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Great Dividing Range, Australiai
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Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Wollongong292,190 (2018)
Cairns153,075 (2018)
Toowoomba131,258 (2013)
Wodonga31,605 (2013)
Kirwan21,416 (2017)
Booval20,540 (2015)
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Eastern Highlands
Other Languages:
French:
Cordillère australienne, Australie
German:
Great Dividing Range, Australien
Italian:
Grande Catena Divisoria, Australia
Russian:
Большой Водораздельный хребет, Австралия
Simplified Chinese:
大分水岭, 澳大利亚
Spanish:
Gran Cordillera Divisoria, Australia
Afrikaans:
Great Dividing Range, Australië
Arabic:
غريت ديفايدينغ, أستراليا
Armenian:
Մեծ Ջրբաժան լեռնաշղթա
Asturian:
Gran Cordal Divisoriu
Azeri:
Böyük Suayırıcı sıra dağları
Bashkir:
Ҙур Һыу айырғыс һырт
Basque:
Mendikate Banatzaile Handia
Belarusian:
Вялікі Водападзельны хрыбет, Аўстралія
Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa):
Вялікі Водападзельны хрыбет
Bulgarian:
Голяма вододелна планина, Австралия
Catalan:
Serralades Australianes, Austràlia
Cebuano:
Great Dividing Range
Central Kurdish/Sorani:
ھایلەندزی ڕۆژھەڵات
Classical Chinese:
大分水嶺
Croatian:
Veliko razvodno gorje
Czech:
Velké předělové pohoří, Austrálie
Danish:
Great Dividing Range, Australien
Dutch:
Groot Australisch Scheidingsgebergte, Australië
Esperanto:
Granda Disiganta Montaro
Estonian:
Suur Veelahkmeahelik, Austraalia
Farsi/Persian:
هایلندز شرقی, استرالیا
Finnish:
Australian Kordillieerit, Australia
Georgian:
დიდი წყალგამყოფი ქედი
Greek:
Οροσειρά Γκρέιτ Ντιβάιντινγκ, Αυστραλία
Hebrew:
ההרים המחלקים הגדולים, אוסטרליה
Hindi:
महान विभाजक पर्वतमाला, ऑस्ट्रेलिया
Hungarian:
Nagy-Vízválasztó-hegység, Ausztrália
Indonesian:
Pegunungan Pemisah Besar, Australia
Irish Gaelic:
Deighiltraon Mór, An Astráil
Japanese:
グレートディヴァイディング山脈, オーストラリア
Kazakh (Cyrillic Script):
Үлкен Суайрық жотасы
Korean:
그레이트디바이딩산맥, 호주
Latvian:
Lielā Ūdensšķirtnes grēda, Austrālija
Lithuanian:
Didysis Vandenskyros kalnagūbris, Australija
Macedonian:
Големи Разводни Планини, Австралија
Mongolian:
Их ус хагалбарын нуруу
Nepali:
विशाल विभाजक हिमश्रृङ्खला
Norwegian:
Great Dividing Range, Australia
Norwegian (Nynorsk):
Great Dividing Range
Polish:
Wielkie Góry Wododziałowe, Australia
Portuguese:
Cordilheira australiana, Austrália
Serbian:
Велике разводне планине, Аустралија
Serbo-Croatian:
Veliki razvodni masiv
Slovak:
Veľké predelové vrchy, Austrália
Swedish:
Great Dividing Range, Australien
Tamil:
பெரும் பிரிக்கும் மலைத்தொடர்
Thai:
เทือกเขาเกรตดิไวดิง, ออสเตรเลีย
Traditional Chinese:
大分水嶺
Ukrainian:
Великий вододільний хребет, Австралія
Vietnamese:
Great Dividing Range, Úc


The Great Dividing Range streches over a distance of approximately 3,500 kms along the east coast of Australia.

In the north it begins at Dauan Island off the northeastern tip of Queensland and runs down to the Grampians in western Victoria.

The width of the Great Dividing Range varies from approximately 160 kms (100 miles) to over 300 km (186 miles).

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455 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Localities:
Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Aegirine var: Titanian Aegirine
Formula: Na(Fe,Ti)Si2O6
Reference: Martin, D.J. (1984) Titanian aegirine in a teschenite sill. 48: 529-531
Aegirine-augite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(Fe3+eAlfFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Reference: Carr, Phillips & Williams - Mineralogical Magazine 1976 40,853-6
Aenigmatite
Formula: Na4[Fe2+10Ti2]O4[Si12O36]
Aguilarite
Formula: Ag4SeS
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 49 localities in this region.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Hodge-Smith, T. (1924) Notes on the occurrence of Zeolites, Ardglen, New South Wales. Records of the Australian Museum 14(3): 213–222.
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: part of list University of Queensland
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
'Alkali Feldspar'
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Alluaudite
Formula: (Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Alpersite
Formula: Mg(SO4) · 7H2O
Reference: Leverett, P., & Williams, P. A. (2007). Unusual post-mining sulfates from the Peelwood and Lloyd mines, New South Wales, and a comment on wattevilleite. Australian Journal of Mineralogy.
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Alunite Group'
Reference: R Bottrill, 2015, unpub rept
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.
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Reference: Eagle, R. M., Birch, W. D., & McKnight, S. (2015). Phosphate minerals in granitic pegmatites from the Mount Wills District, north-eastern Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127(2), 55-68.
Amesite
Formula: Mg2Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4
Reference: McQueen, K. G., & Larson, R. A. (1985) The Occurrence of Wittichenite and Sulfide Exsolution Textures at the Glen Deposit, Wee Jasper, New-south-wales. Neues Jahrbuch Fur Mineralogie-monatshefte, (10), 469-480.
Aminoffite
Formula: Ca2(Be,Al)(Si2O7)(H2O,OH)
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Uralite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
'Andorite'
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Description: Found associated with columbite and autunite.
Reference: Ryan Eagle
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: Hodge-Smith, T. (1924) Notes on the occurrence of Zeolites, Ardglen, New South Wales. Records of the Australian Museum 14(3): 213–222.
'Anorthoclase'
Formula: (Na,K)AlSi3O8
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO 2 in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates. Chemical Geology, 358, 156-169.
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Antimony
Formula: Sb
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Geochemical, mineralogical and biogeochemical characterisation of abandoned metalliferous mine sites, Southern New England Orogen. In Flood, P.G. (ed.) Regional Geology, tectonics and metallogenesis, New England Orogen, 1-3 Forum, 1999, Department of Earth Science, U.N.E. Australia, 409-417.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
'Apatite var: Collophane'
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV; McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Graham, I. T., Pogson, R. E. and Colchester, D. (2002): Cowlesite and associated minerals from the Barrington Tops area, New South Wales. Australian J. Mineral. 8, 3-8.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Ardealite
Formula: Ca2(HPO4)(SO4) · 4H2O
Reference: Podgson RE, Osborne RAL, Colchester DM, Minerals of Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia: Geological and Biological Interactions, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 134, 1-18.
