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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): -41.8852777778, 145.428888889

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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- Dana 7:II:648.

- Chapman, A.H. (1972) On a spectacular find of croxoite in the Adelaide mine, Dundas, Tasmania. The Mineralogical Record: 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. & Wright, A. (2011): Ein neuer Krokoit-Sensationsfund in der Adelaide Mine/Tasmanien. Mineralien Welt. 22 (2): 70-79

- Bottrill, R. S. & Baker, W. E. (2008): A Catalogue of the Minerals of Tasmania. Geological Survey Bulletin 73, Mineral Resources Tasmania

- Thomas P. Moore, Wendell E. Wilson, 2012,
Major Crocoite Discoveries at the Adelaide Mine Tasmania
The Mineralogical Record, 43, p. 651-673

- - CHAPMAN, A. H. (1972) On a spectacular find of crocoite in
the Adelaide mine, Dundas, Tasmania.
Mineralogical Record, 3(3), 111–113.

- COOPER, M. P. (1994) Letter from Europe: the Munich Show.
Mineralogical Record, 25(2), 137–141.

- GREENE, E. (2012) Crocoite: the most beautiful mineral on the

- 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.

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