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Hanson Quarry (Hymix Quarry; Kulnura Quarry), Kulnura, Northumberland Co., New South Wales, Australiai
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Hanson Quarry (Hymix Quarry; Kulnura Quarry)Quarry
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Northumberland Co.County
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General view of the Quarry from one of the lower levels looking up!

Hanson Quarry, Kulnura, Northumberland Co., New South Wales, Australia
View of Quarry looking up from one of the lower levels.

Hanson Quarry, Kulnura, Northumberland Co., New South Wales, Australia
General view of the Quarry from one of the lower levels looking up!

Hanson Quarry, Kulnura, Northumberland Co., New South Wales, Australia
View of Quarry looking up from one of the lower levels.

Hanson Quarry, Kulnura, Northumberland Co., New South Wales, Australia
General view of the Quarry from one of the lower levels looking up!

Hanson Quarry, Kulnura, Northumberland Co., New South Wales, Australia
View of Quarry looking up from one of the lower levels.

Hanson Quarry, Kulnura, Northumberland Co., New South Wales, Australia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 15' 54'' South , 151° 12' 26'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -33.26490,151.20731
GeoHash:G#: r65dbb3cc
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mangrove Mountain946 (2015)4.0km
Peats Ridge247 (2015)6.2km
Little Jilliby1,766 (2015)15.4km
Calga300 (2015)18.6km
Narara7,792 (2018)18.8km


The basalt quarries at Peats Ridge and Kulnura have produced fine specimens of natrolite and aragonite, along with fine microcrystals of phillipsite and chabazite.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Eastern Province, Lachlan Orogen, AustraliaGeologic Province
Sydney Basin, New South Wales, AustraliaBasin

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8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: England, B.M. (1984) The paragenesis of contrasting habits of calcite and aragonite-calcite associations from Kulnura, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 48:448, 519-527.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: England, B.M. (1984) The paragenesis of contrasting habits of calcite and aragonite-calcite associations from Kulnura, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 48:448, 519-527.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: England, B.M. (1984) The paragenesis of contrasting habits of calcite and aragonite-calcite associations from Kulnura, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 48:448, 519-527.
'Chabazite'
Reference: the Australian Museum website .
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: England, B.M. (1984) The paragenesis of contrasting habits of calcite and aragonite-calcite associations from Kulnura, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 48:448, 519-527.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: the Australian Museum website.
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: England, B.M. (1984) The paragenesis of contrasting habits of calcite and aragonite-calcite associations from Kulnura, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 48:448, 519-527.
'Phillipsite'
Reference: the Australian Museum website.
Phillipsite-Na
Formula: (Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2O
Reference: Judd, K, Graham, I., Colchester, D. 2013. The cause of colour in zeolites.in: the wonderful World of Minerals. Min Soc NSW
'Pumpellyite'
Reference: England, B.M. (1984) The paragenesis of contrasting habits of calcite and aragonite-calcite associations from Kulnura, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 48:448, 519-527.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Keith Compton
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Brian England pers comm

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Phillipsite-Na9.GC.10(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Pumpellyite'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chabazite'-
'Phillipsite'-
Phillipsite-Na-(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2O
'Pumpellyite'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H Phillipsite-Na(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2O
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
OOxygen
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O Phillipsite-Na(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2O
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
NaSodium
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na Phillipsite-Na(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2O
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al Phillipsite-Na(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2O
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si Phillipsite-Na(Na,K,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] · 12H2O
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3

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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Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3191174
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Siltstone,sandstone,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]

Anisian - Induan
242 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 929914
Narrabeen Group

Age: Triassic (242 - 251.902 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Narrabeen Group

Description: Quartz-lithic to quartzose sandstone, conglomerate, mudstone, siltstone, rare coal.

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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