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Arrojadite-(KFe)
Formula: {KNa}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2
Arsenic
Formula: As
Arsenolite
Formula: As2O3
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 641 localities in this region.
Asbolane
Formula: (Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Qld Dept of mines
Augelite
Formula: Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Reference: Duggan, et al., Canadian Mineralogist 28,125-131(1990); Duggan, M. B., Jones, M. T., Richards, D. N., & Kamprad, J. L. (1990). Phosphate minerals in altered andesite from Mount Perry, Queensland, Australia. Canadian Mineralogist, 28, 125-131.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Augite var: Titanian Augite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Reference: Eagle, R. (2009) . Petrology, petrogenesis and mineralisation of the Silurian pegmatites of the Mount Wills district, northeastern Victoria. B.Sc (Hons) thesis, University of Ballarat (unpubl.)
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Aurostibite
Formula: AuSb2
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Cook, N.D.J., Hill, R.L. (1990) Occurrence and significance of aurosibite in the Au-Sb ore from Hillgrove, New South Wales, Australia. Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie, Vol. 12, pp. 539-551.
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Reference: Ashley, P. M., & Brownlow, J. W. (1993). Silica-carbonate alteration zones in the Great Serpentinite Belt, southern New England Orogen: their nature and significance. New England Orogen. University of New England, Armidale, Australia, 197-214.
'Axinite Group'
Axinite-(Mg)
Formula: Ca2MgAl2BSi4O15OH
Reference: [MinRec 11:13; DHZ Rock-forming minerals 2nd ed. vol. 1B (1986), p.608]
Axinite-(Mn)
Formula: Ca2Mn2+Al2BSi4O15(OH)
Description: "In 1993 a boulder was discovered by the road adjacent to the small excavations on the deposit. The surface of the boulder contained some free-standing, wedge shaped, lustrous dark brown crystals up to 5mm across, which had been exposed by etching of the enclosing rock. X-ray diffraction and microprobe analysis determined the dark brown crystals to be manganaxinite set within a fine-grained matrix composed largely of diopside and calcite."
Reference: Henry, D.A., Birch, W.D. & MacRae, C.M. (2005): Manganaxinite from Pyle's limestone near Benambra, and ferroaxinite from Corop, Victoria. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 11, 27-33.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 92 localities in this region.
Babingtonite
Formula: Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 19, pp.269-277 (1981)
'Bariopharmacosiderite-Q'
Colour: Pale yellow
Description: The crystals changed from pale yellow to green when left exposed to the atmosphere (2 weeks) color was restored upon heating at 100°C for 24 hours
Reference: Hager, S.L., Leverett, P., Williams, P.A., Mills, S.J., Hibbs, D.E., Raudsepp, M., Kampf, A.R., Birch, W.D. (2010): The single-crystal X-ray structures of bariopharmacosiderite-C, bariopharmacosiderite-Q and natropharmacosiderite, Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 1477-1485.
'Barringtonite'
Formula: MgCO3 · 2H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1965 34 : 370-372
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Bastnäsite-(La)
Formula: La(CO3)F
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Beaverite-(Cu)
Formula: Pb(Fe3+2Cu)(SO4)2(OH)6
Benjaminite
Formula: Ag3Bi7S12
Reference: Herbert, H.K. & Mumme, W.G. (1981): Unsubstituted benjaminite from the AW mine, New South Wales: a discussion of metal substitutions and stability. Neues Jahrb. Mineral., Monatsh., 69-80.; Handbook of Mineralogy
Berlinite
Formula: AlPO4
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Bertossaite
Formula: (Li,Na)2(Ca,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al4(PO4)4(OH,F)4
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 64 localities in this region.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
'Betpakdalite Group'
Reference: Stuart Mills
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Bianchite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)SO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
Reference: Sharpe, J.L., & Williams P.A. (2004) - Secondary bismuth and molybdenum minerals from Kingsgate, New England district of New South Wales.- Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol.10, n°1.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Localities: Reported from at least 175 localities in this region.
'Biotite var: Titanian Biotite'
Reference: Martin, D.J. (1984) Titanian aegirine in a teschenite sill. 48: 529-531
Birnessite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Localities: Reported from at least 195 localities in this region.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 61 localities in this region.
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Bismutoferrite
Formula: Fe3+2Bi(SiO4)2(OH)
Reference: Sharpe, J.L., & Williams P.A. (2004) - Secondary bismuth and molybdenum minerals from Kingsgate, New England district of New South Wales.- Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol.10, n°1.
Boothite
Formula: CuSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R. & Williams, P.A. (2004) - New data for Boothite, CuSO4.7H2O, from Burraga, New South Wales.- Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol.10, n°1.; Leverett, P., & Williams, P. A. (2007). Unusual post-mining sulfates from the Peelwood and Lloyd mines, New South Wales, and a comment on wattevilleite. Australian Journal of Mineralogy.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 40 localities in this region.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Boyleite
Formula: (Zn,Mg)SO4 · 4H2O
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.
Brazilianite
Formula: NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4
Breithauptite ?
Formula: NiSb
Reference: Stevens, B.P.J. (1972) Mine Data Sheets to accompany Metallogenic Map Bathurst 1:250,000 Sheet, Department of Mines, Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Bromellite
Formula: BeO
Reference: Henley, H.F., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Barnes, R.G., Stroud, W.J. (2001) Grafton-Maclean 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-6 and SH/56-7: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney 292 pages.
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.; Turvey, C. C., Wilson, S. A., Hamilton, J. L., Tait, A. W., McCutcheon, J., Beinlich, A., ... & Southam, G. (2018). Hydrotalcites and hydrated Mg-carbonates as carbon sinks in serpentinite mineral wastes from the Woodsreef chrysotile mine, New South Wales, Australia: Controls on carbonate mineralogy and efficiency of CO2 air capture in mine tailings. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 79, 38-60.
Brushite
Formula: Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Bustamite
Formula: CaMn2+(Si2O6)
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 279 localities in this region.
Calcite var: Glendonite
Formula: CaCO3
Calcite var: Iceland Spar
Formula: CaCO3
Calcite var: Manganoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Cannonite
Formula: Bi2(SO4)O(OH)2
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 700 localities in this region.
Cerianite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce4+,Th)O2
Reference: Bernie & Margaret Day collection
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Cervantite
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+O4
Localities: Reported from at least 106 localities in this region.
'Chabazite'
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Chabazite var: Phacolite'
Chabazite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Chabazite-Na
Formula: (Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Reference: specimen collected by Brian England.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 54 localities in this region.
