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.
Birch, W.D., ed., 1999, The minerals of Broken Hill. Broken Hill City Council and Museum of Victoria, Australia, 289 pages.
Elliot, P. and Pring, A., 2015, Yancowinnaite, a new mineral from the Kintore open cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, vol 17 no 2, 73-76.
Abstract (in part):
Yancowinnaite is a new member of the tsumcorite group of minerals from the Kintore open cut, Broken Hill, New South Wales. The new mineral occurs in seams in a goethite-garnet matrix associated with beudantite-segnitite, mimetite, agardite-Y, carminite and chlorargyrite. Yancowinnaite is triclinic. Crystals are < 10 um in maximum dimension and occur as rosette-like aggregates forming overgrowths on gartrellite. The colour is yellowish-green to green, the streak is yellow and the lustre is vitreous. The Mohs hardness is estimated to be ~ 3. The new mineral is brittle with irregular fracture and one perfect cleavage.