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New South Wales, Australia

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New South Wales, Australia
 
Area:800,642 km2
Neighbouring regions:
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Administratively, New South Wales is subdivided into 141 counties and further into 7,459 parishes. The counties have been the same since the nineteenth century.

Note: the local government areas of New South Wales (128 in September 2016) are either Municipalities (predominantly inner-city suburban areas and smaller rural towns) or Shires (predominantly rural or outer suburban areas). They have been subject to periodic bouts of restructuring, and are not used on Mindat.

Some areas designated since the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) have adopted the title "Region", usually large rural areas dominated by a rural city. Many councils now choose not to use any area title, and simply refer to themselves as councils, e.g. Central Coast Council, Burwood Council.

In Australia the State is generally referred to by its initials: NSW (or N.S.W.). The co-ordinates for NSW are for the Post Office in Sydney.

Mindat Articles

Minerals of Coffs Harbour region by Alan Melbourne




Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Adamite

var: Cuprian Adamite

Aegirine

var: Titanian Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Aenigmatite

Agardite-(Ce)

Agardite-(Nd)

Agardite-(Y)

Aguilarite

Alabandite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Aldridgeite (TL)

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Allargentum

Almandine

Alpersite

Alstonite

Alunite

Amblygonite

Amesite

Aminoffite

Amphibole Supergroup

var: Byssolite

var: Uralite

Analcime

Anatase

Andalusite

'Andorite'

Andradite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Annabergite

Annite

Anorthite

var: Barium-Anorthite (of Nockolds and Zies)

var: Bytownite

'Anorthoclase'

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

Antimony

Antlerite

'Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Ardealite

Arfvedsonite

Argentojarosite

Argentopyrite

Argyrodite

Armenite

Arsenic

Arseniosiderite

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Arsentsumebite

Atacamite

Augelite

Augite

Aurichalcite

Aurostibite

Autunite

Awaruite

Axinite-(Fe)

'Axinite Group'

Axinite-(Mg)

Axinite-(Mn)

Azurite

Babingtonite

Baddeleyite

Bannisterite

Barbosalite

Bariopharmacosiderite

'Bariopharmacosiderite-Q'

'Barringtonite'

Baryte

'Bastnäsite'

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Bastnäsite-(La)

Bayldonite

Beaverite-(Cu)

Bechererite

Bementite

Benitoite

Benjaminite

Beraunite

Bernalite (TL)

Berthierite

Bertrandite

Beryl

var: Alkali-beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Emerald

Berzelianite

Betpakdalite-CaCa

Betpakdalite-CaMg

'Betpakdalite Group'

Beudantite

'Beudantite-Segnitite Series'

'Bindheimite'

'Biotite'

'var: Titanian Biotite'

Birchite (TL)

Birnessite

Bismite

Bismoclite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bismutoferrite

Blixite

Böhmite

Boleite

Boothite

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Bowieite

Boyleite

Braggite

Braunite

Breithauptite

Brianyoungite

Brochantite

'Brokenhillite'

Bromargyrite

Bromellite

Brookite

Brucite

'Bursaite'

Bustamite

Cacoxenite

Calaverite

Calcite

var: Cobaltoan Calcite

var: Ferroan Calcite

var: Glendonite

var: Iceland Spar

Calderite

Caledonite

Calomel

Campigliaite

Cannonite

Capgaronnite

Cardite

Carminite

Caryopilite

Cassiterite

var: Wood Tin

Catapleiite

Celestine

Celsian

Cerchiaraite-(Mn)

Cerianite-(Ce)

Cerussite

Cervantite

'Chabazite'

'var: Phacolite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chabazite-Na

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcosiderite

Chalcostibite

Chamosite

Chenevixite

Chlorapatite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

var: Iodian Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

'var: Brunsvigite'

Chloritoid

Christelite

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chromite

var: Ferrichromite

'Chromite-Magnesiochromite Series'

Chrysocolla

'Chrysoprase'

Chrysotile

Churchite-(Y)

Chursinite

Cinnabar

Claudetite

Clausthalite

'Clays'

Clinoatacamite

Clinochlore

var: Chromian Clinochlore

var: Diabantite

var: Ripidolite

Clinoclase

Clinoferrosilite

'Clinoptilolite'

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinozoisite

Coalingite

Cobaltite

Cobaltpentlandite

Coccinite

Conichalcite

Connellite

Cookeite

Cooperite

Copiapite

Copper

'Copper Stain'

'Copper Sulphides'

Cordierite

Corkite

Cornwallite

Coronadite

Corundum

var: Barklyite

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

Cosalite

Costibite (TL)