Chalcophanite
Formula: ZnMn4+3O7 · 3H2O
Reference: MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 1984, VOL. 48, PP. 556-8
Chalcophyllite
Formula: Cu18Al2(AsO4)4(SO4)3(OH)24 · 36H2O
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Geochemical, mineralogical and biogeochemical characterisation of abandoned metalliferous mine sites, Southern New England Orogen. In Flood, P.G. (ed.) Regional Geology, tectonics and metallogenesis, New England Orogen, 1-3 Forum, 1999, Department of Earth Science, U.N.E. Australia, 409-417.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 386 localities in this region.
Chalcostibite
Formula: CuSbS2
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Creagh, C.J., Ryan, C.G. (2000) Invisible gold in ore and mineral concentrates from the Hillgrove gold-antimony deposits, NSW, Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 35, 285-301.
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Chamosite var: Thuringite
Formula: (Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Chapmanite
Formula: Fe3+2Sb3+(Si2O5)O3(OH)
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
'Chevkinite Group'
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 388 localities in this region.
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'
Reference: Wagga Wagga Mine Data Sheets, 1982
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Chromite var: Ferrichromite
Formula: Fe2+(Cr3+,Fe3+)2O4
Reference: Ashley, P. M., & Brownlow, J. W. (1993). Silica-carbonate alteration zones in the Great Serpentinite Belt, southern New England Orogen: their nature and significance. New England Orogen. University of New England, Armidale, Australia, 197-214.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
'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.
'Chrysoprase'
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Claudetite
Formula: As2O3
Reference: Hebbard, E.R., Wilson, S.A., Jowitt, S.M., Tait, A.W., Turvey, C.C., Wilson, H.L. (2017): Regrowth of arsenate-sulfate efflorescences on processing plant walls at the Ottery arsenic-tin mine, New South Wales, Australia: Implications for arsenic mobility and remediation of mineral processing sites. Applied Geochemistry 79, 91-106.
'Clays'
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.48
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Clinochlore var: Diabantite
Formula: (Mg,Fe,Al)6((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)8
Reference: Hodge-Smith, T. (1924) Notes on the occurrence of Zeolites, Ardglen, New South Wales. Records of the Australian Museum 14(3): 213–222.
Clinochlore var: Leuchtenbergite
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
'Clinoptilolite'
Reference: Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Krynen, J.P. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets, Manilla-Narrabri 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-9, SH/55-12. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 319 pages.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Coalingite
Formula: Mg10Fe3+2(OH)24[CO3] · 2H2O
'Cobalt'
Formula: Co
Description: The Grafton-Maclean publication only list a "cobalt mineral" and not cobalt.
Reference: GM 2009
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Cookeite
Formula: (Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Copper
Formula: Cu
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
'Copper Stain'
Reference: Paix, J.G. (1970) Field Geology of the Shoalhaven District NSW Australia. Council of the Shire of Shoalhaven, 95 pages (upated 2013).
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Coronadite
Formula: Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
Corundum var: Barklyite (FRL)
Formula: Al2O3
Type Locality:
Reference: Liversidge, A. (1896) On some New South Wales and other minerals. The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, Volume 74:113-114 Sept. 4.
Corundum var: Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Localities: Reported from at least 59 localities in this region.
Cowlesite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Reference: Graham, I. T., Pogson, R. E. and Colchester, D. (2002): Cowlesite and associated minerals from the Barrington Tops area, New South Wales. Australian J. Mineral. 8, 3-8.
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Qld Dept of mines
Cuprocopiapite
Formula: CuFe4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Jim Sharpe, coll.
Cuprotungstite
Formula: Cu2(WO4)(OH)2
Reference: M. B. Duggan (1988): Cuprotungstite from the Cordillera mine, Crookwell, New South Wales. Australian Mineralogist 3 (2), 61-64. ; Donald H. McColl (1973) A New Occurrence of Raspite at the Cordillera Mine, New South Wales, Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Record 1973/152
Diamond
Formula: C
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Diaphorite
Formula: Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1962 33 : 315-319
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: Loughnan, F. C., & Steggles, K. R. (1976). Cookeite and diaspore in the Back Creek pyrophyllite deposit near Pambula, New South Wales. Mineralogical Magazine, 40(315), 765-772.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: Warwick – Tweed Heads Exploration Data Package Vol. 2, Mineral occurrence data sheets, occurrence lists and mineral occurrence maps: R.E. Brown, H.F. Henley and W.J. Stroud, December, 2001. Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Dufrénite
Formula: Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Description: "The iron phosphate mineral originally reffered to as dufrenite by Howitt (1913) has been identified as rockbridgeite by X-ray diffractionand microprobe analysis. Seams of dufrenite occurring with turquoise were said by IMC (1967) to be widespread, however no evidence for this exists on Museum specimens."
Reference: W. D. Birch and D. A. Henry in Phosphate Minerals of Victoria, p.83-90.
Dundasite
Formula: PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: Australian J. Mineralogy 13(2),89(2007)
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
'Elbaite-Schorl Series'
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Emplectite
Formula: CuBiS2
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 51 localities in this region.
'Epsomite Group'
Formula: MSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Leverett, P., & Williams, P. A. (2007). Unusual post-mining sulfates from the Peelwood and Lloyd mines, New South Wales, and a comment on wattevilleite. Australian Journal of Mineralogy.
'Erionite'
Reference: Van King
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Eudialyte
Formula: Na15Ca6(Fe2+,Mn2+)3Zr3[Si25O73](O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2
Reference: Carr, Phillips & Williams - Mineralogical Magazine 1976 40,853-6
Eulytine
Formula: Bi4(SiO4)3
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
Faustite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Feldspar Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 197 localities in this region.
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Reference: Eagle, R. (2009) . Petrology, petrogenesis and mineralisation of the Silurian pegmatites of the Mount Wills district, northeastern Victoria. B.Sc (Hons) thesis, University of Ballarat (unpubl.)
Felsőbányaite
Formula: Al4(SO4)(OH)10 · 4H2O
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Ferrierite-Mg
Formula: (Mg,Na2,K2,Ca)3-5Mg[Al5-7Si27.5-31O72] · 18H2O
Reference: Ferrierite: an Australian occurrence, Mineralogical Magazine, Sept 1978 Vol 42, pp 385-9; England, B.M and Oswald, J. - Ferrierite: an Australian occurrence, Mineralogical Magazine, Sept 1978 Vol 42, pp 385-9
Ferrihydrite
Formula: Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Ferro-actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Ferrohortonolite'
Formula: (Fe,Mg)2SiO4
Ferro-pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Fluellite
Formula: Al2(PO4)F2(OH) · 7H2O
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Fluorapatite var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Reference: Ryan Eagle collection
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 89 localities in this region.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Francoanellite
Formula: K3Al5(PO4)2(HPO4)3 · 12H2O
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV; McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Freibergite
Formula: (Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Freieslebenite
Formula: AgPbSbS3
Reference: Degeling, P.R. (1982) Wagga Wagga 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map (SI 55-15) Mine Data Sheets and Metallogenic Study. Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 394 localities in this region.
Galenobismutite
Formula: PbBi2S4
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Gatumbaite
Formula: CaAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Duggan, et al., Canadian Mineralogist 28,125-131(1990); Duggan, M. B., Jones, M. T., Richards, D. N., & Kamprad, J. L. (1990). Phosphate minerals in altered andesite from Mount Perry, Queensland, Australia. Canadian Mineralogist, 28, 125-131.
Gelosaite
Formula: BiMo6+(2-5x)Mo5+6xO7(OH)·H2O (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.4)
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Glaucodot
Formula: (Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Reference: Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.
'Gmelinite'
Reference: MinRec 19:399-400. Tschernich, R.(1992) Zeolites of the World, p.48.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 1415 localities in this region.
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Zeolites of the World, R. Tschernich, 1992, p.221
Gonyerite
Formula: (Mn2+,Mg)5Fe3+(Fe3+Si3O10)(OH)8
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Goslarite
Formula: ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Goyazite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Goyazite var: Barian Goyazite
Formula: (Sr,Ba)Al3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
Description: Encrusts zircon in montebrasite.
Reference: Personally collected by Ryan Eagle in 2009
Graphite
Formula: C
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Greigite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2S4
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Grossular var: Hessonite
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: part of list University of Queensland
'Grossular-Hibschite Series'
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Gudmundite
Formula: FeSbS
Guildite
Formula: CuFe3+(SO4)2(OH) · 4H2O
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Geochemical, mineralogical and biogeochemical characterisation of abandoned metalliferous mine sites, Southern New England Orogen. In Flood, P.G. (ed.) Regional Geology, tectonics and metallogenesis, New England Orogen, 1-3 Forum, 1999, Department of Earth Science, U.N.E. Australia, 409-417.
Gunningite
Formula: ZnSO4 · H2O
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Geochemical, mineralogical and biogeochemical characterisation of abandoned metalliferous mine sites, Southern New England Orogen. In Flood, P.G. (ed.) Regional Geology, tectonics and metallogenesis, New England Orogen, 1-3 Forum, 1999, Department of Earth Science, U.N.E. Australia, 409-417.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Gyrolite
Formula: NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8 · 14H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record Vol 19, No.6 p389. Tschernich, R.(1992) Zeolites of the World, p.48.
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Hastingsite ?
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: de Keyser, F. (1966): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 12, 315-324.
Hastingsite var: Alkali-ferrohastingsite ?
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: de Keyser, F. (1966): Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 12, 315-324.
Hausmannite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Hechtsbergite
Formula: Bi2(VO4)O(OH)
Reference: Museum Victoria Collection
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Hedleyite
Formula: Bi7Te3
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 78 localities in this region.
Hematite var: Martite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: part of list University of Queensland
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Heterosite
Formula: (Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
'Heulandite subgroup'
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Geochemical, mineralogical and biogeochemical characterisation of abandoned metalliferous mine sites, Southern New England Orogen. In Flood, P.G. (ed.) Regional Geology, tectonics and metallogenesis, New England Orogen, 1-3 Forum, 1999, Department of Earth Science, U.N.E. Australia, 409-417.
'Hiortdahlite I'
Formula: Na4Ca8Zr2(Nb,Mn,Ti,Fe,Mg,Al)2(Si2O7)4O3F5
Reference: Eggleton, R. A.; Halford, G. E.; Beams, S. D. (1979): Hiortdahlite from Jingera, New South Wales. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia 26, 81-85.
Hisingerite ?
Formula: Fe3+2(Si2O5)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Ashley, P. M. (1980): Geology of the Ban Ban zinc deposit, a sulfide-bearing skarn, Southeast Queensland, Australia. Economic Geology 75, 15-29.
Hollandite
Formula: Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
'Hornblende'
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Huntite
Formula: CaMg3(CO3)4
Huttonite
Formula: ThSiO4
Habit: Anhedral. Included by minute galena grains. Has rimmed diagenetic pyrite.
Description: Found in metapelite, directly adjacent to an aplite-pegmatite dyke in drill core close to the United Brothers workings. Identified by electron microprobe, identity confirmed by Stuart Mills.
Reference: Eagle, R. (2009) . Petrology, petrogenesis and mineralisation of the Silurian pegmatites of the Mount Wills district, northeastern Victoria. B.Sc (Hons) thesis, University of Ballarat (unpubl.)
Hydrokenoelsmoreite
Formula: 2W2O6(H2O)
Reference: Williams, P.A., Leverett, J. L., Sharpe, L. & Colchester, D. M. (2005). Elsmoreite, Cubic WO3 0.5H20, A new mineral species from Elsmore, New South Wales, Australia. The Canadian Mineralogist, Vol 43. pp. 1061-1064
Hydromagnesite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Hydroniumjarosite
Formula: (H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Hydrotalcite
Formula: Mg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16 · 4H2O
Reference: Turvey, C. C., Wilson, S. A., Hamilton, J. L., Tait, A. W., McCutcheon, J., Beinlich, A., ... & Southam, G. (2018). Hydrotalcites and hydrated Mg-carbonates as carbon sinks in serpentinite mineral wastes from the Woodsreef chrysotile mine, New South Wales, Australia: Controls on carbonate mineralogy and efficiency of CO2 air capture in mine tailings. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 79, 38-60.
Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(OH,F) · 8H2O
Colour: colourless, white
Description: Apophyllite KOH description: “The faces are wavy though brilliant and give distorted and multiple signals. The crystals are suspended among natrolite needles and are also penetrated by them. They are doubly terminated and the prisms are striated slightly parallel to the edge a:c. The forms c(001), a(010) and p(I11) are present.” (Ref: Hodge Smith)
Reference: Mineralogical Record Vol 19 No.6 p389. Tschernich, R.(1992), Zeolites of the World, p.48. Hodge-Smith, T. (1924) Notes on the occurrence of Zeolites, Ardglen, New South Wales. Records of the Australian Museum 14(3): 213–222.
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Reference: Podgson RE, Osborne RAL, Colchester DM, Minerals of Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia: Geological and Biological Interactions, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 134, 1-18.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
'Hypersthene'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Reference: ROSS, J., ROSS, A., & ROSS, G. (1987). Geology of the Mount Gillies rhyolitic vents, southeastern Queensland, Australia. Current science, 56(11), 589-595.
Ikunolite
Formula: Bi4(S,Se)3
Ilesite
Formula: (Mn,Zn,Fe)SO4 · 4H2O
Description: "This mineral is very similar to szmikite in appearance and habit, although it tends to be finer-grained and more glistening on broken surfaces of the crusts. It is also slightly harder and more compact. It can also form more open intergrowths of roughly spherical aggregates which appear to have partly dissolved. SEM examination of samples identified as ilesite by XRD does not show any consistent textural features, suggesting it has replaced another sulphate."
