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Pyromorphite lode, Zeehan Queen mine ("Sylvester-Queen"), Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Pyromorphite lodeLode
Zeehan Queen mine ("Sylvester-Queen")Mine
Zeehan mineral field- not defined -
Zeehan districtDistrict
West Coast municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 52' 59'' South , 145° 18' 30'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Zeehan845 (2012)2.3km
Rosebery1,035 (2012)22.3km
West Strahan637 (2014)29.9km
Strahan637 (2012)29.9km
Queenstown2,352 (2012)30.0km


This deposit was often incorrectly termed the Sylvester mine (a mine to the immediate south). It probably includes a number of related veins in or adjacent a basaltic formation. Where weathered they have a variety of oxide-zone minerals. It is best known for green pyromorphite, commonly altered to green or white plumbogummite (commonly described as hinsdalite - but unconfirmed).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Crocoite
Formula: PbCrO4
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Hinsdalite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: [Lancaster, 1980 - "Minerals and Gemstones of Tasmania", p29]
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: R Bottrill collection
Quartz
Formula: SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Crocoite7.FA.20PbCrO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Hinsdalite8.BL.05PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Plumbogummite8.BL.10PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 35 - ANHYDROUS CHROMATES
AXO4
Crocoite35.3.1.1PbCrO4
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Plumbogummite42.7.3.5PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Hinsdalite43.4.1.5PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
OOxygen
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CrocoitePbCrO4
O PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
AlAluminium
Al HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Al PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
P HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SSulfur
S HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
CrChromium
Cr CrocoitePbCrO4
PbLead
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb HinsdalitePbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb CrocoitePbCrO4
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PlumbogummitePbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6

References

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Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.

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