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O'Donoghue's Castle Mine (O'Donohue's Castle Mine), Vulkathunha - Gammon Ranges National Park, North Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Detailed Mineral List:


Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: ; Noble et al, 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals. SADM handbook 7
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Calcite var: Cobaltoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Co)CO3
Reference: Steve Sorrell Collection
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: ; Noble et al, 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals. SADM handbook 7
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: ; Noble et al, 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals. SADM handbook 7
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: XRD confirmed at Museum of South Australia. Pers. Comm. M. Willoughby.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Pers. Comm. M. Willoughby. Found on specimen with Olivenite. Collection of M. Willoughby.
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Pers. Comm. M. Willoughby. Found on specimen with Olivenite. Collection of M. Willoughby.
Phosgenite ?
Formula: Pb2CO3Cl2
Description: No reliable ref. or analysis
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: A. Russel (2000). The geology of the Arkaroola Airport Region, Northern Flinders Ranges, SA. unpubl. Thesis, University of Melbourne
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: A. Russel (2000). The geology of the Arkaroola Airport Region, Northern Flinders Ranges, SA. unpubl. Thesis, University of Melbourne
Spherocobaltite
Formula: CoCO3
Reference: ; Noble et al, 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals. SADM handbook 7
Symplesite ?
Formula: Fe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Description: Reported in Noble et al. (1983), but based on visual ID only.
Reference: Noble et al, 1983, Catalogue of South Australian Minerals. SADM handbook 7
Tenorite
Formula: CuO

References

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Coates R.P. & Blisset A.H. 1971: Regional & economic geology of the Mount Painter province. Bulletin 43. Geological Survey of South Australia. Govt Printer, Adelaide.

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