Reference: W.D.Birch (2013), A suite of hydrated manganese sulfates from the Womobi mine, northern Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 17/1.; A suite of hydrated manganese sulfates from the Womobi mine, northern Victoria, Australia. W.D.Birch, 2013, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 17/1.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Ilvaite
Formula: CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Inesite
Formula: Ca2(Mn,Fe)7Si10O28(OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Irarsite
Formula: (Ir,Ru,Rh,Pt)AsS
Reference: Yang, K., Seccombe, P.K. (1993) Platinum-group minerals in the chromitites from the Great Serpentinite Belt, NSW, Australia. Mineralogy and Petrology, 47:2, 263-286.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages. ; Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites, vol 2: University of California Press.
Iron var: Martensite
Formula: Fe
Reference: Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites, vol 2: University of California Press.
'Iron oxide'
Localities: Reported from at least 34 localities in this region.
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Description: Isocubanite was labelled as 'chalcopyrrhotite' in a number of early reports
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
Jacobsite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Stillwell, F.L., Edwards, A.B. (1950) Jacobsite form the Tamworth district of New South Wales. Mineralogical Magazine, 29:212, 538-541.
'Jahnsite Group'
Formula: XM1M22M32(H2O)8(OH)2(PO4)4
Jalpaite
Formula: Ag3CuS2
Reference: Warwick – Tweed Heads Exploration Data Package Vol. 2, Mineral occurrence data sheets, occurrence lists and mineral occurrence maps: R.E. Brown, H.F. Henley and W.J. Stroud, December, 2001. Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Jôkokuite
Formula: MnSO4 · 5H2O
Description: "Jokokuite tends to be the more transparent and vitreous of the three manganese sulfates, and is more irregular in form and slightly harder. It occurs either as interlocking open crusts, or as isolated shapeless grains enclosed in ilesite. The colour ranges from cream to very pale blue, the latter colour being caused by traces of copper. It is likely that bladed crystals showing varying degrees of dissolution are jokokuite, although some may have been pseudomorphed by szmikite or ilesite."
Reference: W.D.Birch (2013), A suite of hydrated manganese sulfates from the Womobi mine, northern Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 17/1.; A suite of hydrated manganese sulfates from the Womobi mine, northern Victoria, Australia. W.D.Birch, 2013, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 17/1.
'Joséite'
Formula: Bi4TeS2
Joséite-B
Formula: Bi4Te2S
Reference: Lawrence, L.J. & Markham, N.L. (1962) - A contribution to the study of the molybdenite pipes of Kingsgate, NSW, with special reference to ore mineralogy. - Proceedings of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 203, 67-94.
Kaersutite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Reference: Martin, D.J. (1984) Titanian aegirine in a teschenite sill. 48: 529-531
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 84 localities in this region.
Keckite
Formula: CaMn2+(Fe3+Mn2+)Fe3+2(PO4)4(OH)3 · 7H2O
Reference: Dr. Bill Birch - Museum Victoria
Kermesite
Formula: Sb2S2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'K Feldspar'
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Kingsmountite
Formula: Ca3MnFeAl4(PO4)6(OH)4·12H2O
Reference: Podgson RE, Osborne RAL, Colchester DM, Minerals of Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia: Geological and Biological Interactions, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 134, 1-18.
Kobellite
Formula: Pb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
Reference: Clissold, M. E., Leverett, P., Sharpe, J. L. & Williams, P. A. (2008): Primary bismuth minerals from the Wolfram pipe, Kingsgate, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 14, 19-25. ; Clissold, M. E. (2007) Aspects of the Supergene Geochemistry of Copper, Nickel and Bismuth. PhD Thesis University of Sydney, Australia 162pp.
Koechlinite
Formula: Bi2MoO6
Krautite
Formula: Mn(HAsO4) · H2O
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Geochemical, mineralogical and biogeochemical characterisation of abandoned metalliferous mine sites, Southern New England Orogen. In Flood, P.G. (ed.) Regional Geology, tectonics and metallogenesis, New England Orogen, 1-3 Forum, 1999, Department of Earth Science, U.N.E. Australia, 409-417.
Kryzhanovskite
Formula: (Fe3+,Mn2+)3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)3
Reference: Eagle, R. M., Birch, W. D., & McKnight, S. (2015). Phosphate minerals in granitic pegmatites from the Mount Wills District, north-eastern Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127(2), 55-68.
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Lacroixite
Formula: NaAl(PO4)F
Description: Good XRD pattern fit of montebrasite material as "natromontebrasite", now known to be a mixture of montebrasite and lacroixite.
Reference: Eagle, R., Petrology, petrogenesis and mineralisation of granitic pegmatites of the Mount Wills district, northeastern Victoria
Lanarkite
Formula: Pb2(SO4)O
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Geochemical, mineralogical and biogeochemical characterisation of abandoned metalliferous mine sites, Southern New England Orogen. In Flood, P.G. (ed.) Regional Geology, tectonics and metallogenesis, New England Orogen, 1-3 Forum, 1999, Department of Earth Science, U.N.E. Australia, 409-417.
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Krynen, J.P. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets, Manilla-Narrabri 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-9, SH/55-12. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 319 pages.
'Lepidolite'
Leucophosphite
Formula: KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Leucoxene
Reference: Rabone, G. (2010) Recent advances in understanding the Wild Cattle Creek Antimony Deposit Dorrigo, NSW. New England Orogen 2010, NEO 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of New England, 388 pages, at 282-290.
'Lévyne'
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 633 localities in this region.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Reference: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7), Geological Survey of New South Wales, 2001: HF Henley, RE Brown, JW Brownlow, RG Barnes and WJ Stroud. Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Litharge
Formula: PbO
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Brownlow, J.W., Cameron, R.G., Henley, H.F. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Dorrigo-Coffs Harbour 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-10, SH/56-11. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 509 pages.
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Luinaite-(OH)
Formula: Na(Fe2+)3Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: IMA approvals - Sept. 2009
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Maghemite
Formula: (Fe3+0.670.33)Fe3+2O4
Magnesiocopiapite
Formula: MgFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Geochemical, mineralogical and biogeochemical characterisation of abandoned metalliferous mine sites, Southern New England Orogen. In Flood, P.G. (ed.) Regional Geology, tectonics and metallogenesis, New England Orogen, 1-3 Forum, 1999, Department of Earth Science, U.N.E. Australia, 409-417.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 121 localities in this region.
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 170 localities in this region.
Maldonite
Formula: Au2Bi
Mambertiite
Formula: BiMo5+2.80O8(OH)
Reference: John Haupt collection
'Manganese Oxides'
Localities: Reported from at least 33 localities in this region.
