Carbine mine (Great Northern Creek), North Dundas, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 51' 23'' South , 145° 27' 1'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-41.85665,145.45053|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
There are a number of small abandoned mines and prospects on the slopes of Carbine Hill, the largest is the Carbine mine or Great Northern Ck mine.
It produced ores rich in: Bismuthinite; Chalcopyrite; Galena; Jamesonite; Sphalerite; Tetrahedrite, Arsenopyrite; Pyrite; Quartz; Siderite, in veins in mafic, ultramafic and acid igneous and sedimentary rocks. Two adits, two shafts, two open cuts and some trenches were reported, and mostly worked in about the 1890’s.
Location 8km NE of Zeehan
Host Rock Ages Cambrian
Mineralisation Ages Devonian
Form Vein (single, sheet, saddle)
Rock Type greywacke, serpentinite (undiff), siltstone, slate
Commodities Lead, Silver, Zinc
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
10 valid minerals.
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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).