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Woods Mine (Wood's Rhodonite Mine), Tamworth, Darling Co., New South Wales, Australiai
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Woods Mine (Wood's Rhodonite Mine)Mine
Tamworth- not defined -
Darling Co.County
New South WalesState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
30° 49' 59'' South , 151° 15' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bendemeer483 (2012)10.9km
Limbri259 (2013)24.6km
Moonbi893 (2012)26.7km
Kootingal2,306 (2012)31.3km
Moore862 (2018)36.9km


A rhodonite (gemstone) mine located 30 km NNE of Tamworth and 17kms NW of Bendemeer.

Note: New England is not a correct locality descriptor.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
New England Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Woolomin Province, New England Orogen, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Mineral List


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

Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: Kawachi Y., Ashley P. M., Vince D., Goodwin M., 1994. Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58: 671-677
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Kawachi Y., Ashley P. M., Vince D., Goodwin M., 1994. Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58: 671-677
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Kawachi Y., Ashley P. M., Vince D., Goodwin M., 1994. Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58: 671-677
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Reference: Kawachi Y., Ashley P. M., Vince D., Goodwin M., 1994. Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58: 671-677
Cerchiaraite-(Mn)
Formula: Ba4Mn3+4(Si4O12)O2(OH)4Cl2[Si2O3(OH)4]
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Miura, H., Chapell, D. (2004): Cerchiaraite and Ca-bearing noélbensonite from Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 16, 185-189.
Hausmannite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Reference: Kawachi Y., Ashley P. M., Vince D., Goodwin M., 1994. Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58: 671-677
Iwateite
Formula: Na2BaMn(PO4)2
Description: Identified as 30-50 μm grains embedded in mangano-mangani-ungarettiite. Identified by EPMA (see accompanying analysis). Based on the unusual element combination I originally thought this was a new mineral, until I ran across the reference for its discovery in 2013 in Japan.
Reference: Frank Mazdab collection (epoxy mount FKM-30)
Mangano-ferri-eckermannite
Formula: {Na}{Na2}{Mn2+4Fe3+}Si8O22(OH)2
Mangano-mangani-ungarettiite
Formula: NaNa2(Mn2+2Mn3+3)(Si8O22)O2
Reference: • Kawachi, Y., Coombs, D.S., Leake, B.E., Hinton, R.W. (2002): The anhydrous amphibole ungarettiite from the Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 14, 375-377.
Namansilite
Formula: NaMn3+Si2O6
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine: 60:369-374.; Kawachi Y., Ashley P. M., Vince D., Goodwin M., 1994. Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58: 671-677
Nambulite
Formula: LiMn2+4Si5O14(OH)
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Lilly, K., Walls, D.J. (2009) Neotocite, nambulite group, and other minerals from the Woods mine, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Vol. 15, No. 1 & 2, 13-20.
Neotocite
Formula: (Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Lilly, K., Walls, D.J. (2009) Neotocite, nambulite group, and other minerals from the Woods mine, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Vol. 15, No. 1 & 2, 13-20.
Noelbensonite (TL)
Formula: BaMn3+2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Min.Rec.: 27:465; Mineralogical Magazine: 1996, 369-374.
'Potassic-mangano-mangani-ungarettiite'
Formula: KNa2(Mn2+2Mn3+3)(Si8O22)O2
Description: Occurs as higher-z patches and "wisps" in abundant Na-dominant mangano-mangani-ungarettiite. Although not included in the EPMA analysis included here, a small amount of Li may be present (~0.1 to ~0.2 wt% Li2O). This addition would optimize the site occupancies, is consistent with Li incorporation into alkali-rich amphiboles, and can be presumed present in the local assemblage as indicated by the identification of nambulite at the locality. In addition to the listed elements, minor amounts of Ni, Sr and F were measured (<0.05 wt%).
Reference: Frank K. Mazdab collection (epoxy mount and thin section FKM-30)
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Kawachi Y., Ashley P. M., Vince D., Goodwin M., 1994. Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58: 671-677
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine: 60:369-374.; Kawachi Y., Ashley P. M., Vince D., Goodwin M., 1994. Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58: 671-677
Serandite
Formula: NaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine: 60:369-374.
Sugilite
Formula: K(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
Reference: Kawachi Y., Ashley P. M., Vince D., Goodwin M., 1994. Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58: 671-677
Tephroite
Formula: Mn2+2SiO4
Reference: Field observation M Goodwin 1998; Kawachi Y., Ashley P. M., Vince D., Goodwin M., 1994. Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58: 671-677