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Krynen, J.P. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets, Manilla-Narrabri 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-9, SH/55-12. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 319 pages.
Manganoblödite
Formula: Na2Mn(SO4)2·4H2O
Description: "Manganoblodite from the Womobi mine occurs as blocky pale-pink crystals up to 60 micron on edge and have been found on a specimen of szmikite that has replaced jokokuite."
Reference: W.D.Birch (2013), A suite of hydrated manganese sulfates from the Womobi mine, northern Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 17/1.; A suite of hydrated manganese sulfates from the Womobi mine, northern Victoria, Australia. W.D.Birch, 2013, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 17/1.
Manganogrunerite
Formula: ☐{Mn2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
'Manganomelane'
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Reference: part of list University of Queensland
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Reference: Degeling P.R. (1982) Wagga Wagga 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map (SI 55-15) Mine Data Sheets and Metallogenic Study. Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Meionite
Formula: Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Reference: part of list University of Queensland
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
'Melnikovite'
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Merenskyite
Formula: (Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Reference: G.W.Cochrane 1982. Copper,Lead, Zinc and Barium deposits of Victoria, Geological Survey of Victoria, Bulletin No. 61, pp. 110-118
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Metacinnabar
Formula: HgS
Description: "Dark grey varieties of cinnabar have been recorded and it is possible that these incorporate very thin alteration films of metacinnabar that may be very difficult to detect optically or by X-ray defraction."
Reference: W.D. Birch., The Jamieson mercury deposit, Victoria. -Australian Journal of Mineralogy Vol.9, No.1, June 2003
Metastibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Alan Melbourne collection, http://www.mindat.org/article.php/2151/Metastibnite+from+Hillgrove+NSW+Australia
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
'Mica Group'
Reference: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-10, SH/56-11), Geological Survey of New South Wales, 2001: HF Henley, RE Brown, JW Brownlow, RG Barnes and WJ Stroud. Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
'Microlite Group'
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Reference: Personally collected by Ryan Eagle in 2009; Eagle, R. (2009) . Petrology, petrogenesis and mineralisation of the Silurian pegmatites of the Mount Wills district, northeastern Victoria. B.Sc (Hons) thesis, University of Ballarat (unpubl.); Eagle, R. M., Birch, W. D., & McKnight, S. (2015). Phosphate minerals in granitic pegmatites from the Mount Wills District, north-eastern Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127(2), 55-68.
'Microlite Group var: Uranmicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Reference: Personally collected by Ryan Eagle in 2009; Eagle, R. M., Birch, W. D., & McKnight, S. (2015). Phosphate minerals in granitic pegmatites from the Mount Wills District, north-eastern Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127(2), 55-68.
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Localities: Reported from at least 248 localities in this region.
Molybdite
Formula: MoO3
'Monazite'
Localities: Reported from at least 69 localities in this region.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Monazite Group'
Formula: MTO4, where M = REE, Th, Ca, Bi; T = P, As
Reference: Eagle, R. (2009) . Petrology, petrogenesis and mineralisation of the Silurian pegmatites of the Mount Wills district, northeastern Victoria. B.Sc (Hons) thesis, University of Ballarat (unpubl.)
Montanite
Formula: Bi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 637.
Montebrasite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Montgomeryite
Formula: Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4 · 12H2O
Reference: Podgson RE, Osborne RAL, Colchester DM, Minerals of Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia: Geological and Biological Interactions, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 134, 1-18.; Frost, R. L., Xi, Y., Palmer, S. J., & Pogson, R. E. (2012). Identification of montgomeryite mineral [Ca 4 MgAl 4 (PO 4) 6·(OH) 4· 12H 2 O] found in the Jenolan Caves—Australia. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 94, 1-5.
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mrázekite
Formula: Bi2Cu3(PO4)2O2(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 29: 164.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 489 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Krynen, J.P. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets, Manilla-Narrabri 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-9, SH/55-12. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 319 pages.
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 399 localities in this region.
Namibite
Formula: Cu(BiO)2(VO4)(OH)
Habit: isolated hemispheres and coatings of very thin tabular xls
Colour: pistachio-green to black
Reference: Dunning, G.E. & Cooper, J.F. (1998): Namibite. A summary of World Occurrences. Mineralogical Record 29, 163-166; Frost, R. L., Henry, D. A., Weier, M. L., & Martens, W. (2006). Raman spectroscopy of three polymorphs of BiVO4: clinobisvanite, dreyerite and pucherite, with comparisons to (VO4) 3‐bearing minerals: namibite, pottsite and schumacherite. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 37(7), 722-732.
Natroalunite ?
Formula: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Wray, R.A.L. (2001): Alunite formation within silica stalactites from the Sydney Region, South-eastern Australia. International Journal of Speleology 40, 109-116.
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Description: "Variscite is often associated with yellowish brown crusts of natrojarosite."
Reference: Birch, W.D. & Henry D.A. (1993) Phosphate Minerals of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria - Special publication No.3 (192p) pp.83-90.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Neotocite ?
Formula: (Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Reference: Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Krynen, J.P. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets, Manilla-Narrabri 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-9, SH/55-12. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 319 pages.
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Reference: Carr, Phillips & Williams - Mineralogical Magazine 1976 40,853-6
Neptunite
Formula: Na2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24
Description: Slansky and Glen indicate that the Neptunite from Woodsreef contains the highest amount of Fe ever reported in Neptunite and are very low in Mn.
Reference: Slansky, E., Glen, R.A. (1981) Neptunite from the Woodsreef Serpentinite, New South Wales: A New Occurrence (A Preliminary Communication), Geological Survey of New South Wales, GS1981/231. Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 30, 237-247.
Nesquehonite
Formula: MgCO3 · 3H2O
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Niter
Formula: KNO3
Nitrocalcite
Formula: Ca(NO3)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. IV; McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Nsutite
Formula: (Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
Offretite
Formula: KCaMg(Si13Al5)O36 · 15H2O
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Geochemical, mineralogical and biogeochemical characterisation of abandoned metalliferous mine sites, Southern New England Orogen. In Flood, P.G. (ed.) Regional Geology, tectonics and metallogenesis, New England Orogen, 1-3 Forum, 1999, Department of Earth Science, U.N.E. Australia, 409-417.
