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Emerald Mine, Torrington, Clive Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 15' 2'' South , 151° 38' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -29.25056,151.63667
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Located in the parish of Rock Vale, approximately 9km North-West of Torrington.

Operated as underground workings, open cut, shafts, adit and pits 1980's to 1990's.

Some specimens from here can be described as "emerald banded beryls". These are generally only up to 2cms.

Mineral List

4 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated 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 does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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201.3 - 252.17 Ma

ID: 3191913
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)

Comments: New England Fold Belt

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

252.17 - 298.9 Ma

ID: 807681
sediments 39484

Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)

Description: Undifferentiated clastic sediments; siltstone, mudstone, sandstone, conglomerate, minor coal, tuff, chert, limestone

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic

Reference: 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). [5]

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Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-6, SH/56-7), Geological Survey of New South Wales, 2001: HF Henley, RE Brown, JW Brownlow, RG Barnes and WJ Stroud. Published by the Geological Survey of New South Wales.

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