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Great Cobar Mine (Cobar copper mine), Cobar, Robinson Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 30' 0'' South , 145° 50' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -31.50000,145.84047
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


A former gold and copper mine. Comprise of underground workings, open cut, shafts and shallow pits.

A multiple vein deposit. Includes the Dapville, Gladstone and Cobar Tharsis lodes.

Note Cobar is the name of the town and the parish is also named Cobar.


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29 valid minerals.

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Early Devonian
393.3 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 916925
Great Cobar Slate

Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 419.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Great Cobar Slate

Description: Carbonaceous mudstone with thin interbeds of fine siltstone, rare graded, medium to fine grained quartzose sandstone

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]

Early Silurian - Cambrian
427.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3185333
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (427.4 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Lachlan Fold Belt

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

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References

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Leverett, P., McKinnon, A. R., Sharpe, J. L. and Williams, P. A. (2005): Secondary minerals from the central Cobar mines. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 11, 75-82.
Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.
Carne, J.E. (1899) The copper-mining industry and the distribution of copper ores in New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Mineral Resources 6, 197 pages.
Carne, J.E. (1908) The Copper-Mining Industry and the Distribution of Copper Ores in New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Mineral Resources 6, 425 pages.
Andrews, E.C. (1913) Report on the Cobar Copper and Gold-field. Part I. New South Wales Department of Mines, Geological Survey, Mineral Resources No.17, 207 pages.
Rayner, E.O. (1969) The copper ores of the Cobar region, New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Memoir Geology 10, 131 pages.
Brooke, W.J.L. (1975) Cobar mining field. In Knight, C.L. ed. Economic Geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea, I. Metals. Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Monograph 5, 683-694.

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