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Dolphin Orebody, King Island Scheelite Mine, Grassy, King Island, King Island municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 3' 13'' South , 144° 3' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -40.05368,144.06256
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate

A tungsten mine (scheelite skarn) owned by Peko-Wallsend, Ltd. The mine has 3.85 million tons of ore reserves (1984).

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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Series 2 - Neoproterozoic
509 - 1000 Ma

ID: 925607
Togari Group and correlates

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (509 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Togari Group and correlates

Description: Undifferentiated sequences including dolomite, limestone, turbiditic volcaniclastic rocks, tholeiitic basalt, conglomerates and sandstones

Comments: sedimentary carbonate; sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary carbonate; 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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Company Report - Onshore 07_5511: Annual Report 2007, King Island Project RL 2/1998
Company Report - Onshore 06_5388: King Island Project EL19/2001 Annual Report
Company Report - Onshore 06_5303: King Island Project EL16/2002, Annual Report 2006
MRT Document UR2007_02: Some notes on the geology of King Island
MRT Document UR1934_047_52: Report on the King Island Scheelite Deposits and Boring Campaign to Test Same.
Mining Annual Review(1985):95 & 375.

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