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Lyell Blocks, Mount Lyell Mines, Queenstown district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 3' 13'' South , 145° 35' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -42.05366,145.59262
GeoHash:G#: r0x8c0379
Locality type:Mines (group of)
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Some gossan-like “copper-clay” deposits (eg. Lyell Blocks, King Lyell) lie adjacent to the Mt Lyell sulphide deposits and are locally very copper rich but have only constituted a small part of the production to date. They contain native copper, cuprite, chalcocite, digenite, bornite, covellite, chalcopyrite, galena, sphalerite, siderite-rhodochrosite and goethite in illite-kaolinite clays derived from altered limestones. The copper and cuprite are hosted by goethite nodules in clay.

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13 valid minerals.

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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)
Bottrill R. and Olubas P, 2007: The Mt. Lyell Mines in Australian and New Zealand Mineral Collector magazine, Issue 4. http://www.lulu.com/content/1717419

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