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
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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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: 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. American Mineralogist, 77, 656-659.
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.
Nickel, E. H., Robinson, B. W., Fitzgerald, D. and Birch, W. D., 1989: Gartrellite, a new secondary arsenate mineral from Ashburton Downs, Western Australia and Broken Hill, New South Wales. Australian Mineralogist, 4 (3), 83-89.
Birch, W. D., Burke, E. A. J., Wall, V. J. and Etheridge, M. A., 1988: Ecandrewsite, the zinc analogue of ilmenite from Little Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia and the San Valentin Mine, Sierra de Cartegena, Spain. Mineralogical Magazine, 52 (2), 237-240.
Sarp, H., Birch, W. D., Hlava, P. F., Pring, A., Sewell, D. K. B., and Nickel, E. H., 1987: Perroudite, a new sulphide-halide of Hg and Ag from Cap-Garrone, Var, France,; and from Broken Hill, New South Wales, and Coppin Pool, Western Australia, Australia. American Mineralogist, 72, 1251-1256.