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Wau Mine, Morobe Province, Papua New Guineai
Regional Level Types
Wau MineMine
Morobe ProvinceProvince
Papua New GuineaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
7° 19' 40'' South , 146° 42' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Wau14,629 (2015)2.1km
Bulolo16,042 (2017)15.3km


A gold-silver mine owned by Renison Goldfields Consolidated, Ltd. Produced 273 kg Au & 54 kg Ag (1984). Estimated reserves (1984) were 1.4 million tons of ore.
Discovered in 1922

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Calcite var: Manganoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Joan Rosell
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Mining Annual Review (1985): 375, 377.; Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Sillitoe, R.H. (1985) Ore-related breccias in volcanoplutonic arcs. Economic Geology, 80:6, 1467-1514. Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655
'Wad'
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cristobalite4.DA.15SiO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Manganoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Mn)CO3
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite
-(Ca,Mn)CO3
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O HematiteFe2O3
O CristobaliteSiO2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si CristobaliteSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
S MarcasiteFeS2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
MnManganese
Mn Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S13
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Econ Geol (1984) 79:638-655.
Mining Annual Review (1985): 375, 377.

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