Oakleigh Creek mine (Mt Pelion wolfram mine), Upper Forth Valley, Meander Valley municipality, Tasmania, Australia
|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 ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
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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|Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic|
541 - 1600 Ma
|Tyennan Group and correlates|
Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Tyennan Group and correlates
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).