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Oonah Mine, Zeehan mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 52' 36'' South , 145° 19' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.87687,145.31851
GeoHash:G#: r0x3fb99w
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


An abandoned silver-lead mine on the outskirts of Zeehan, which worked sulphide-bearing siderite veins, and which intersected a stannite vein.


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16 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3186041
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone,sandstone,slate,quartzite,conglomerate

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 701226
Oonah Formation and correlates

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Oonah Formation

Description: Quartzwacke turbidite, dolomitic in same areas; some basalt; includes Burnie Formation

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). [5]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

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WILLIAMS, K.L. and R.A. BOTH (1971), MINERALOGY OF THE MINES AND PROSPECTS OF THE ZEEHAN FIELD. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY RECORD No.11, TASMANIA DEPARTMENT OF MINES.

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