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Emuford, Mount Surprise, Etheridge Shire, Queensland, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 27' 33'' South , 145° 2' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -17.4590962692, 145.037991183


A topaz locality approx. 100km SW of Cairns (near Mt Surprise).

Note: Emuford was previously shown under Tablelands Region when Mareeba Shire was amalgamated with three other shires (Atherton, Eacham and Herberton) to form the Tablelands Region in 2008.

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Regional Geology

This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.

Cisuralian - Pennsylvanian272.3 - 323.2 MaCarboniferous to Permian granites

Igneous felsic intrusive

Mainly felsic intrusive rocks. Range in composition from alkali feldspar granite to tonalite; includes associated rocks such as migmatite and minor gabbro and diorite.

intrusion

Pennsylvanian298.9 - 323.2 MaEmuford Granite

Igneous felsic intrusive

Pink to cream, coarse-grained, seriate biotite syenogranite and monzogranite, minor fine grained biotite syenogranite to monzogranite.

igneous felsic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Silurian-Devonian358.9 - 443.8 MaSilurian-Devonian sedimentary rocks

Sedimentary rocks


References for regional geology:

Data provided by Macrostrat.org

Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia).

Raymond, O.L. (editor), Gallagher, R., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia, 1:2 500 000 scale, 2012 edition [Digital Dataset]. Geoscience Australia, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.

Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.



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