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Oakleigh Creek mine (Mt Pelion wolfram mine), Upper Forth Valley, Meander Valley municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 46' 32'' South , 146° 1' 53'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.77556,146.03139
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


A small abandoned Sn-W mine on greisen veins in the Forth River valley in the Central Highlands of Tasmania, discovered in 1892. This mine produced some good specimens of quartz, cassiterite, fluorite, wolframite, etc in the 1960s, but has since been incorporated in a National park and collecting is banned.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


10 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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Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma



ID: 829465
Tyennan Group and correlates

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Tyennan Group and correlates

Description: Pelitic schist and quartzite, some schistose conglomerate

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]

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References

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Bottrill, R.S. & Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Bull. 73. Tasmanian Geological Survey
McLeod, W.N., Jack, R.H. and Threader, V.M., 1961. Du Cane Explanatory Report, One Mile Geol. Map series, Tas Dept Mines.
Reid, A.M. 1919: The Mount Pelion mineral district. Geological Survey Bulletin No.30, Tasmania Department of Mines.

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