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Hercules Mine, Mt Read, Williamsford, Rosebery district, Tasmania, Australia

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A Pb-Zn-Cu-Ag-Au mine located atop Mt Read, 6 miles South of Rosebery. The ore is similar to Rosebery (massive, pyrite-rich sulphide ore), but is more metamorphosed and deformed. Mining was mostly from 1894-1986, but there has been some small scale mining at times since; operations apparently finally ceased in 2000. Rehabilitation works began in 2004/2005. There are small remnants of the gossan in an open cut at the summit.

Refs.:
- Dana, E.S. (1909) System of Mineralogy, 6th. Edition, New York. App. 2, by E.S. Dana and W.E. Ford: 112.
- Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 280.
- Rocks & Minerals: 22: 328.

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