Braemar sapphire deposit, Elsmore, Gough Co., New South Wales, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 47' 23'' South , 151° 17' 35'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-29.79, 151.293055556|
Located approximately 2.5km North-East of Elsmore.
Located in the parish of Swan Brook.
Operated as shallow pits, dredging and sluicing 1968 to 1990s
6 valid minerals.
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0 - 66 Ma
|mafic volcanic rocks 38495|
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)
Description: Volcanic rocks, predominantly mafic; basalt, trachyte, trachybasalt, trachyandesite, leucitite, basanite, nephelinite, limburgite, rhyolite, tuff and high level intrusives; rare volcaniclastic sediments
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). 
Map sheets: SH 56-5, 9138-II-N.
Lishmund, S.R. & Oakes, G.M. (1983) Diamonds, sapphires and Cretaceous/Tertiary diatremes in New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Quarterly Notes 53,p.23-27.
McMinn, A. (1989) Tertiary palynology of a sample from Glen Innes DDH 10 (Palnologicla Report 90/05. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Report GS1989/223 (unpublished).
Coenraads, R.R. (1990) Palaeogeography of the Braemar deep-lead sapphire depoist, New South Wales. Royal Society of New South Wales, Journal and Proceedings 123, pp 75-84.
Coenraads, R.R. (1990) Key areas for alluvial diamnods and sapphire exploration in the New England gemfields, New South Wales, Australia. Economic Geology 85, pp 1186-1207.
NSW Geological Survey Report GS1988/248.