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Carcoar Mine (Carcoar cobalt mine; Wilsons mine; Wilsons quarry), Carcoar, Bathurst Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 37' 23'' South , 149° 8' 54'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -33.62329,149.14840
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

The Carcoar Mine is an open cut uranium, cobalt, copper, gold, molybdenum and silver mine. It is also known as the Wilsons Mine.
Located approximately 1km South-East of Carcoar.

Some specimens of fibrous erythrite are being sold labelled as this locality but appear to actually be from Mt Cobalt, Queensland.

Commodity List

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

Mineral List

36 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Regional Geology

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Early Silurian - Cambrian
427.4 - 541 Ma

ID: 3185333
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (427.4 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Lachlan Fold Belt

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Middle Ordovician
458.4 - 470 Ma

ID: 924427
Coombing Formation

Age: Middle Ordovician (458.4 - 470 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Coombing Formation

Description: Fine grained dark feldspathic mudstone.

Comments: feldspar- or lithic-rich arenite to rudite; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Feldspar- or lithic-rich arenite to rudite

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]

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George W. Card, (1898) Copper-Uranite (Torbernite) from Carcoar. Mineralogical and Petrological Notes, No.2 Records Geological Survey of New South Wales Vol 1A 1894-98.
George W. Card, (1898) Supposed Lavendulan from Carcoar. Mineralogical Notes, No.3 Records Geological Survey of New South Wales Vol 1A 1894-98.
Stevens, B.P.J. (1972) Mine Data Sheets to accompany Metallogenic Map Bathurst 1:250,000 Sheet, Department of Mines, Geological Survey of New South Wales.
Downes, P.M., (1997) NSW Metallic Mineral Occurrence Database. NSW Department Of Mineral Resources.
Vera Munro-Smith (2006) Cobalt Mineralisation in Selected Australian Deposits. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney.

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