Omphacite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Reference: Dunn, T. L., H. Y. McSween Jr., and P. R. Christensen (2007), Thermal emission spectra of terrestrial alkaline volcanic rocks: Applications to Martian remote sensing, Journal of Geophysical Research,112
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Opal var: Precious Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: W. Curran (1896) Occurrence of precious stones in N.S.W. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 30, 214-271
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Osarizawaite
Formula: Pb(Al2Cu2+)(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Donald H. McColl (1973) A New Occurrence of Raspite at the Cordillera Mine, New South Wales, Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Record 1973/152
Owyheeite
Formula: Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Oxy-foitite (TL)
Formula: □(Fe2+Al2)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3O
Type Locality:
Reference: Bosi, F., Skogby, H., Hålenius, U. (2016) Oxy-foitite, IMA 2016-069. CNMNC Newsletter No. 34, December 2016, page 1317; Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 1315–1321;Bosi, F., Skogby, H. & Hålenius, U. (2017): Oxy-foitite, ◻(Fe2+ Al2)Al6(Si6O18)BO3)3(OH)3O, a new mineral species of the tourmaline supergroup. European Journal of Mineralogy: 29: 889-896
Palladium
Formula: (Pd,Pt)
Reference: Alan Melbourne pers comm
Pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: part of list University of Queensland
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Carr, Phillips & Williams - Mineralogical Magazine 1976 40,853-6
Pectolite var: Manganoan Pectolite
Formula: Na(Ca,Mn)2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Carr, Phillips & Williams - Mineralogical Magazine 1976 40,853-6
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Pharmacolite
Formula: Ca(HAsO4) · 2H2O
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Arsenic contamination at the Mole River mine, northern New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 46, 861-874.
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Reference: part of list University of Queensland
Philipsbornite
Formula: PbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Museum Victoria collections
'Phillipsite'
Phillipsite-K
Formula: (K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
Reference: Graham, I. T., Pogson, R. E. and Colchester, D. (2002): Cowlesite and associated minerals from the Barrington Tops area, New South Wales. Australian J. Mineral. 8, 3-8.
Phillipsite-Na
Formula: (Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2O
Reference: Australian Journal of Mineralogy vol.6, no. 1.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Werner, A.B.T., Sinclair, W.D., and Amey, E.B. (1998): US Geological Survey Circular 930-O.
Phosphoferrite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mn2+)3(PO4)2 · 3H2O
Phosphosiderite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Phosphuranylite ?
Formula: (H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Reference: Eagle, R. M., Birch, W. D., & McKnight, S. (2015). Phosphate minerals in granitic pegmatites from the Mount Wills District, north-eastern Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127(2), 55-68.
Pickeringite
Formula: MgAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
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.
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Planerite
Formula: Al6(PO4)2(HPO4)2(OH)8 · 4 H2O
Platinum
Formula: Pt
'Plessite'
Reference: Buchwald, V. F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites, vol 2: University of California Press.
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Poitevinite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)SO4 · H2O
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Polylithionite
Formula: KLi2Al(Si4O10)(F,OH)2
Reference: Eagle, R. (2009) . Petrology, petrogenesis and mineralisation of the Silurian pegmatites of the Mount Wills district, northeastern Victoria. B.Sc (Hons) thesis, University of Ballarat (unpubl.)
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 44 localities in this region.
Preisingerite
Formula: Bi3(AsO4)2O(OH)
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Pucherite
Formula: Bi(VO4)
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 29: 164.
'Pumpellyite'
Localities: Reported from at least 42 localities in this region.
Purpurite
Formula: Mn3+(PO4)
Reference: Eagle, R. M., Birch, W. D., & McKnight, S. (2015). Phosphate minerals in granitic pegmatites from the Mount Wills District, north-eastern Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127(2), 55-68.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 861 localities in this region.
Pyrite var: Arsenian Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Creagh, C.J., Ryan, C.G. (2000) Invisible gold in ore and mineral concentrates from the Hillgrove gold-antimony deposits, NSW, Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 35, 285-301.
Pyroaurite
Formula: Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: Oskierski, H. C., Dlugogorski, B. Z., & Jacobsen, G. (2013) Sequestration of atmospheric CO₂ in chrysotile mine tailings of the Woodsreef Asbestos Mine, Australia: Quantitative mineralogy, isotopic fingerprinting and carbonation rates, Chemical Geology, vol. 358, 156-169.; Turvey, C. C., Wilson, S. A., Hamilton, J. L., Tait, A. W., McCutcheon, J., Beinlich, A., ... & Southam, G. (2018). Hydrotalcites and hydrated Mg-carbonates as carbon sinks in serpentinite mineral wastes from the Woodsreef chrysotile mine, New South Wales, Australia: Controls on carbonate mineralogy and efficiency of CO2 air capture in mine tailings. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 79, 38-60.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Krynen, J.P. (1992) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets, Manilla-Narrabri 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-9, SH/55-12. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 319 pages.
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
'Pyroxene Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Pyroxmangite
Formula: MnSiO3
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Localities: Reported from at least 95 localities in this region.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 2396 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Agate
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Citrine
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Darlingite (FRL)
Formula: SiO2
Type Locality:
Reference: Trans. R. Soc. Victoria, 1866, VII, 80; Proc. R. Soc. Victoria, 1897, N.S. IX, 86
Quartz var: Jasper
Localities: Reported from at least 74 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 40 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Prase
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Sceptre Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 35 localities in this region.
Quenselite
Formula: PbMnO2(OH)
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Raspite
Formula: Pb(WO4)
Reference: Brent Thorne; Donald H. McColl (1973) A New Occurrence of Raspite at the Cordillera Mine, New South Wales, Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Record 1973/152
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Rectorite
Formula: (Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 30 localities in this region.
Richterite
Formula: {Na}{NaCa}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Dunn, T. L., H. Y. McSween Jr., and P. R. Christensen (2007), Thermal emission spectra of terrestrial alkaline volcanic rocks: Applications to Martian remote sensing, Journal of Geophysical Research,112
Riomarinaite
Formula: Bi(SO4)(OH) · H2O
Reference: Clissold, M. E. (2007) Aspects of the Supergene Geochemistry of Copper, Nickel and Bismuth. PhD Thesis University of Sydney, Australia 162pp.
Rockbridgeite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Romanèchite
Formula: (Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
'Roméite Group'
Formula: A2(Sb5+)2O6Z
Reference: Sharpe, J.L., & Williams P.A. (2004) - Secondary bismuth and molybdenum minerals from Kingsgate, New England district of New South Wales.- Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol.10, n°1.
'Roméite Group var: Bismutostibiconite'
Formula: Bi(Sb5+,Fe3+)2O7
Reference: Sharpe, J.L., & Williams P.A. (2004) - Secondary bismuth and molybdenum minerals from Kingsgate, New England district of New South Wales.- Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol.10, n°1.
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Michael Hirst Collection;
Rostite
Formula: Al(SO4)(OH) · 5H2O
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Geochemical, mineralogical and biogeochemical characterisation of abandoned metalliferous mine sites, Southern New England Orogen. In Flood, P.G. (ed.) Regional Geology, tectonics and metallogenesis, New England Orogen, 1-3 Forum, 1999, Department of Earth Science, U.N.E. Australia, 409-417.
