Moores Pimple mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 51' 44'' South , 145° 28' 58'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-41.86222,145.48279|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
A small mine on a hill of the same name, several km to the East of Dundas, where the rocks are locally rich in fuchsite (chromian muscovite).
Operational Status Abandoned
Description An adit reported
Locality This mine lies on the NW slopes of Moores Pimple.
Commodities Silver, Lead, Zinc
Host Rock Ages Cambrian
Mineralisation Ages Devonian
Form Vein (single, sheet, saddle)
Rock Type carbonate sediments and carbonate sedimentary rock, dolostone, quartzite, serpentinite (undiff), siltstone, slate
Gangue Carbonate, Dolomite, Fuchsite, Iron Oxides, Manganese, Pyrite, Quartz
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
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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|Early Ordovician - Guzhangian|
470 - 500.5 Ma
|Denison Group and correlates|
Age: Paleozoic (470 - 500.5 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Denison Group and correlates
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).