Tayatea Quarry, Trowutta, Arthur River district, Circular Head municipality, Tasmania, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 7' 44'' South , 145° 11' 59'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-41.12902,145.19978|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
A small quarry in Precambrian siltstone, for road gravel, with some pyrite, wavellite and turquoise.
3 valid minerals.
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|Cryogenian - Stenian|
635 - 1200 Ma
|Rocky Cape Group and correlates|
Age: Proterozoic (635 - 1200 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Rocky Cape Group and correlates
Description: Interbedded black, dark grey and green, commonly pyritic, laminated siltstone and mudstone, with rare sandstone and mud-pellet conglomerate. Some laminated grey siltstone, mudstone and dolomite, orthoquartzite and conglomerate
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).