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Garibaldi Mine (Reform Co Mine; Garibaldi Calcite Mine; No 1 North Garibaldi; No.4 North Garibaldi), Lionsville, Drake Co., New South Wales, Australia

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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.

Mineral List

6 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; igneous mafic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic; igneous mafic volcanic

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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- http://www.mineral.org.au/news/garibaldi.html

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

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