Royal George Mine, Avoca-Royal George district, Northern Midlands municipality, Tasmania, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 49' 40'' South , 147° 53' 27'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-41.82778,147.89111|
A tin mine in northeastern Tasmania. The lodes of this mine were discovered in the 1880s but it wasn’t until 1911 that any serious work was undertaken. The period through to 1929 produced around 900 tons of concentrated tin ore. The tin lodes are vertical N-S greisen veins in granite, containing topaz, cassiterite, tourmaline sulphides and uranium minerals.
10 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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|Late Devonian - Middle Devonian|
358.9 - 393.3 Ma
|Royal George Granite|
Age: Devonian (358.9 - 393.3 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Royal George Granite
Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive
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). 
Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania