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Adelaide Mine (Adelaide Pty Mine; Adelaide Proprietary Mine), Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 53' 7'' South , 145° 25' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.88528,145.42889
GeoHash:G#: r0x3tr40d
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


An underground silver-lead mine, now operated as a crocoite specimen mine, and probably the prime source of crocoite in the world.

The host Cambrian ultramafics have been highly altered to serpentinites and galena and dolomite-rich rocks that have been deeply weathered forming crocoite-bearing gossans.

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25 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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References

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Dana 7: II: 648.
Chapman, A.H. (1972) On a spectacular find of crocoite in the Adelaide mine, Dundas, Tasmania. The Mineralogical Record: 3:3, 111-114.
Lancaster, K. (1977) Crocoite and its increasing scarcity. The Mineralogical Record: 8: 24-26.
Bottrill, R.S., Williams, P., Dohnt, S., Sorrell, S., and Kemp, N.R. (2006) Crocoite and associated minerals from Dundas and other locations in Tasmania. Australian Journal of Mineralogy. 12, 59-90.
Praszkier, T. and Wright, A. (2011) Ein neuer Krokoit-Sensationsfund in der Adelaide Mine/Tasmanien. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (2): 70-79.
Bottrill, R.S. and Baker, W.E. (2008) A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Tasmania Bulletin 73, 254 pages.
Moore, T.P. and Wilson, W.E. (2012) Major Crocoite Discoveries at the Adelaide Mine Tasmania. The Mineralogical Record, 43, pp. 651-673.
Cooper, M.P. (1994) Letter from Europe: the Munich Show. Mineralogical Record, 25(2), 137–141.
Haupt, J. (1988) Minerals of Western Tasmania. Mineralogical Record, 19(6), 381–388.
Kissling, A. (1996) Letter: crocoite find. Mineralogical Record, 27(1), 67–68.
Praszkier, T. and Wright, A. (2010) Great new find: Adelaide Mine 2010. Minerals: Newspaper for Collectors, 1, 8–11.

External Links

http://www.theadelaidemine.com/

http://www.spiriferminerals.com/80,New-great-find-of-crocoites--Tasmania-.html

www.treasuremountainmining.com. [Greene, E. (2012) Crocoite: the most beautiful mineral on the planet? ]

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