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Eaglehawk Creek, Bingara, Murchison Co., New South Wales, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Eaglehawk CreekCreek
Bingara- not defined -
Murchison Co.County
New South WalesState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 52' 53'' South , 150° 29' 49'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -29.88137,150.49686
GeoHash:G#: r6en08k2r
Locality type:Creek
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bingara1,205 (2012)7.4km
Dinoga179 (2018)13.7km
Myall Creek230 (2012)29.8km
Gravesend278 (2013)36.7km
Delungra575 (2012)40.9km


Located 5 miles West-south-west of Bingara on the Narrabri-Bingara Road are old shafts and workings of "Deep Leads" containing loosely cemented gem bearing gravels.

Regions containing this locality

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

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Buchester K.J. (1972) A Treasury of Australian Gemstones: An Introduction to Gemhunting and Cutting. Ure Smith, Australia, 192p.
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Buchester K.J. (1972) A Treasury of Australian Gemstones: An Introduction to Gemhunting and Cutting. Ure Smith, Australia, 192p.
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Buchester K.J. (1972) A Treasury of Australian Gemstones: An Introduction to Gemhunting and Cutting. Ure Smith, Australia, 192p.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Buchester K.J. (1972) A Treasury of Australian Gemstones: An Introduction to Gemhunting and Cutting. Ure Smith, Australia, 192p.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Buchester K.J. (1972) A Treasury of Australian Gemstones: An Introduction to Gemhunting and Cutting. Ure Smith, Australia, 192p.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Buchester K.J. (1972) A Treasury of Australian Gemstones: An Introduction to Gemhunting and Cutting. Ure Smith, Australia, 192p.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Buchester K.J. (1972) A Treasury of Australian Gemstones: An Introduction to Gemhunting and Cutting. Ure Smith, Australia, 192p.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Buchester K.J. (1972) A Treasury of Australian Gemstones: An Introduction to Gemhunting and Cutting. Ure Smith, Australia, 192p.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Corundum
var: Sapphire
-Al2O3
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O CorundumAl2O3
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
AlAluminium
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al CorundumAl2O3
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

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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Mississippian - Late Devonian
323.2 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 3189620
Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (323.2 - 382.7 Ma)

Comments: New England Fold Belt

Lithology: Volcanigenic siltstone,greywacke

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]

Tournaisian
346.7 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 704716
Luton Formation

Age: Mississippian (346.7 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Luton Formation

Description: Calcareous and arkosic arenite, siltstone and claystone with orthoconglomerate towards the base; rare limestone lenses and tuff; laminite extensively developed in the north

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; sedimentary carbonate; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic; sedimentary carbonate

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 Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Brown, R.E., and Stroud, W.J. (1997) Inverell 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-5: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 576pp.
Myatt, B. (1972) Australian and New Zealand Gemstones. Paul Hamlyn, Sydney.
Buchester K.J. (1972) A Treasury of Australian Gemstones.
New South Wales Geological Survey Report GS1993/060;


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