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Coober Pedy, Central North, South Australia, Australiai
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Coober Pedy1,942 (2011)


Common and precious opal in weathered shale.

NOTE: NOT to be confused with the deposit of the same name in Western Australia: https://www.mindat.org/loc-125676.html

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Mineral List

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49 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris & Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris & Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: John G G Morton Collection; Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris & Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au,Ag)
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Gedrite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris & Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: http://outernode.pir.sa.gov.au/minerals/mines__and__developing_projects/approved_mines/cairn_hill; Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris & Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
Gypsum var: Satin Spar Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris & Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
'Hornblende'
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris & Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Meionite
Formula: Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris & Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Natroalunite
Formula: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris & Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Kessler, E. (1983) Kostbarkeit von Coober Pedy oder The Incredible Inedible Opal Pineapple. Mineralien-Magazin, 9/1983, 401-402.; Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris, and Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention.
Opal var: Crystal Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Opal var: Harlequin Opal
Opal var: Jelly Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Opal var: Milk Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Opal var: Pinfire Opal
Opal var: Precious Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Kessler, E. (1983) Kostbarkeit von Coober Pedy oder The Incredible Inedible Opal Pineapple. Mineralien-Magazin, 9/1983, 401-402.; Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris, and Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention.
Opal var: Shell Opal
Opal var: White Opal
Reference: Mason, A. (1976) The world of Rocks and Minerals. New York, N.Y., Larousse & Co., 108 pages.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris & Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Georgina Gordon, Brian Morris & Josine Talbot (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention
Quartz var: Jasper
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
'Scapolite'
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Clark, J. M. (2014). Defining the style of mineralisation at the Cairn Hill magnetite-sulphide deposit; Mount Woods Inlier, Gawler Craton, South Australia (Honors thesis).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au,Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Crystal Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Harlequin Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Jelly Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Milk Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Pinfire Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Precious Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Shell Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: White Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Satin Spar Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Natroalunite7.BC.10NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Monazite-(Ce)8.AD.50Ce(PO4)
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Anthophyllite9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Clinozoisite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Gedrite9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Hastingsite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Marialite9.FB.15Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Meionite9.FB.15Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Scapolite'-

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
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
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 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
AXO4
Monazite-(Ce)38.4.3.1Ce(PO4)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Gedrite66.1.2.5☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework with other Be/Al/Si frameworks
Marialite76.3.1.1Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite
var: Oligoclase
-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au,Ag)
Gypsum
var: Satin Spar Gypsum
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hastingsite-{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
'Hornblende'-
'K Feldspar'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Meionite-Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Natroalunite-NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Opal
var: Crystal Opal
-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Harlequin Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Jelly Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Milk Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Pinfire Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Precious Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Shell Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
var: White Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
'Scapolite'-
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Opal (var: Precious Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H Gypsum (var: Satin Spar Gypsum)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Opal (var: Crystal Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H Opal (var: Jelly Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H Opal (var: Milk Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Opal (var: Precious Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O Gypsum (var: Satin Spar Gypsum)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Opal (var: Crystal Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O Opal (var: Jelly Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O Opal (var: Milk Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O QuartzSiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
O MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O RutileTiO2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Na MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Na MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Al MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Opal (var: Precious Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Opal (var: Crystal Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Opal (var: Jelly Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Opal (var: Milk Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Si MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si Gedrite☐{Mg2}{Mg3Al2}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SSulfur
S Gypsum (var: Satin Spar Gypsum)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S CovelliteCuS
ClChlorine
Cl MarialiteNa4Al3Si9O24Cl
Cl MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Gypsum (var: Satin Spar Gypsum)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca MeioniteCa4Al6Si6O24CO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CopperCu
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SeSelenium
Se ClausthalitePbSe
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au,Ag)
CeCerium
Ce Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au,Ag)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
ThThorium
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)
UUranium
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O

References

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Kessler, E. (1983) Kostbarkeit von Coober Pedy oder The Incredible Inedible Opal Pineapple. Mineralien-Magazin, 9/1983, 401-402.
Gordon, Georgina, Morris, Brian, Talbot, Josine (2014) Logging the Regolith Profile of Cooper Pedy, South Australia. in Geological Society of Australia, 2014 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy
Wikidata ID:Q779188

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