Adelaide Mine (Adelaide Pty Mine; Adelaide Proprietary Mine), Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 53' 7'' South , 145° 25' 44'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-41.88528,145.42889|
|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.
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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|Furongian - Series 3|
485.4 - 509 Ma
Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 509 Ma)
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).