si2O7)O(OH)
Mn BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Mn CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
Mn Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2

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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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3192420
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone,shale,limestone,siltstone

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]

Mississippian - Late Devonian
323.2 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 833390
Amamoor beds

Age: Paleozoic (323.2 - 382.7 Ma)

Description: Mudstone, slate, basic metavolcanics, chert, schist, jasper, greywacke.

Comments: argillaceous detrital sediment; igneous mafic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Argillaceous detrital sediment; igneous mafic volcanic

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Townend, R., Grey, I.E., Mumme, W.G., Kampf, A.R., Roberts, M., Gable, R.W. and Dale, R. (2018) Amamoorite, IMA 2018-105. CNMNC Newsletter No. 46, December 2018, page xxxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 82: xxxx–xxxx.
Brooks, J.H. (1962) Mary Valley Manganese Deposits. Geological Survey of Queensland, Publication No 308, 32 pages and map.


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