Tylden quarry, Tylden, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 19' 52'' South , 144° 25' 14'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-37.33111,144.42056|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
"The Tylden Quarries Company operations are situated on the outskirts of Tylden, close to where the Little Coliban River crosses the Tylden-Woodend road. The quarry has been operating for at least 50 years and has become a popular and prolific zeolite collecting area with cavities up to 150mm across. Zeolites are especially abundant in the northwest corner of the quarry."(Birch 1989)
Access is now (2014) very difficult and finds very limited.
9 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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|Holocene - Miocene|
0 - 23.03 Ma
|Newer Volcanic Group|
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Newer Volcanic Group
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). 
Hollis, J.D. (1979) Some little known zeolite localities in central Victoria. The Australian Mineralogist No.21 April 1979, pp. 101-102.