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Moonta mines (Wallaroo and Moonta Mining; Moonta Copper Recovery Co. Ltd; Moonta Mining Scheme; Moonta Prospecting Syndicate), Moonta, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia, Australiai
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Moonta mines (Wallaroo and Moonta Mining; Moonta Copper Recovery Co. Ltd; Moonta Mining Scheme; Moonta Prospecting Syndicate)Group of Mines
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 4' 36'' South , 137° 36' 26'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Mines
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Moonta336 (2015)1.8km
Port Hughes225 (2012)5.3km
Wallaroo Mines396 (2014)14.1km
Agery131 (2014)15.3km
Wallaroo2,779 (2013)15.5km


A long-abandoned group of copper mines, worked from ~1861-1923 and producing over 6Mt of ore. Workings feature the Hancock shaft, Warmington shaft, Lady Alice shaft & the eastern lode system.


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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

41 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5104
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: [MinRec 19:412]
Alloclasite
Formula: Co1-xFexAsS
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 72; Anthony, J. W. et al. (1997): Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3, 29.; Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5104; Brown, H.Y.L., (1908), Record of The Mines of South Australia , 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide.
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 268.; H Y L Brown (1893) Catalogue of South Australian Minerals, with the Mines and other localities where found. South Australia Geological Department
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5104; Brown, H.Y.L., (1908), Record of The Mines of South Australia , 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide.
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: [MinRec 19:412]
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5104; Brown, H.Y.L., (1908), Record of The Mines of South Australia , 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide.
Clinochlore ?
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5104
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5104
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Cook, R. B. (2001). Cuprite: Mashamba West Mine, Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Red Dome Mine, Queensland, Australia. Rocks & Minerals, 76(4), 248-251.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Eriochalcite
Formula: CuCl2 · 2H2O
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5104
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5104
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
'Pyrobitumen'
'Pyrobitumen var: Thucholite'
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.; SA Geodata Database - Mineral Deposit Details Deposit Number: 5104; Brown, H.Y.L., (1908), Record of The Mines of South Australia , 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: [MinRec 19:412]
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Keeling, J., Mauger, A. J., Scott, K. M., & Hartley, K. (2003). Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Vermiculite
Formula: Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Alloclasite2.EB.10bCo1-xFexAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Eriochalcite3.BB.05CuCl2 · 2H2O
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Autunite8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Cacoxenite8.DC.40Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Clinochlore ?9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Vermiculite9.EC.50Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'K Feldspar'-
'Pyrobitumen'-
'var: Thucholite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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 = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Djurleite2.4.7.2Cu31S16
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Alloclasite2.12.6.2Co1-xFexAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Eriochalcite9.2.8.1CuCl2 · 2H2O
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Miscellaneous
Cacoxenite42.13.5.1Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
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 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Vermiculite71.2.2d.3Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore ?71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'K Feldspar'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Pyrobitumen'-
'var: Thucholite'-
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
O CupriteCu2O
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O TenoriteCuO
O UraniniteUO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F FluoriteCaF2
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Al VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
PPhosphorus
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S DjurleiteCu31S16
S DigeniteCu9S5
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AcanthiteAg2S
S AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsS
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Cl EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe VermiculiteMg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsS
CoCobalt
Co AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsS
CuCopper
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu EriochalciteCuCl2 · 2H2O
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu CopperCu
Cu DjurleiteCu31S16
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
AsArsenic
As AlloclasiteCo1-xFexAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
AuGold
Au GoldAu
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U UraniniteUO2

References

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Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 72.
McAndrew, J, (1965) Geology of Australian Ore Deposits.
Keeling, J., Mauger, A.J., Scott, K.M., Hartley, K. (2003) Alteration mineralogy and acid-sulphate weathering at Moonta copper mines, South Australia. Advances in Regolith, 230-233.
Conor, C., Raymond, O., Baker, T., Teale, G., Say, P., Lowe, G. (2010) Alteration and Mineralisation in the Moonta-Wallaroo Cu-Au Mining Field Region, Olympic Domain, South Australia. Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold and Related Deposits: A Global Perspective, 3, 1-24.
Wilson, W.E. (2019) Atacamite from the New Cornwall mine, Kadina, South Australia. The Mineralogical Record 50(2), 169-199.

Localities in this Region

  • South Australia
    • Yorke Peninsula
      • Moonta
        • Moonta mines (Wallaroo and Moonta Mining; Moonta Copper Recovery Co. Ltd; Moonta Mining Scheme; Moonta Prospecting Syndicate)

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

Australia
Australian PlateTectonic Plate

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