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Rucklidgeite
Formula: PbBi2Te4
Russellite
Formula: Bi2WO6
Reference: Museum Victoria Mineralogy Collection
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Rutile var: Ilmenorutile
Formula: Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Reference: Personally collected by Ryan Eagle in 2009
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Saléeite
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Reference: Judy Rowe collection
Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Brian M. England: Additonal Na-rich zeolite species and their associations from Ardglen, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy Vo. 6 No1 June 2000 p 33-40.
Sapphirine
Formula: Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Reference: Min Mag 50:635-640
Sasaite
Formula: (Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2O
Description: "This rare mineral occurs as snow-white glistening masses filling veinlets less than 1 mm thick in black slate. Magnified, using the scanning electron microscope, the veinlets are composed of layers of platy crystals. Small quartz and pyrite crystals occur with the sasaite, and veins of pale blue variscite may cut it."
Reference: W. D. Birch and D. A. Henry in Phosphate Minerals of Victoria, p.83-90.
Sauconite
Formula: Na0.3Zn3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
'Scapolite'
Reference: part of list University of Queensland
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 117 localities in this region.
Scheelite var: Cuprian Scheelite
Formula: (Ca,Cu)WO4
Reference: Downes, P. M., & Seccombe, P. K. (2004). Sulfur isotope distribution in Late Silurian volcanic‐hosted massive sulfide deposits of the Hill End Trough, eastern Lachlan Fold Belt, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 51(1), 123-141.; Donald H. McColl (1973) A New Occurrence of Raspite at the Cordillera Mine, New South Wales, Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Record 1973/152
Schizolite
Formula: NaCaMnSi3O8(OH)
Reference: Carr, G.R., Phillips, E.R. & Williams, P.R. (1976): An occurrence of eudialyte and manganoan pectolite in a phonolite dyke from south-eastern Queensland. Mineralogical Magazine 40, 853-856. [as "manganoan pectolite"]
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Description: As vermicular bodies, Brezina lamellae, and rhabdites. Brecciated but monocrystalline.
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1973). The Opaque Minerals in Stony Meteorites. Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam, London: New York. 245 pages.
Schuilingite-(Nd)
Formula: PbCu(Nd,Gd,Sm,Y)(CO3)3(OH) · 1.5H2O
Reference: Australian J. Mineralogy 13(2),89(2007)
Schumacherite
Formula: Bi3(VO4)2O(OH)
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 29: 164.; Frost, R. L., Henry, D. A., Weier, M. L., & Martens, W. (2006). Raman spectroscopy of three polymorphs of BiVO4: clinobisvanite, dreyerite and pucherite, with comparisons to (VO4) 3‐bearing minerals: namibite, pottsite and schumacherite. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 37(7), 722-732.
Scolecite ?
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 84 localities in this region.
Scorzalite
Formula: Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Segnitite
Formula: PbFe3+3AsO4(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Selenium
Formula: Se
Senarmontite
Formula: Sb2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Sepiolite
Formula: Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: part of list University of Queensland
Serandite
Formula: NaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Carr, Phillips & Williams - Mineralogical Magazine 1976 40,853-6
Serandite var: Calcian Sérandite
Formula: Na(Mn2+,Ca)2[HSi3O9]
Reference: Carr, Phillips & Williams - Mineralogical Magazine 1976 40,853-6
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Serpentine Subgroup var: Picrolite'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-10, SH/56-11), Geological Survey of New South Wales, 2001: HF Henley, RE Brown, JW Brownlow, RG Barnes and WJ Stroud. Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Serpierite
Formula: Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R. & Williams, P.A. (2004) - New data for Boothite, CuSO4.7H2O, from Burraga, New South Wales.- Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol.10, n°1.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 99 localities in this region.
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
Reference: Wagga Wagga Mine Data Sheets, 1982
'Silica'
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Pidgeon, R.T., Compston, W. (1965) The Age and Origin of the Cooma Granite and its Associated Metamorphic Zones, New South Wales. Journal of Petrology, 6, Part 2, 193-222.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Localities: Reported from at least 182 localities in this region.
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Reference: G.W.Cochrane 1982. Copper,Lead, Zinc and Barium deposits of Victoria, Geological Survey of Victoria, Bulletin No. 61, pp. 110-118
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 310 localities in this region.
Sphalerite var: Marmatite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Spinel var: Pleonaste
Formula: (Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Ryan Eagle, Kim Dowling, Stafford McKnight (2018) Lithium mineralogy and petrogenetic differentiation of granitic pegmatites of the Dorchap Dyke Swarm, NE Victoria, Australia. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 496
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Stellerite
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 275 localities in this region.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Stilpnomelane
Formula: (K,Ca,Na)(Fe2+,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 19, pp.269-277 (1981)
Stolzite
Formula: Pb(WO4)
Reference: Donald H. McColl (1973) A New Occurrence of Raspite at the Cordillera Mine, New South Wales, Australia. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Record 1973/152
Stranskiite
Formula: Zn2Cu(AsO4)2
Reference: Ashley, P.M., Lottermoser, B.G. (1999) Geochemical, mineralogical and biogeochemical characterisation of abandoned metalliferous mine sites, Southern New England Orogen. In Flood, P.G. (ed.) Regional Geology, tectonics and metallogenesis, New England Orogen, 1-3 Forum, 1999, Department of Earth Science, U.N.E. Australia, 409-417.
Strengite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Reference: Edwards, A. B. (1953): The mineral composition of the Yerranderie silver-lead ores. Proceedings - Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, No. 170, 73-101.
Strunzite ?
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Eagle, R. M., Birch, W. D., & McKnight, S. (2015). Phosphate minerals in granitic pegmatites from the Mount Wills District, north-eastern Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127(2), 55-68.
'Sturtite'
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Sulphotsumoite
Formula: Bi3Te2S
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: McQueen, Ken G.; J. R. Caldwell; P. W. Millsteed (July 1988). "Primary and Secondary Minerals at the Paddy's River Mine, Australian Capital Territory". Australian Mineralogist 3: 83–100.
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Podgson RE, Osborne RAL, Colchester DM, Minerals of Jenolan Caves, New South Wales, Australia: Geological and Biological Interactions, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 134, 1-18.
Szmikite
Formula: MnSO4 · H2O
Description: "Szmikite is often in contact with the granite matrix. It forms white to very pale pink, opaque globular masses, which resemble billowing cumulus clouds under the microscope, although they tend to be dull and earthy appearance. Outlines of crystal faces seen on the surfaces of the roughly spherical aggregates making up the crusts may represent an earlier more hydrated sulphate, such as jokokuite. On some specimens, aggregates of well-formed tabular monoclinic crystals up to about 50 micron across can be detected by SEM."
Reference: Museum Victoria Mineralogy Collection; A suite of hydrated manganese sulfates from the Womobi mine, northern Victoria, Australia. W.D.Birch, 2013, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 17/1.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Locality: