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Moores Pimple mine, Dundas mineral field, Zeehan district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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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 List

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Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

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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Early Ordovician - Guzhangian
470 - 500.5 Ma



ID: 926432
Denison Group and correlates

Age: Paleozoic (470 - 500.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Denison Group and correlates

Description: Marine to non-marine quartzose conglomerate-sandstone-siltstone sequences

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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Bottrill & Baker 2008, Catalogue of Mineral of Tasmania

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