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Carbine mine (Great Northern Creek), North Dundas, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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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 List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

10 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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Furongian - Series 3
485.4 - 509 Ma

ID: 919915
sediments 37519

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 509 Ma)

Description: Marine sedimentary sequences, minor volcanics in places

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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Cartwright, A.J., 1989, MRT Company Report - Onshore 83_2063: Grand Prize Area, E.L. 42/71, Annual Report 1982-83
Reid, A.M., 1925, MRT Document GSB36: The Dundas mineral field
Roberts, P.A., Komyshan, P., 1983, MRT Company Report - Onshore 89_2994: E.L. 101/87 Dundas and E.L. 13/88 Moores Pimple, Annual Report 1988/89
Blissett, A.H., 1962, Tasmanian Geological Survey Explanatory Report, One Mile Geological Map Series, Sheet 50 (7914S), Zeehan.

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