Dart, T. (2020), A Collectors Guide to the Minerals of the Broken Hill and Olary Districts

A new book on the minerals of Broken Hill in western New South Wales, and the adjoining Olary districts in South Australia, is now available.

The Collector’s Guide to the Minerals of Broken Hill and Olary Districts has been published by Trevor Dart, a well-known Broken Hill-based mineral collector.

It is a 64 page full-colour publication and describes 85 minerals in detail. It also includes 11 very clear locality maps, and lots of other information.

Available as a printed paperback publication from print on demand company, Lulu, for only US$29.99.

I highly recommend it.

Steve Sorrell

Kampf A R, Steele I M, Jenkins R A (2006) Phosphohedyphane, Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl, the phosphate analog of hedyphane: Description and crystal structure. American Mineralogist 91

Kampf A R, Steele I M, Jenkins R A (2006) Phosphohedyphane, Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl, the phosphate analog of hedyphane: Description and crystal structure. American Mineralogist 91

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Spencer, LJ (1901) Marshite, Miersite and Iodyrite from Broken Hill, New South Wales

Spencer, LJ (1901) Marshite, Miersite and Iodyrite from Broken Hill, New South Wales. Mineralogical Magazine 13

Marsh CW, Liversidge A (1892) On native copper iodide (marshite) and other minerals from Broken Hills, N. S. Wales

Marsh C W, Liversidge A (1892) On native copper iodide (marshite) and other minerals from Broken Hills, N. S. Wales. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 26, 326-332

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Anthony JW, Bideaux RA, Bladh KW, and Nichols MC (1995), Handbook of Mineralogy Volume III

The Handbook of Mineralogy series is a Five Volume set authored by John W. Anthony, Richard A. Bideaux, Kenneth W. Bladh, and Monte C. Nichols, and published by Mineral Data Publishing. Each mineral known at the time of publication occupies one page of the handbook.

Minerals of interest here (with links to the individual pages online) include:

Elliot P, Kolitsch U, Giester G, Libowitzky E, McCammon C, Pring A, Birch W D, Brugger J (2009) Description and crystal structure of a new mineral – plimerite, Broken Hill, New South Wales

Elliot P, Kolitsch U, Giester G, Libowitzky E, McCammon C, Pring A, Birch W D, Brugger J (2009) Description and crystal structure of a new mineral – plimerite, ZnFe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5 – the Zn-analogue of rockbridgeite and frondelite, from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 73, 131-148

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Elliot P, Brugger J, Caradoc-Davies T (2010) Description and crystal structure of a new mineral, edwardsite, Cu3Cd2(SO4)2(OH)6·4H2O, from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Elliot P, Brugger J, Caradoc-Davies T (2010) Description and crystal structure of a new mineral, edwardsite, Cu3Cd2(SO4)2(OH)6·4H2O, from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine 74, 39-53.

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Grey, I. E., Mumme, W. G., Mills, S. J., Birch, W. D. and Wilson, N. C., 2009: The crystal chemical role of zinc in alunite-type minerals: structure refinements for pure and zincian kintoreite

Grey, I. E., Mumme, W. G., Mills, S. J., Birch, W. D. and Wilson, N. C., 2009: The crystal chemical role of zinc in alunite-type minerals: structure refinements for pure and zincian kintoreite. American Mineralogist, 94, 676-683.

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Mills, S. J., Grey, I. E., Mumme, W. G., Miyawaki, R., Matsubara, S., Bordet, P., Birch, W. D. and Raudsepp, M., 2008: Kolitschite, Pb[Zn0.5□0.5]Fe3(AsO4)2(OH)6, a new mineral from the Kintore opencut, Broken Hill, New South Wales

Mills, S. J., Grey, I. E., Mumme, W. G., Miyawaki, R., Matsubara, S., Bordet, P., Birch, W. D. and Raudsepp, M., 2008: Kolitschite, Pb[Zn0.50.5]Fe3(AsO4)2(OH)6, a new mineral from the Kintore opencut, Broken Hill, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 14(2), 15-23.

Birch, W. D. and van der Heyden, A., 1997: Minerals of the Kintore and Block 14 open cuts at Broken Hill, New South Wales

Birch, W. D. and van der Heyden, A., 1997: Minerals of the Kintore and Block 14 open cuts at Broken Hill, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 3(1), 23-72.

The Broken Hill silver-lead-zinc deposit, in far western New South Wales, has been a mainstay of the Australian mining industry for nearly 114 years. During this time it has also become renowned throughout the world as a source of rare, exotic and aesthetic mineral specimens. Such is its diversity, with nearly 300 recorded species, the deposit has been recognised as one of the world’s ‘mineralogical rainforests’.

Roberts, A. C., Stirling, J. A. R., Carpenter, G. J. C., Criddle, A. J., Jones, G. C., Birkett, T. C. and Birch, W. D., 1995: Shannonite, Pb2OCO3, a new mineral from the Grand Reef mine, Graham County, Arizona, USA

Roberts, A. C., Stirling, J. A. R., Carpenter, G. J. C., Criddle, A. J., Jones, G. C., Birkett, T. C. and Birch, W. D., 1995: Shannonite, Pb2OCO3, a new mineral from the Grand Reef mine, Graham County, Arizona, USA. Mineralogical Magazine, 59, 305-310.

Pring, A., Birch, W. D., Dawe, J., Deliens, M. and Walenta, K., 1995: Kintoreite, PbFe3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6, a new mineral of the jarosite-alunite family and lusungite discredited

Pring, A., Birch, W. D., Dawe, J., Deliens, M. and Walenta, K., 1995: Kintoreite, PbFe3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6, a new mineral of the jarosite-alunite family and lusungite discredited. Mineralogical Magazine, 59(1), 143-148.

Boettcher, M. E., Gehlken, P. L., Birch, W. D., Usdowski, E. and Hoefs, J., 1993: The rhodochrosite-smithsonite solid solution series from Broken Hill (NSW), Australia

Boettcher, M. E., Gehlken, P. L., Birch, W. D., Usdowski, E. and Hoefs, J., 1993: The rhodochrosite-smithsonite solid solution series from Broken Hill (NSW), Australia: geochemical and infrared spectroscopic investigations. Neues Jahrbuch Mineralogische Monatshefte, H.8, 352-362.

Birch, W. D., Pring, A. and Gatehouse, B. M., 1992: Segnitite, PbFe3H(AsO4)2(OH)6, a new mineral in the lusungite group from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Birch, W. D., Pring, A. and Gatehouse, B. M., 1992: Segnitite, PbFe3H(AsO4)2(OH)6, a new mineral in the lusungite group from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. American Mineralogist, 77, 656-659.

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Birch, W. D., 1990: Minerals from Kintore and Block 14 Opencuts, Broken Hill, New South Wales; a review of recent discoveries, including tsumebite, kipushite and otavite

Birch, W. D., 1990: Minerals from Kintore and Block 14 Opencuts, Broken Hill, New South Wales; a review of recent discoveries, including tsumebite, kipushite and otavite. Australian Mineralogist, 5 (4), 125-141.

Pring, A., Birch, W. D. and Reller, A., 1990: An occurrence of lead oxycarbonate (PbCO3.PbO) as a mine fire product at Broken Hill, New South Wales

Pring, A., Birch, W. D. and Reller, A., 1990: An occurrence of lead oxycarbonate (PbCO3.PbO) as a mine fire product at Broken Hill, New South Wales. Mineralogical Magazine, 54, 647-648.