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Tathra clay pit, Auckland Co., New South Wales, Australiai
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Tathra clay pitPit (Abandoned)
Auckland Co.County
New South WalesState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 44' 2'' South , 149° 56' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Pit (Abandoned)
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bega4,537 (2012)11.6km
Merimbula6,367 (2012)17.6km
Millingandi538 (2018)18.8km
Buckajo508 (2018)20.7km
Numbugga305 (2012)20.9km


A former small clay pit worked by L. Stafford & Sons for brick making.

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2 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Hertzberger, G.A., Barnes, R.G. (1978) Mine Data Sheets to accompany Metallogenic Map Bega 1:125 000 Sheet (SJ-55-4). Geological Survey of New South Wales, Department of Mines, 345 pages.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Hertzberger, G.A., Barnes, R.G. (1978) Mine Data Sheets to accompany Metallogenic Map Bega 1:125 000 Sheet (SJ-55-4). Geological Survey of New South Wales, Department of Mines, 345 pages.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Hertzberger, G.A., Barnes, R.G. (1978) Mine Data Sheets to accompany Metallogenic Map Bega 1:125 000 Sheet (SJ-55-4). Geological Survey of New South Wales, Department of Mines, 345 pages.
Vermiculite
Formula: Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Hertzberger, G.A., Barnes, R.G. (1978) Mine Data Sheets to accompany Metallogenic Map Bega 1:125 000 Sheet (SJ-55-4). Geological Survey of New South Wales, Department of Mines, 345 pages.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Vermiculite9.EC.50Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Vermiculite71.2.2d.3Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O

References

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Hertzberger, G.A., Barnes, R.G. (1978) Mine Data Sheets to accompany Metallogenic Map Bega 1:125 000 Sheet (SJ-55-4). Geological Survey of New South Wales, Department of Mines, 345 pages.

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