SUPPORT US. Covid-19 has significantly affected our fundraising. Please help!
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice SettingsThe Mineral Quiz
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesSearch by ColorNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Little Plains Quarry (Lottah Road Quarry; Fieldwicks Quarry; Weldborough Pass Quarry), Blue Tier district, Break O'Day municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Little Plains Quarry (Lottah Road Quarry; Fieldwicks Quarry; Weldborough Pass Quarry)Quarry
Blue Tier districtDistrict
Break O'Day municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
41° 13' South , 147° 58' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Goulds Country207 (2014)8.0km
Pyengana122 (2014)9.2km
Derby302 (2014)15.7km
Winnaleah296 (2014)17.8km
Ringarooma366 (2012)19.4km


This quarry, also known as Lottah Road Quarry, Fieldwicks Quarry or the Weldborough Pass Quarry, is an operating road metal quarry located in Tertiary basalt on Lottah Road near Weldborough Pass.

Known for particularly nice gmelinite, natrolite, thomsonite and analcime in blocky, vesicular basalt, and also anorthoclase-sanidine rich granulite and lherzolite/peridotite xenoliths in surrounding and overlying massive to columnar basalt.

Site is under an active mining lease and permission to enter is required from the Tenement Holders, No public Access.

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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


Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite var. Anorthoclase
Formula: (Na,K)AlSi3O8
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
'Apophyllite'
Reference: R Bottrill, unpublished. Analyses
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
'Gismondine'
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
'Gmelinite'
Reference: Bottrill, R. S., and Everard, J. L.; 1997, Zeolites in Tasmania. Tasmanian Geological Survey, Unpublished Report 1997/07
Gmelinite-Ca
Formula: Ca2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Reference: Ralph Bottrill
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Saul Krotki collection
'Phillipsite subgroup'
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Bottrill, R.S., Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: R Bottrill, unpublished. Analyses
'Tetranatrolite'
Reference: R Bottrill, unpublished. Analyses
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: Saul Krotki collection

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite
var. Anorthoclase
9.FA.35(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Gismondine'9..
Gmelinite-Ca9.GD.05Ca2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Gonnardite9.GA.05(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Sanidine9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Saponite9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Gmelinite'-
'Phillipsite subgroup'-
'Tetranatrolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Saponite71.3.1b.2Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite
var. Anorthoclase
76.1.1.6(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Sanidine76.1.1.2K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Gismondine'77.1.3.1
Gonnardite77.1.5.7(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Gmelinite'-
Gmelinite-Ca-Ca2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
'Phillipsite subgroup'-
'Tetranatrolite'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
H Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
H SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
O SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
O Albite var. Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
O Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
O SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
NaSodium
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Na Albite var. Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
MgMagnesium
Mg SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Al SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
Al Albite var. Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Al Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Al SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Si SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Albite var. Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
Si Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Si SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
KPotassium
K SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
K Albite var. Anorthoclase(Na,K)AlSi3O8
CaCalcium
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Ca Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Ca SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FeIron
Fe SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O

References

Sort by

Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Bottrill, R. S., and Everard, J. L.; 1997, Zeolites in Tasmania. Tasmanian Geological Survey, Unpublished Report 1997/07

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

Australia
Australian PlateTectonic Plate

This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
 
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat Discussions Facebook Logo Instagram Logo Discord Logo
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2020, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: November 30, 2020 20:17:27 Page generated: November 30, 2020 10:15:59
Go to top of page