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Bingara, Murchison Co., New South Wales, Australiai
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 52' 14'' South , 150° 33' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -29.87066,150.56276
GeoHash:G#: r6en44hqy
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bingara1,205 (2012)0.9km
Dinoga179 (2018)11.3km
Myall Creek230 (2012)23.8km
Delungra575 (2012)35.3km
Copeton125 (2018)35.6km


Located some 151 kms North of Tamworth. Old 'deep lead' workings are located on either side of the Narrabri road.

Alluvial diamonds, sapphires, tourmalines and gold have been found in the creeks and the rivers of this town.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
New England Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Gamilaroi Terrane, New England Orogen, AustraliaOrogen

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25 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: 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.
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
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Reference: Davies, R.M., Griffin, W.L., O'Reilly, S.Y., Andrew, A.S. (2003) Unusual mineral inclusions and carbon isotopes of alluvial diamonds from Bingara, eastern Australia. Lithos, 69(1-2), 51-66.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Davies, R.M., Griffin, W.L., O'Reilly, S.Y., Andrew, A.S. (2003) Unusual mineral inclusions and carbon isotopes of alluvial diamonds from Bingara, eastern Australia. Lithos, 69(1-2), 51-66.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Davies, R.M., Griffin, W.L., O'Reilly, S.Y., Andrew, A.S. (2003) Unusual mineral inclusions and carbon isotopes of alluvial diamonds from Bingara, eastern Australia. Lithos, 69(1-2), 51-66.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: 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.
'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.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Davies, R.M., Griffin, W.L., O'Reilly, S.Y., Andrew, A.S. (2003) Unusual mineral inclusions and carbon isotopes of alluvial diamonds from Bingara, eastern Australia. Lithos, 69(1-2), 51-66.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: 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.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Melilite Group'
Formula: Ca2M(XSiO7)
Reference: Davies, R.M., Griffin, W.L., O'Reilly, S.Y., Andrew, A.S. (2003) Unusual mineral inclusions and carbon isotopes of alluvial diamonds from Bingara, eastern Australia. Lithos, 69(1-2), 51-66.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Davies, R.M., Griffin, W.L., O'Reilly, S.Y., Andrew, A.S. (2003) Unusual mineral inclusions and carbon isotopes of alluvial diamonds from Bingara, eastern Australia. Lithos, 69(1-2), 51-66.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: 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.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: 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.
'Petrified Wood'
Reference: 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.
'Psilomelane'
Reference: Brown R.E., Brownlow J.W. and Stroud W.J.: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Inverell Metallogenic Map (SH/56-5). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales (1997).
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: 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.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Brown R.E., Brownlow J.W. and Stroud W.J.: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Inverell Metallogenic Map (SH/56-5). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales (1997).
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: R.E Brown and W.J Stroud, Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets, 1997.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: 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.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Buchester K.J. (1972) A Treasury of Australian Gemstones: An Introduction to Gemhunting and Cutting. Ure Smith, Australia, 192p.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Davies, R.M., Griffin, W.L., O'Reilly, S.Y., Andrew, A.S. (2003) Unusual mineral inclusions and carbon isotopes of alluvial diamonds from Bingara, eastern Australia. Lithos, 69(1-2), 51-66.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'
Reference: Brown R.E., Brownlow J.W. and Stroud W.J.: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Inverell Metallogenic Map (SH/56-5). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales (1997).
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: 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.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
var: Sapphire4.CB.05Al2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)
'Petrified Wood'-
'Psilomelane'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
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
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
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.
Corundum
var: Sapphire
-Al2O3
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Petrified Wood'-
'Psilomelane'-
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C DiamondC
C CalciteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
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 QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O CorundumAl2O3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Corundum (var: Sapphire)Al2O3
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S StibniteSb2S3
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CinnabarHgS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S MolybdeniteMoS2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
FeIron
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb StibniteSb2S3
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS

Regional Geology

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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 694737
alluvium 38485

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: Channel and flood plain alluvium; gravel, sand, silt, clay; may be locally calcreted

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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]

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]

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

References

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Brown, R.E., Stroud, W.J. (1997) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets, Inverell 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-5. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 576 pages.
Myatt, Bill (1972) Australian and New Zealand Gemstones. Paul Hamlyn, Sydney.
Coenraads, R.R. (1990) Key areas for alluvial diamond and sapphire exploration in the New England gem fields, New South Wales, Australia. Economic Geology, 85:1172-1185.
Davies, R.M., Griffin, W.L., O'Reilly, S.Y., Andrew, A.S. (2003) Unusual mineral inclusions and carbon isotopes of alluvial diamonds from Bingara, eastern Australia. Lithos, 69(1-2), 51-66.

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