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Allies Mine (Allies Molybdenite and Bismuth Mines; Allies Molybdenite; Allies and Manbundi Mine), Deepwater, Gough Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 29' 26'' South , 151° 53' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -29.49083,151.89806
GeoHash:G#: r6u00x2g3
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


A molybdenum mine located approximately 8kms (6 miles) South-East of Deepwater.
Located in the parish of Deepwater and approximately 10km by road from town of Deepwater.

Deposit comprises one pipe.
The mine commenced in the early 1900s, largely dormant since 1943.

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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


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
'commodity:Bismuth'
Formula: Bi
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Reference: Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
'commodity:Molybdenum'
Formula: Mo
Reference:  
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Milky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Ferrimolybdite'7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
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, Rocks, etc.
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Milky Quartz
-SiO2
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
MoMolybdenum
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Early Triassic - Late Permian
247.2 - 272.95 Ma



ID: 3186976
Paleozoic-Mesozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (247.2 - 272.95 Ma)

Comments: New England Fold Belt

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic rocks

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]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 868203
sediments 39484

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Description: Undifferentiated clastic sediments; siltstone, mudstone, sandstone, conglomerate, minor coal, tuff, chert, limestone

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

References

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Barnes, R.G., Brown, R.E., Brownlow, J.W., Henley, H.F., and Stroud, W.J. (2001) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7). Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Rocks & Minerals 22: 522.
NSW Geological Survey Report GS 1972/029.


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