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Lord Brassey Mine, Heazlewood district, Waratah-Wynyard municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 27' 0'' South , 145° 17' 60'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.45000,145.30000
GeoHash:G#: r0xk4qk0p
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


An old abandoned nickel mine, type locality for two rare nickel minerals.
The dump is rather picked-over and nickel minerals are now very sparse.

Zaratite was locally abundant on weathered ore, as bright green alterations on heazlewoodite, but not all such material there is true zaratite. Some forms from alteration of hellyerite, and some may alter to other nickel minerals. Some was shown by Henry and Birch (1992) to include otwayite and theophrastite, though their XRD patterns indicated a greatly dominant amorphous phase. Similar material was shown to contain nullaginite (Garcia-Guinea et al., 2014). However some fresh, glassy material appears quite amorphous and could be considered true zaratite (R. Bottrill, unpub. data). Some fine grained, bright green chromian andradite there also resembles zaratite, as may some other secondary nickel minerals in the deposit.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Lord Brassey Mine, Heazlewood district, Tasmania, Australia
Lord Brassey Mine, Heazlewood, Tasmania, Australia

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


41 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Description: Doubtful, probably misidentification of zaratite
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: James Melville's Collection
Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Description: Quantitative electron microprobe analysis indicates a Mg-rich composition, most probably clinochlore
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Cobaltpentlandite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Reference: Frank Keutsch Collection
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Dypingite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Falcondoite
Formula: (Ni,Mg)4Si6O15(OH)2 · 6H2O
Colour: green
Description: clay-like mineral
Reference: Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W.E. (2008): A Catalogue of The Minerals of Tasmania. Tasmanian Gelogical Survey Bulletin 73, 254 p
Gaspéite
Formula: Ni(CO3)
Habit: secondary coating
Colour: yellow-green
Description: on pentlandite or polydymite
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Heazlewoodite (TL)
Formula: Ni3S2
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332 ; American Mineralogist: 44: 533-538
Hellyerite (TL)
Formula: NiCO3 · 5.5H2O
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332 ; American Mineralogist: 44: 533-538
Hydrohonessite
Formula: (Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Reference: R Bottrill, unpub.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Description: Probably polytype lizardite-1T
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: American Mineralogist: 44: 533-538; Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Description: as fine inclusions in heazlewoodite and as alteration product of pentlandite
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332 .
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Habit: small massive patches
Colour: dark-grey to purple-gray
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332 .
Népouite
Formula: (Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: RRUFF Project Specimen ID: R050268
Nullaginite
Formula: Ni2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W.E. (2008): A Catalogue of The Minerals of Tasmania. Tasmanian Gelogical Survey Bulletin 73, 254 p
Otwayite
Formula: Ni2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Henry, D. A. & Birch, W. D. (1992): Otwayite and theophrastite from the Lord Brassey Mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Magazine 56, 252-255.; Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Palygorskite
Formula: (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Pecoraite
Formula: Ni3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Description: Idetified from one sample (Anderson et al 2002)
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332 . ; American Mineralogist: 44: 533-538
Polydymite
Formula: Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332 .
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Description: A nickel-rich variety
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Pyroaurite
Formula: Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332 .
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Reevesite
Formula: Ni6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Habit: crust
Colour: lemon-yellow
Description: on serpentine
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Retgersite
Formula: NiSO4 · 6H2O
Habit: crystals and crust on serpentine
Colour: pale to medium blue
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Description: Occurs as fine-grained white material intergrown with pyroaurite, palygorskite and brucite in altered serpentinite
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Stevensite
Formula: (Ca,Na)xMg3-x(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Theophrastite
Formula: Ni(OH)2
Reference: Henry, D. A. & Birch, W. D. (1992): Otwayite and theophrastite from the Lord Brassey Mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Magazine 56, 252-255.; Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Reference: Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
Zaratite
Formula: Ni3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
Habit: Thin coatings, amorphous masses & irregular, mamillary or stalactitic encrustations
Colour: emerald-green
Reference: Andersen, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332. Garcia-Guinea, J., La Iglesia, A., Crespo-Feo, E., González del Tanago, J., Correcher, V. (2014): The status of zaratite; investigation of the type specimen from Cape Ortegal, Galicia, Spain. European Journal of Mineralogy: 25: 995-1004.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Awaruite'1.AE.20Ni3Fe
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Cobaltpentlandite'2.BB.15(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Digenite'2.BA.10Cu9S5
'Heazlewoodite' (TL)2.BB.05Ni3S2
'Millerite'2.CC.20NiS
'Molybdenite'2.EA.30MoS2
'Pentlandite'2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
'Polydymite'2.DA.05Ni2+Ni3+2S4
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Violarite'2.DA.05Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Brucite'4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Theophrastite'4.FE.05Ni(OH)2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
'Dypingite'5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
'Gaspéite'5.AB.05Ni(CO3)
'Hellyerite' (TL)5.CA.20NiCO3 · 5.5H2O
'Magnesite'5.AB.05MgCO3
'Nullaginite'5.BA.10Ni2(CO3)(OH)2
'Otwayite'5.DA.15Ni2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
'Pyroaurite'5.DA.50Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
'Reevesite'5.DA.50Ni6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
'Zaratite'5.DA.15Ni3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Hydrohonessite'7.DD.35(Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
'Retgersite'7.CB.30NiSO4 · 6H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Annabergite' ?8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Andradite'9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
'Antigorite'9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Chrysotile'9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Clinochlore'9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
'Diopside'9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
'Enstatite'9.DA.05MgSiO3
'Falcondoite'9.EE.25(Ni,Mg)4Si6O15(OH)2 · 6H2O
