Donate now to keep alive!Help|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
What is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthMineral PhotographyThe Elements and their MineralsGeological TimeMineral Evolution
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

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

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 49' 59'' South , 151° 15' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.83333,151.25000
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.

Mineral List

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on

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]

Data and map coding provided by, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

This page contains all mineral locality references listed on This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.


Sort by Year (asc) | by Year (desc) | by Author (A-Z) | by Author (Z-A)
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.

Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: March 21, 2018 14:58:46 Page generated: February 3, 2018 03:35:46
Go to top of page