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Rigo road, Astrolabe mineral field, Central Province, Papua New Guineai
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Rigo roadOutcrop
Astrolabe mineral fieldMining Field
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Papua New GuineaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
9° 26' 11'' South , 147° 16' 52'' East
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PlacePopulationDistance
Port Moresby283,733 (2018)15.0km


Calc silicate hornfels at the crest of the prominent range of hills near the old Rigo road, 0.7 miles west of Vaivai village.

It would appear that this deposit may be located within The National Capital District.

Co-ordinates are approximate.

Regions containing this locality

AsiaContinent
Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
New GuineaIsland

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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13 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
'Scapolite'
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Yates, K.R., De Ferranti, R.Z. (1967) Geology and Mineral Deposits Port Moresby/Kemp Welch Area, Papua. (Report No. 105, Report PNG 1) Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Department of National Development, Commonwealth of Australia, 117 pages plus maps.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
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)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
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 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'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2

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 - Jurassic
2.588 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3190473
Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 201.3 Ma)

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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