'Lizardite'9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Népouite'9.ED.15(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Palygorskite'9.EE.20(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
'Pecoraite'9.ED.15Ni3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Saponite'9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
'Stevensite'9.EC.45(Ca,Na)xMg3-x(Si4O10)(OH)2
'Talc'9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Awaruite1.1.11.4Ni3Fe
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Heazlewoodite (TL)2.5.3.1Ni3S2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Cobaltpentlandite2.7.1.3(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Polydymite2.10.1.7Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Violarite2.10.1.8Fe2+Ni3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Theophrastite6.2.1.5Ni(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Gaspéite14.1.1.8Ni(CO3)
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)·xH2O
Hellyerite (TL)15.1.7.1NiCO3 · 5.5H2O
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Nullaginite16a.3.2.1Ni2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Otwayite16b.3.2.1Ni2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
Zaratite16b.4.1.1Ni3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
Pyroaurite16b.6.2.3Mg6Fe3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reevesite16b.6.3.1Ni6Fe3+2(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Dypingite16b.7.2.1Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Retgersite29.6.9.1NiSO4 · 6H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Hydrohonessite31.10.7.1(Ni1-xFe3+x)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite ?40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Népouite71.1.2b.3(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Pecoraite71.1.2d.4Ni3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Saponite71.3.1b.2Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Stevensite71.3.1b.6(Ca,Na)xMg3-x(Si4O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Falcondoite74.3.1b.2(Ni,Mg)4Si6O15(OH)2 · 6H2O
Palygorskite74.3.1a.1(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
H Falcondoite(Ni,Mg)4Si6O15(OH)2 · 6H2O
H HellyeriteNiCO3 · 5.5H2O
H Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H NullaginiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2
H OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
H Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
H PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H ReevesiteNi6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
H RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
H SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Stevensite(Ca,Na)xMg3-x(Si4O10)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H TheophrastiteNi(OH)2
H ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
C GaspéiteNi(CO3)
C HellyeriteNiCO3 · 5.5H2O
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C NullaginiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2
C OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
C PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
C ReevesiteNi6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
C ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
OOxygen
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AragoniteCaCO3
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O Falcondoite(Ni,Mg)4Si6O15(OH)2 · 6H2O
O GaspéiteNi(CO3)
O HellyeriteNiCO3 · 5.5H2O
O Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O NullaginiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2
O OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
O Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
O PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O ReevesiteNi6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
O RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
O SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Stevensite(Ca,Na)xMg3-x(Si4O10)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O TheophrastiteNi(OH)2
O ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
NaSodium
Na SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na Stevensite(Ca,Na)xMg3-x(Si4O10)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg DypingiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 5H2O
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Mg PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Mg SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg Stevensite(Ca,Na)xMg3-x(Si4O10)(OH)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Al SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si Falcondoite(Ni,Mg)4Si6O15(OH)2 · 6H2O
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Palygorskite(Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Si PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Stevensite(Ca,Na)xMg3-x(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SSulfur
S Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S HeazlewooditeNi3S2
S Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
S MilleriteNiS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
S ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CaCalcium
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca Stevensite(Ca,Na)xMg3-x(Si4O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe AwaruiteNi3Fe
Fe Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyroauriteMg6Fe23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ReevesiteNi6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Fe SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
CoCobalt
Co Cobaltpentlandite(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ni AwaruiteNi3Fe
Ni Falcondoite(Ni,Mg)4Si6O15(OH)2 · 6H2O
Ni GaspéiteNi(CO3)
Ni HeazlewooditeNi3S2
Ni HellyeriteNiCO3 · 5.5H2O
Ni Hydrohonessite(Ni1-xFex3+)(OH)2(SO4)x/2 · nH2O
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni Népouite(Ni,Mg)3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Ni NullaginiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2
Ni OtwayiteNi2(CO3)(OH)2 · H2O
Ni PecoraiteNi3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni PolydymiteNi2+Ni23+S4
Ni ReevesiteNi6Fe23+(OH)16(CO3) · 4H2O
Ni RetgersiteNiSO4 · 6H2O
Ni TheophrastiteNi(OH)2
Ni ViolariteFe2+Ni23+S4
Ni ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
CuCopper
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
AsArsenic
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

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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Series 2 - Terreneuvian
509 - 541 Ma



ID: 706267
ultramafic rock 69569

Age: Cambrian (509 - 541 Ma)

Description: Peridotite, serpentinite and associated rocks. Includes Beaconsfield Ultramafic Complex

Comments: igneous ultramafic; meta-igneous ultramafic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous ultramafic; meta-igneous ultramafic

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3191628
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone,sandstone,siltstone

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]

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

References

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- Henry, D. A. & Birch, W. D. (1992): Otwayite and theophrastite from the Lord Brassey Mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Magazine. 56, 252-255.
- Anderson, P., Bottrill, R. & Davidson, P. (2002): Famous mineral localities: The Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania. Mineralogical Record 33, 321-332
- Garcia-Guinea, J., La Iglesia, A., Crespo-Feo, E., González del Tanago, J., Correcher, V. (2014): The status of zaratite; investigation of the type specimen from Cape Ortegal, Galicia, Spain. European Journal of Mineralogy: 25: 995-1004.


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