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Aberfoyle Mine (Aberfoyle Tin Mine; Rossarden Tin Mine), Rossarden district, Northern Midlands municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
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Aberfoyle Mine (Aberfoyle Tin Mine; Rossarden Tin Mine)Mine
Rossarden districtDistrict
Northern Midlands municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 39' 36'' South , 147° 45' 2'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.66000,147.75056
GeoHash:G#: r29540h8v
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rossarden172 (2014)0.9km
Fingal448 (2014)18.3km
Mathinna196 (2014)23.6km
Blessington203 (2018)33.5km
Cornwall167 (2014)34.7km


An abandoned Sn(-W) mine.
Located adjacent to the village of Rossarden, South of Launceston. The mine was last worked in the 1970's. There are vast dumps of waste material containing some large and beautiful cassiterite specimens generally in/on quartz, with wolframite, muscovite, topaz and rare scheelite and phosphate minerals.

Refs.:
- Blissett, A. H. (1959): The geology of the Rossarden - Storeys Creek district. Tasmania Dept. Mines, Geol. Survey, Bull. No. 46, 1-117.
- http://www.crocoite.com/locationbulletins/part1/avocaarea.pdf

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Melbourne-Mathinna Zone, Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaZone (Tectonic)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


35 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
'Apatite'
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Glauberite
Formula: Na2Ca(SO4)2
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Kaňkite
Formula: FeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Triplite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Matildite2.JA.20AgBiS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stannite2.CB.15aCu2FeSnS4
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hübnerite4.DB.30MnWO4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Glauberite7.AD.25Na2Ca(SO4)2
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Posnjakite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Kaňkite8.CE.60FeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Triplite8.BB.10(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Stannite2.9.2.1Cu2FeSnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
ø = 2
Matildite3.7.1.1AgBiS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Miscellaneous
Glauberite28.4.2.1Na2Ca(SO4)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Posnjakite31.4.1.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AXO4·xH2O
Kaňkite40.5.4.FeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq
Triplite41.6.1.2(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Hübnerite48.1.1.1MnWO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
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
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O QuartzSiO2
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
O HübneriteMnWO4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F FluoriteCaF2
F Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
NaSodium
Na GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
AlAluminium
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
SSulfur
S PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
S MatilditeAgBiS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S GalenaPbS
S GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S StanniteCu2FeSnS4
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GlauberiteNa2Ca(SO4)2
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Mn Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Mn HübneriteMnWO4
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe Triplite(Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
CuCopper
Cu PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu StanniteCu2FeSnS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag MatilditeAgBiS2
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn StanniteCu2FeSnS4
SbAntimony
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
W HübneriteMnWO4
PbLead
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi MatilditeAgBiS2

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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Devonian - Ordovician
358.9 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3192362
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone,phyllite,schist,mudstone

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]

Early Devonian - Early Ordovician
393.3 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 694853
Mathinna Supergroup

Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 485.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mathinna Supergroup

Description: Marine turbidites - mudstone and micaceous quartzwacke turbidite sequence.

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic

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


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