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

Publication available here

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

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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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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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.

Birch, W.D., 1999, The minerals of Broken Hill

Birch, W.D., ed., 1999, The minerals of Broken Hill. Broken Hill City Council and Museum of Victoria, Australia, 289 pages.