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hausmannite4.BB.10Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Aegirine9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
Braunite9.AG.05Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Cerchiaraite-(Mn)9.CF.25Ba4Mn3+4(Si4O12)O2(OH)4Cl2[Si2O3(OH)4]
Mangano-ferri-eckermannite9.DE.25{Na}{Na2}{Mn2+4Fe3+}Si8O22(OH)2
Mangano-mangani-ungarettiite9.DE.25NaNa2(Mn2+2Mn3+3)(Si8O22)O2
Namansilite9.DA.25NaMn3+Si2O6
Nambulite9.DK.05LiMn2+4Si5O14(OH)
Neotocite9.ED.20(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Noelbensonite (TL)9.BE.05BaMn3+2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Serandite9.DG.05NaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)
Sugilite9.CM.05K(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
Tephroite9.AC.05Mn2+2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Iwateite-Na2BaMn(PO4)2
'Potassic-mangano-mangani-ungarettiite'-KNa2(Mn2+2Mn3+3)(Si8O22)O2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hausmannite7.2.7.1Mn2+Mn3+2O4
(AB)2X3
Braunite7.5.1.3Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Tephroite51.3.1.4Mn2+2SiO4
Group 63 - CYCLOSILICATES Condensed Rings
Condensed Rings (Milarite - Osumilite group)
Sugilite63.2.1a.9K(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Aegirine65.1.3c.2NaFe3+Si2O6
Namansilite65.1.3c.3NaMn3+Si2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Serandite65.2.1.5NaMn2+2Si3O8(OH)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Nambulite65.4.1.4LiMn2+4Si5O14(OH)
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Mangano-ferri-eckermannite66.1.3c.10{Na}{Na2}{Mn2+4Fe3+}Si8O22(OH)2
Mangano-mangani-ungarettiite66.1.3c.14NaNa2(Mn2+2Mn3+3)(Si8O22)O2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Neotocite71.1.5.4(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cerchiaraite-(Mn)-Ba4Mn3+4(Si4O12)O2(OH)4Cl2[Si2O3(OH)4]
Iwateite-Na2BaMn(PO4)2
Noelbensonite (TL)-BaMn3+2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
'Potassic-mangano-mangani-ungarettiite'-KNa2(Mn2+2Mn3+3)(Si8O22)O2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H NoelbensoniteBaMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
H Mangano-ferri-eckermannite{Na}{Na2}{Mn42+Fe3+}Si8O22(OH)2
H SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
H Cerchiaraite-(Mn)Ba4Mn43+(Si4O12)O2(OH)4Cl2[Si2O3(OH)4]
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
H NambuliteLiMn42+Si5O14(OH)
LiLithium
Li SugiliteK(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
Li NambuliteLiMn42+Si5O14(OH)
OOxygen
O NoelbensoniteBaMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
O Mangano-ferri-eckermannite{Na}{Na2}{Mn42+Fe3+}Si8O22(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O NamansiliteNaMn3+Si2O6
O SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
O SugiliteK(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
O Mangano-mangani-ungarettiiteNaNa2(Mn22+Mn33+)(Si8O22)O2
O Cerchiaraite-(Mn)Ba4Mn43+(Si4O12)O2(OH)4Cl2[Si2O3(OH)4]
O TephroiteMn22+SiO4
O BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O BaryteBaSO4
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
O Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
O NambuliteLiMn42+Si5O14(OH)
O IwateiteNa2BaMn(PO4)2
O Potassic-mangano-mangani-ungarettiiteKNa2(Mn22+Mn33+)(Si8O22)O2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na Mangano-ferri-eckermannite{Na}{Na2}{Mn42+Fe3+}Si8O22(OH)2
Na NamansiliteNaMn3+Si2O6
Na SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
Na SugiliteK(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
Na Mangano-mangani-ungarettiiteNaNa2(Mn22+Mn33+)(Si8O22)O2
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Na IwateiteNa2BaMn(PO4)2
Na Potassic-mangano-mangani-ungarettiiteKNa2(Mn22+Mn33+)(Si8O22)O2
MgMagnesium
Mg Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
AlAluminium
Al SugiliteK(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
SiSilicon
Si NoelbensoniteBaMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Si Mangano-ferri-eckermannite{Na}{Na2}{Mn42+Fe3+}Si8O22(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si NamansiliteNaMn3+Si2O6
Si SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
Si SugiliteK(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
Si Mangano-mangani-ungarettiiteNaNa2(Mn22+Mn33+)(Si8O22)O2
Si Cerchiaraite-(Mn)Ba4Mn43+(Si4O12)O2(OH)4Cl2[Si2O3(OH)4]
Si TephroiteMn22+SiO4
Si BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Si NambuliteLiMn42+Si5O14(OH)
Si Potassic-mangano-mangani-ungarettiiteKNa2(Mn22+Mn33+)(Si8O22)O2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P IwateiteNa2BaMn(PO4)2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl Cerchiaraite-(Mn)Ba4Mn43+(Si4O12)O2(OH)4Cl2[Si2O3(OH)4]
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K SugiliteK(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
K Potassic-mangano-mangani-ungarettiiteKNa2(Mn22+Mn33+)(Si8O22)O2
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MnManganese
Mn NoelbensoniteBaMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Mn Mangano-ferri-eckermannite{Na}{Na2}{Mn42+Fe3+}Si8O22(OH)2
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Mn NamansiliteNaMn3+Si2O6
Mn SeranditeNaMn22+Si3O8(OH)
Mn SugiliteK(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
Mn Mangano-mangani-ungarettiiteNaNa2(Mn22+Mn33+)(Si8O22)O2
Mn Cerchiaraite-(Mn)Ba4Mn43+(Si4O12)O2(OH)4Cl2[Si2O3(OH)4]
Mn TephroiteMn22+SiO4
Mn BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Mn HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
Mn Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
Mn NambuliteLiMn42+Si5O14(OH)
Mn IwateiteNa2BaMn(PO4)2
Mn Potassic-mangano-mangani-ungarettiiteKNa2(Mn22+Mn33+)(Si8O22)O2
FeIron
Fe Mangano-ferri-eckermannite{Na}{Na2}{Mn42+Fe3+}Si8O22(OH)2
Fe SugiliteK(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Fe Neotocite(Mn,Fe,Mg)SiO3 · H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr SugiliteK(Na,□)2Li3(Fe,Mn,Al,Zr)2[Si12O30]
BaBarium
Ba NoelbensoniteBaMn23+(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Ba Cerchiaraite-(Mn)Ba4Mn43+(Si4O12)O2(OH)4Cl2[Si2O3(OH)4]
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba IwateiteNa2BaMn(PO4)2

References

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Kawachi, Y., Coombs, D.S. (1993) Namansilite, NaMn³⁺Si₂O₆: a widespread clinopyroxene? Mineralogical Magazine, 57, 533-538.
Kawachi, Y., Ashley, P.M., Vince, D., Goodwin, M. (1994) Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58, 671-677.
Kawachi, Y., Coombs, D.S., Miura, H. (1996) Noélbensonite, a new BaMn silicate of the lawsonite structure type, from Wood’s mine, New South Wales, Australia, Mineralogical Magazine, 60, 369-374.
Stacey, G. (1998) Historical Background. The New England Region, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 4(2), 55-61.
Kawachi, Y., Coombs, D.S., Leake, B.E., Hinton, R.W. (2002) The anhydrous amphibole ungarettiite from the Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 14(2), 375-377.
Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Lilly, K., Walls, D.J. (2009) Neotocite, nambulite group, and other minerals from the Woods mine, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 15(1-2), 13-20.
Hardwick, B. (2009) EL 6410 Woods Rhodonite Project, Final Geological Report. Australian Mineral Mines Pty Ltd, NSW Geological Survey Report GS 2009/0563.
Kawachi, Y., Coombs, D.S., Akai, J., Lilly, K., Walls, D.J. (2012) An Imperfectly crystalline manganese phyllo silicate from the Woods Mine, New South Wales, Australia, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 16(2), 87-94.
Abstracts of New Mineral Descriptions, Noélbensonite. Mineralogical Record, 27, 465.


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