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Woods Mine (Wood's Rhodonite Mine), Tamworth, Darling Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 49' 59'' South , 151° 15' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.83333,151.25000
GeoHash:G#: r6e89fbyu
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

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

Note: New England is not a correct locality descriptor.

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

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Olenekian - Wordian
247.2 - 268.8 Ma

ID: 753636
Looanga Monzogranite

Age: Phanerozoic (247.2 - 268.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Looanga Monzogranite

Description: Medium to coarse grained equigranular biotite - (hornblende) monzogranite

Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive

Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). [5]

252.17 - 298.9 Ma

ID: 3192842
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)

Comments: New England Fold Belt

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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Kawachi, Y., Coombs, D.S. (1993) Namansilite, NaMn³⁺Si₂O₆: a widespread clinopyroxene?, Mineralogical Magazine Vol. 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, Vol. 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 Vol. 60: 369-374.
Stacey, G. (1998) Historical Background. The New England Region, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Vol.4, No.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, Vol. 14, No.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, Vol. 15, No. 1 & 2, 13-20.
Hardwick, B. (2009) EL 6410 Woods Rhodonite Project, Final Geological Report, Aaustralian 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, Vol. 16, No 2, 87-94.
Abstracts of New Mineral Descriptions, Noélbensonite, Mineralogical Record, 27, 465.

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