Covellite

Cowlesite

Crandallite

Cristobalite

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cumengeite

Cuprite

var: Chalcotrichite

Cuprocopiapite

Cuproiridsite

Cuprorhodsite

Cuprotungstite

Curite

Cyanotrichite

Cyrilovite

'Davidite'

Dawsonite

Dervillite

Despujolsite

Diamond

Diaphorite

Diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

var: Chromian Diopside

'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'

Djurleite

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

var: Zincian Dolomite

Dravite

Dufrénite

Duftite

Dundasite

Dyscrasite

Ecandrewsite (TL)

Edwardsite (TL)

Elbaite

'Electrum'

Eleonorite

Enargite

Enstatite

var: Bronzite

'Enstatite-Ferrosilite Series'

Epidote

Epsomite

'Epsomite Group'

'Erionite'

Erionite-Ca

Erlichmanite

Erythrite

Euchroite

Eudialyte

'Eudialyte Group'

Eugenite

Falkmanite

Famatinite

Faustite

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Ferberite

Ferrierite-Mg

Ferri-leakeite

Ferrimolybdite

Ferro-actinolite

'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'

Ferro-hornblende

Ferro-pargasite

Ferrorhodonite (TL)

Ferro-tschermakite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

'Fluorapophyllite'

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorite

Fornacite

Forsterite

Franckeite

Freibergite

Freieslebenite

Friedelite

Gahnite

Gaidonnayite

Galena

Galenobismutite

'Garnet'

Gartrellite

Gedrite

Gelosaite

Genkinite

Gersdorffite

Geversite

Gibbsite

'Glass'

Glaucodot

Glauconite

Glaucophane

'Gmelinite'

Goethite

Gold

Goldfieldite

Gonnardite

Gordaite

Goslarite

var: Mangangoslarite

Graphite

Greenalite

Greenockite

Grossular

var: Chrome-bearing Grossular

var: Hibschite

Grunerite

Guanajuatite

Gudmundite

'Gummite'

Gunningite

Gypsum

var: Selenite

Gyrolite

Halite

'Halloysite'

Halotrichite

'Halotrichite-Pickeringite Series'

Hausmannite

Hawleyite

Heazlewoodite

Hedenbergite

var: Manganoan Hedenbergite

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

Hercynite

Heterogenite

Heterosite

'Heulandite'

Hibonite

Hidalgoite

Hinsdalite

'Hiortdahlite I'

Hisingerite

Hodgesmithite (TL)

Hoganite (TL)

Hollandite

Hopeite

'Hornblende'

Hübnerite

Huntite

Hydrocerussite

Hydrokenoelsmoreite (TL)

var: Ferritungstite

Hydromagnesite

'Hydromuscovite'

Hydroniumjarosite

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Hydroxylapatite

Hydrozincite

'Hypersthene'

Idaite

Ikunolite

Ilmenite

var: Iserine

var: Picroilmenite

Ilvaite

Imiterite

Inesite

Iodargyrite

Iridium

var: Osmiridium

Iron

var: Kamacite

var: Martensite

'Iron Ochre'

'Iron oxide'

Isocubanite

Isoferroplatinum

Jacobsite

Jalpaite

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Johannsenite

Jonassonite

'Joséite'

Joséite-A

Joséite-B

Kaersutite

Kanoite

Kaolinite

Katophorite

Kermesite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kidwellite

Kingsmountite

Kintoreite (TL)

Kipushite

Kleemanite

Kobellite

Koechlinite

Kolbeckite

Kolitschite (TL)

Köttigite

Krautite

Ktenasite

Kutnohorite

Kyanite

'Labradorite'

Lanarkite

Langite

Laumontite

Laurionite

Laurite

Lawsonite

Lead

Leadhillite

'Leakeite'

Lechatelierite

Legrandite

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucite

Leucophosphite

'Lévyne'

Lévyne-Ca

Libethenite

var: Zincian Libethenite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Linnaeite

'Lithiophilite-Triphylite Series'

Lithiophorite

Liversidgeite (TL)

Livingstonite

Lizardite

Löllingite

Luanheite

Lueshite

Mackinawite

Maghemite

Magnesio-arfvedsonite

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Lodestone

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Majorite

Malachite

Malanite

Malayaite

Maldonite

Mallardite

Mandarinoite

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

'Manganocummingtonite'

Mangano-ferri-eckermannite

Manganogrunerite

Mangano-mangani-ungarettiite (TL)

Marcasite

Margarite

Marshite (TL)

'Maskelynite'

Massicot

Matildite

Maucherite

Mawbyite (TL)

Mawsonite (TL)

