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Lyell Comstock Pb/Zn mine, Mount Lyell Mines, Queenstown district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 2' 15'' South , 145° 35' 31'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -42.0374528566, 145.591844711

A non-operating mine working an exhalative galena-sphalerite-pyrite deposit in Cambrian schistose acid volcanic rocks associated with the Mt Lyell copper deposits.

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15 valid minerals.

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Furongian - Series 3
485.4 - 509 Ma
felsic to intermediate volcanics 37497

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 509 Ma)

Description: Felsic to intermediate volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks. Some intrusive rocks

Comments: igneous felsic-intermediate volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous felsic-intermediate 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]

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Corbett, K. D. & Quilty, P. G. & Calver, Clive R. & Pongratz, June. & Geological Society of Australia. Tasmanian Division, issuing body. (2014). Geological evolution of Tasmania. Sydney, NSW : Geological Society of Australia (Tasmanian Division)

??Seccombe, P.K., Downes, P.M., Ashley, P.M., Brathwaite, R.L., Green, G.R., Murray, C.G., and Rubenach, M.J., 2005, Skarns of Southwest Pacific, in Meinert, L.D., Dipple, G.M., and Nicolescu, S., World skarn deposits, in Hedenquist, J.W., Thompson, J.H.F., Goldfarb, R.J., and Richards, J.P., eds., Economic Geology 100th Anniversary Volume: Littleton, Colorado, Society of Economic Geologists, p. 299-–336, CD Supplemental Appendices, 13 p. with 6 tables.

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