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Champion lode, Central Schist Belt, Kolar Gold Fields, Kolar District, Karnataka, Indiai
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Champion lodeLode
Central Schist BeltBelt
Kolar Gold Fields- not defined -
Kolar DistrictDistrict
Karnataka- not defined -
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° North , 78° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~27km
Locality type:Lode
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet


Gold-bearing quartz (+/- calcite +/- scheelite) stringers and veins up to 4 m thick. The sulphide content of the lode is very low; sulphide grains are rarely of visually observable dimensions.

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23 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Mishra, B., and Panigrahi, M.K. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 173-181.; Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
'Biotite'
Reference: Mishra, B., and Panigrahi, M.K. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 173-181.; Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mishra, B., and Panigrahi, M.K. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 173-181.; Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506; Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Mishra, B., and Panigrahi, M.K. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 173-181.; Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
Cotunnite
Formula: PbCl2
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Mishra, B., and Panigrahi, M.K. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 173-181.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506; Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Mishra, B., and Panigrahi, M.K. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 173-181.; Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2155-2172
Hawleyite
Formula: CdS
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506
Kolarite (TL)
Formula: PbTeCl2
Type Locality:
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2155-2172
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Mishra, B., and Panigrahi, M.K. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 173-181.; Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506; Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mishra, B., and Panigrahi, M.K. (1999): Mineralium Deposita 34, 173-181.; Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506; Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
Radhakrishnaite (TL)
Formula: PbTe3(Cl,S)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506; Santosh, M. (1986). Ore fluids in the auriferous Champion reef of Kolar, South India. Economic Geology, 81(6), 1546-1552.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Description: Cadmium-bearing variety.
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506
Volynskite
Formula: AgBiTe2
Reference: Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Hawleyite2.CB.05aCdS
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Ullmannite2.EB.25NiSbS
Volynskite2.JA.20AgBiTe2
Group 3 - Halides
Cotunnite3.DC.85PbCl2
Kolarite (TL)3.AA.45PbTeCl2
Radhakrishnaite (TL)3.AA.50PbTe3(Cl,S)2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Hawleyite2.8.2.6CdS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Ullmannite2.12.3.3NiSbS
Chlor-sulfides
Kolarite (TL)2.15.3.1PbTeCl2
Radhakrishnaite (TL)2.15.4.1PbTe3(Cl,S)2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 2
Volynskite3.7.1.3AgBiTe2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Cotunnite9.2.7.1PbCl2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SSulfur
S RadhakrishnaitePbTe3(Cl,S)2
S GalenaPbS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S UllmanniteNiSbS
S HawleyiteCdS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl KolaritePbTeCl2
Cl RadhakrishnaitePbTe3(Cl,S)2
Cl CotunnitePbCl2
CaCalcium
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
NiNickel
Ni UllmanniteNiSbS
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag VolynskiteAgBiTe2
Ag HessiteAg2Te
CdCadmium
Cd HawleyiteCdS
SbAntimony
Sb UllmanniteNiSbS
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
TeTellurium
Te KolaritePbTeCl2
Te RadhakrishnaitePbTe3(Cl,S)2
Te VolynskiteAgBiTe2
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te AltaitePbTe
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb KolaritePbTeCl2
Pb RadhakrishnaitePbTe3(Cl,S)2
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb CotunnitePbCl2
BiBismuth
Bi VolynskiteAgBiTe2

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- Mishra, B., and Panigrahi, M.K. (1999): Fluid evolution in the Kolar Gold Field: evidence from fluid inclusion studies. Mineralium Deposita 34, 173-181.
Genkin A D, Safonov Y G, Vasudev V N, Rao B K, Boronikhin V A, Vyalsov L N, Gorshkov A I, Mokhov A V (1985) Kolarite PbTeCl2 and radhakrishnaite PbTe3(Cl,S)2, new mineral species from the Kolar Gold Deposit, India, The Canadian Mineralogist, 23, 501-506

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