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South Australian Museum Minerals Collection

This collection includes approximately 33000 registered mineral specimens representing the range of minerals found in South Australia. More than 1500 species are represented, providing good coverage of the species and localities from across South Australia. The museum holds significant collections such as the Francis Collection, a comprehensive collection of the minerals of the Precambrian iron formations of the Middleback Ranges, quartz crystals from Mount Lofty Ranges White Rock Quarry, the Hall and Dunstan Collections, including secondary minerals of Broken Hill, and the O’Neill Collection, representing the Olympic Dam copper-gold-uranium deposit. The collection includes specimens from historically significant copper mines in Burra, Moonta and Wallaroo, and from South Australian opal fields. The data includes information about mineral species, varieties, localities from which specimens were collected and information about their acquisition.

The South Australian Museum manages this dataset using the KE EMu collection management system. The full dataset is published on data.sa.gov.au as a .csv file.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title South Australian Museum Minerals Collection
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial
Data Status Active
Update Frequency Annually
Landing Page https://data.sa.gov.au/data/dataset/fe72a51c-def3-4229-b58c-cf9fef5d30ba
Date Published 2013-05-25
Date Updated 2016-07-08
Data Granularity Individual specimen records.
Temporal Coverage 1865-2014
Geospatial Coverage Primarily whole of Australia, some international records.
Jurisdiction Government of South Australia
Data Portal data.sa.gov.au
Publisher/Agency South Australian Museum