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avatar Vivianite - Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
June 17, 2012 12:11AM
Hello to the Australian specialists!

The label on this specimen states simply "Hamilton, Victoria"

If anyone has more precise locality information, I'd appreciate your input.

Re: Vivianite - Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
June 17, 2012 02:14AM
G,day Maggie
The correct location is Wannon Falls, it is about 12 km from Hamiltion.
Probably Australias best known vivianite local. ....Greg
avatar Re: Vivianite - Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
June 17, 2012 02:22AM
Hi Maggie

While I'm in Oz, just not from Victoria, I believe that this is from the Wannon Falls on the Wannon River approximately 7km west of Hamilton, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria.

i.e.: Wannon Falls, Hamilton, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria

The site is located in a protected State park area and collectiing is no longer permitted.

A very good reference for this is:

Phosphate Minerals of Victoria-Special publication No.3, WD Birch and DA Henry, Mineralogical Society of VIctoria, 1993

Hope that helps

avatar Re: Vivianite - Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
June 17, 2012 11:32PM
Gentlemen, thank you!

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