Garibaldi Mine (Reform Co Mine; Garibaldi Calcite Mine; No 1 North Garibaldi; No.4 North Garibaldi), Lionsville, Drake Co., New South Wales, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 11' 0'' South , 152° 28' 28'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-29.18333,152.47444|
Grafton-MacLean 1:250 000 map sheet.
Coordinates: 448905mE, 6771587mN.
Located at Lionsville in the parish of Churchill.
Mine workings comprised underground, shafts, and shallow pits.
The mine was situated near to the now deserted gold-mining towns of Solferino and Lionsville. This site is not far from the present day town of Tabulam, in North-Eastern NSW.
Calcite (Iceland Spar) was mined here. Much was shipped to Germany for use in microscopic optics.
One vug was reported to be 21 metres x 4.8 metres x 2.7 metres with Calcite (Iceland Spar) xls to 0.6 metres in size.
6 valid minerals.
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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|Early Devonian - Ludlow|
393.3 - 427.4 Ma
|Willowie Creek beds|
Age: Paleozoic (393.3 - 427.4 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Willowie Creek beds
Description: Tuffaceous mudstone interbedded with fine-grained, intermediate to basic igneous rocks; minor lithic wacke, foliated metaclaystone and metasiltstone, conglomerate, limestone breccia, chert, jasper, marble, calc-silicate skarn and iron-ore
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). 
Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Grafton-Maclean Metallogenic Map (SH/56-10, SH/56-11), 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 p138