Hairy Peruvian Mine, Mount Garnet, Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||17° 33' 19'' South , 145° 8' 44'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-17.55531,145.14554|
|Köppen climate type:||Cwa : Monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate|
An open cut tin and tungsten mine, now abandoned, located about 1360kms northwest of Brisbane. At about 750m above sea level, the Hairy Peruvian Mine is one of the higher mines in Queensland. The nearest populated place is the village of Mount Garnet which is approximately 16kms south-west.
Workings mainly consisted of a large open cut excavated on the southern side of a hill in massive white quartz. The extensive quartz veins are low dipping to sub-horizontal with wolframite crystals occurring in clusters.
2 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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358.9 - 419.2 Ma
Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Hodgkinson Formation
Description: Mainly pale to dark or greenish grey, fine to medium-grained, medium to thick-bedded, quartz-intermediate greywacke, rhythmically interbedded with siltstone and mudstone; minor conglomerate, conglomeratic greywacke. Sparsely fossiliferous.
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).