Mckinstryite

Melanterite

var: Cuprian Melanterite

'Melilite Group'

'Melnikovite'

Mendipite

Meneghinite

Mercury

Merenskyite

Merrillite

Mesolite

Meta-autunite

Metastibnite

Metatorbernite

Metazeunerite

Miargyrite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

var: Amazonite

var: Hyalophane

'Microperthite'

Miersite (TL)

Milarite

Millerite

Mimetite

Minium

Mirabilite

Molybdenite

'Molybdenum'

Molybdite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Montanite

Montgomeryite

Montmorillonite

Mottramite

Munakataite

Muscovite

var: Barian Muscovite

var: Damourite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nadorite

Namansilite

Nambulite

Namuwite

Nantokite

Natrodufrénite

Natrojarosite

Natrolite

Natroniobite

Neotocite

Neptunite

Nesquehonite

Nickel

Nickeline

Nickelskutterudite

Niedermayrite

Niter

Noelbensonite (TL)

Nontronite

Nordstrandite

Norrishite (TL)

Nsutite

Nyholmite (TL)

Offretite

Olivenite

var: Zincian Olivenite

'Olivine'

Omphacite

Opal

var: Black Opal

var: Bone Opal

var: Boulder Opal

var: Crystal Opal

var: Fire Opal

var: Harlequin Opal

var: Honey Opal

var: Hyalite

var: Jelly Opal

var: Mother of Opal

var: Opal-AG

var: Opal-AN

var: Opaline

var: Pineapple Opal

var: Precious Opal

var: Red Flash Opal

var: Shell Opal

var: Wood Opal

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Osakaite

Osarizawaite

Osmium

var: Iridosmine

Otavite

Owyheeite

Oxo-mangani-leakeite (TL)

Oxy-foitite (TL)

Paceite (TL)

Palladium

Palygorskite

Paracostibite

Paradocrasite (TL)

Paragonite

Paramelaconite

Paratacamite

Pearceite

Pectolite

var: Manganoan Pectolite

Pentlandite

Perite

Perovskite

Perroudite

'Petrified Wood'

Pharmacolite

Pharmacosiderite

'Phengite'

Philipsbornite

'Phillipsite'

Phillipsite-Ca

Phillipsite-K

Phillipsite-Na

Phlogopite

Phosgenite

Phosphohedyphane

Phosphosiderite

Pickeringite

Pigeonite

Platinum

var: Ferroan Platinum

'Plessite'

Plimerite (TL)

Plumbogummite

Plumbojarosite

Poitevinite

Polybasite

Posnjakite

Powellite

Prehnite

Preisingerite

Proustite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

var: Arsenian Pyrite

Pyroaurite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrope

Pyrophanite

Pyrophyllite

Pyrosmalite-(Fe)

Pyrosmalite-(Mn)

Pyrostilpnite

'Pyroxene Group'

'var: Al-pyroxene'

Pyroxmangite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Blue Quartz

var: Carnelian

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Jasper

var: Milky Quartz

var: Prase

var: Rock Crystal

var: Sceptre Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Quenselite

Ramsdellite

Raspite (TL)

Realgar

Reevesite

'Rhabdophane'

Rhabdophane-(Ce)

Rhodochrosite

var: Zincorhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Richterite

Ringwoodite

Riomarinaite

Rockbridgeite

Romanèchite

'Roméite Group'

'var: Bismutostibiconite'

Rooseveltite

Rosasite

Roscoelite

Roxbyite

Russellite

Rutile

var: Niobian Rutile

Safflorite

Sampleite

Sanidine

Saponite

Sapphirine

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

var: Cuprian Scheelite

Scholzite

Schorl

Schreibersite

Schuilingite-(Nd)

Schulenbergite

Scorodite

Segnitite (TL)

Selenium

Senarmontite

Sepiolite

Serandite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

'var: Picrolite'

Serpierite

Shannonite

Siderite

var: Manganoan Siderite

Siegenite

Sieleckiite

Siidraite (TL)

'Silica'

Sillénite

Sillimanite

Silver

var: Antimonial Silver

Skutterudite

'Smectite-claystone'

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Sodalite

Spangolite

Sperrylite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

var: Marmatite

var: Schalenblende

Spinel

var: Pleonaste

Spionkopite

Stannite

Stannoidite

Staurolite

Stellerite

Stephanite

'Stetefeldtite'

Stibarsen

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Stilpnomelane

Stolzite

Strengite

Stromeyerite

Strontianite

'Sturtite'

Sugilite

Sulphur

Sylvite

Synchysite-(Ce)

Taenite

Talc

var: Steatite

'Tapiolite'

