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Iron Blow Mine, Mount Lyell Mines, Queenstown district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
Regional Level Types
Iron Blow MineMine
Mount Lyell MinesGroup of Mines
Queenstown districtDistrict
West Coast municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 4' 7'' South , 145° 35' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -42.06861,145.59049
GeoHash:G#: r0x88vxu8
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Gormanston169 (2014)0.9km
Queenstown2,352 (2012)3.1km
Strahan637 (2012)23.6km
West Strahan637 (2014)24.4km
Zeehan845 (2012)29.4km


The original mine in the Lyell district, started about 1883 for gold and later for copper. The lode was locally very hematite rich and notably had a bonanza lode rich in gold and silver, including argentite, tetrahedrite and jalpaite.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Delamerian Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Thylacine Province, Tasmania, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Jalpaite
Formula: Ag3CuS2
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Jalpaite2.BA.45Ag3CuS2
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Jalpaite2.4.4.1Ag3CuS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S JalpaiteAg3CuS2
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu JalpaiteAg3CuS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag JalpaiteAg3CuS2
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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.

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Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3186041
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone,sandstone,slate,quartzite,conglomerate

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]

Furongian - Miaolingian
485.4 - 509 Ma



ID: 694210
felsic to intermediate volcanics 37497

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 509 Ma)

Description: Felsic to intermediate volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks. Some intrusive rocks

Comments: igneous felsic-intermediate volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic-intermediate volcanic

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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Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bulletin 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey.


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