SUPPORT US. If mindat.org is important to you, click here to donate to our Fall 2019 fundraiser!
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 Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Spotted Leopard Mine, Cobar, Robinson Co., New South Wales, Australia

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Lock Map
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 26' 42'' South , 145° 48' 27'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -31.44503,145.80751
GeoHash:G#: r4rtjgtg3
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


A former underground mine, with shafts and shallow pits.

Located in the parish of Kaloogleguy.

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Leverett, P., McKinnon, A. R., Sharpe, J. L. and Williams, P. A. (2005): Secondary minerals from the central Cobar mines. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 75-82.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: Leverett, P., McKinnon, A. R., Sharpe, J. L. and Williams, P. A. (2005): Secondary minerals from the central Cobar mines. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 75-82.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R., Sharpe, J.L. and Williams, P.A. (2005) Secondary minerals from the central Cobar mines. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 75-82.
Corkite
Formula: PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Mandarinoite
Formula: Fe3+2(SeO3)3 · 4H2O
Description: This mineral has been reported from the nearby New Cobar Open Cut, not at the Spotted Leopard, and as such is erroneous (Adam Robert McKinnon information).
Reference: Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R., Sharpe, J.L. and Williams, P.A. (2005) Secondary minerals from the central Cobar mines. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 75-82.
Philipsbornite
Formula: PbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R., Sharpe, J.L. and Williams, P.A. (2005) Secondary minerals from the central Cobar mines. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 75-82.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Ungemachite
Formula: K3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
Description: This mineral has been reported from the nearby New Cobar Open Cut, not at the Spotted Leopard, and as such is erroneous (Adam Robert McKinnon information).
Reference: Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R., Sharpe, J.L. and Williams, P.A. (2005) Secondary minerals from the central Cobar mines. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 75-82.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Mackinawite'2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
'Chlorargyrite'3.AA.15AgCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Mandarinoite' ?4.JH.15Fe3+2(SeO3)3 · 4H2O
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Ungemachite' ?7.DG.10K3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Beudantite'8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
'Corkite'8.BL.05PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
'Philipsbornite'8.BL.10PbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
'Pyromorphite'8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Mackinawite2.7.2.1(Fe,Ni)9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Hydrated Compound Sulfates
Ungemachite ?32.2.3.1K3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
Group 34 - SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
A2(XO3)3·xH2O
Mandarinoite ?34.3.4.1Fe3+2(SeO3)3 · 4H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Philipsbornite42.7.4.2PbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Corkite43.4.1.2PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MandarinoiteFe23+(SeO3)3 · 4H2O
H PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
H UngemachiteK3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
NNitrogen
N UngemachiteK3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
OOxygen
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MandarinoiteFe23+(SeO3)3 · 4H2O
O PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O QuartzSiO2
O UngemachiteK3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
NaSodium
Na UngemachiteK3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
AlAluminium
Al PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S GalenaPbS
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S UngemachiteK3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
KPotassium
K UngemachiteK3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe MandarinoiteFe23+(SeO3)3 · 4H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe UngemachiteK3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
NiNickel
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
SeSelenium
Se MandarinoiteFe23+(SeO3)3 · 4H2O
AgSilver
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb CorkitePbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb PhilipsbornitePbAl3(AsO4)(AsO3OH)(OH)6
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl

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

Pragian - Lochkovian
407.6 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 855464
CSA Siltstone

Age: Early Devonian (407.6 - 419.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: CSA Siltstone

Description: Thin bedded, graded, parallel-laminated carbonaceous siltstone and mudstone with some thin, fine-grained, commonly ripple cross-laminated quartz sandstone beds. Rare medium bedded, massive to parallel-laminated, medium-grained lithic sandstone beds and a

Comments: argillaceous detrital sediment; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Argillaceous detrital sediment

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]

Early Silurian - Cambrian
427.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3185333
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (427.4 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Lachlan Fold Belt

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

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

References

Sort by

Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Andrews, E.C. (1913) Report on the Cobar copper and gold field. Part I. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Mineral Resources 17.
Stillwell F.L. (1949) Drill cores from No.2 hole, Peak area and No.1 hole, Spotted Leopard, Cobar, New South Wales, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Australia, Mineragraphic Investigations Report 414.
Thompson, B.P. (1950) Cobar exploration, 1947-1949, The Zinc Corpration Ltd, NSW Geological Survey report GS1950/051.
NSW Geological Survey report GS1971/343.
NSW Geological Survey report GS1985/120.
Leverett, P., McKinnon, A.R., Sharpe, J.L. and Williams, P.A. (2005) Secondary minerals from the central Cobar mines. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 75-82.


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.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 1993-2019, 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: October 16, 2019 19:18:23 Page generated: October 23, 2018 12:53:54
Go to top of page