Taranakite

Tarbuttite

Teallite

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tephroite

Tetradymite

Tetraferroplatinum

Tetrahedrite

Tetrataenite

'Thénardite'

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorite

'Tiger's Eye'

Tin

Titanite

Todorokite

Tooeleite

Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tridymite

Triplite

Tripuhyite

Troilite

Tsumcorite

Tsumebite

Tulameenite

var: Iridian tulameenite

Tungsten

Tungstite

Turquoise

var: Rashleighite

Ullmannite

Ulmite

'UM1989-26-Sb:Pd'

Ungemachite

'Unnamed (Bi Telluride Sulphide III)'

'Unnamed (Pb-Cu Iodide Hydroxide)'

Uraninite

Uvarovite

Valentinite

Valleriite

Vanadinite

Vanderheydenite (TL)

Variscite

Varlamoffite

Vauquelinite

Vermiculite

Vernadite

Vesuvianite

Violarite

'Wad'

Wattevilleite

Wavellite

Waylandite

Whewellite

Wilkinsonite (TL)

Willemite

Willyamite (TL)

Witherite

Wittichenite

Wolfeite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wroewolfeite

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

'Xenotime'

Xenotime-(Y)

Yancowinnaite (TL)

Yarrowite

Zavaritskite

Zdenĕkite

'Zeolite Group'

Zincochromite

Zincolibethenite

Zincolivenite

Zincrosasite

'Zinnwaldite'

Zircon

Zoisite

Zwieselite


645 valid minerals. 33 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

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'Adamellite'

Agglomerate

Alluvial deposit

Alluvium

Amphibolite

'Amygdaloidal basalt'

Andesite

'Anomalous IIIAB iron meteorite'

Anorthosite

'Aplite'

Arenite

'Argillite'

Basalt

Bauxite

'Bentonite'

'Biotite schist'

Breccia

Calcrete

Chert

'Chlorite schist'

Chromitite

Clay

Claystone

Coal

Conglomerate

'Copper carbonate ore'

'Corundite'

'Crystal tuff'

Dacite

'Diallagite'

Diatomite

Diorite

'Dolerite'

Dolostone

Dunite

'Eucrite cumulate meteorite'

'Eucrite monomict breccia meteorite'

'Feldspar porphyry'

Feldspathic-arenite

'Felsic tuff'

'Felsite'

Ferricrete

'Fulgurite'

Gabbro

Gossan

Granite

Granitoid

Granodiorite

'Granophyric granite'

Gravel

Greenschist

Greisen

'Greywacke'

H4 chondrite meteorite

H5 chondrite meteorite

H6 chondrite meteorite

Harzburgite

Hornblendite

Hornfels

'Ignimbritic tuff'

'Iron ore'

Ironstone

'Jade'

'L3.8-an chondrite meteorite'

L4 chondrite meteorite

L6 chondrite meteorite

Lamprophyre

Lapilli-tuff

Laterite

Leucitite

'Leucogranite'

Limestone

Lithic-arenite

'Lithic tuff'

Lithic-wacke

Marble

'Marl'

'Meladiorite'

Meta-arenite

Metabasalt

'Metadolerite'

Metagabbro

Metagreywacke

Metaharzburgite

Metalithic-wacke

Metasandstone

Metasiltstone

'Mica schist'

'Microgranite'

Monzodiorite

Monzogranite

Monzonite

Mudstone

Nephrite

Norite

Olivine-gabbro

Olivine-pyroxenite

Orthoquartzite

Pallasite meteorite

'Pegmatite'

Peridotite

Phyllite

Picrite

PMG pallasite meteorite

'Porphyritic granite'

'Porphyry'

Pumice

Pyroxenite

'Quartz-feldspar porphyry'

Quartzite

'Quartz porphyry'

'Radiolarian chert'

Rhyodacite

Rhyolite

'Rhyolitic tuff'

Sand

'Sand-grade limestone'

Sandstone

Schist

Serpentinite

Shale

Silcrete

Siltstone

Skarn

Slate

Soil

Spilite

Syenite

'Teschenite'

Tonalite

Trachyte

Tuff

Tuffaceous-sandstone

Tuffaceous-siltstone

'Vitric tuff'

Wacke

Geochronology

Mineralization age: Proterozoic : 2494 Ma to 1580 ± 5 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Precambrian
 Proterozoic
  Mesoproterozoic
   Calymmian
ⓘ Zircon (youngest age)1580 ± 5 MaBroken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
    
   
  Paleoproterozoic
   Siderian
ⓘ Zircon (oldest age)2494 MaBroken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia

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