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Madame Howard mine (Howards Plains gold mine), Queenstown district, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australiai
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Madame Howard mine (Howards Plains gold mine)Mine
Queenstown districtDistrict
West Coast municipalityMunicipality
TasmaniaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 4' 14'' South , 145° 32' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -42.07073,145.53483
GeoHash:G#: r0x2xtr0p
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Queenstown2,352 (2012)2.1km
Gormanston169 (2014)5.1km
Strahan637 (2012)19.3km
West Strahan637 (2014)20.1km
Zeehan845 (2012)26.5km


A small abandoned mine a few km west of Queenstown. Gold occurs in quartz veins.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Delamerian Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Thylacine Province, Tasmania, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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


Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: MRT Document OS_079: Report on the state of the mining industry on the West Coast.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: MRT Document OS_079: Report on the state of the mining industry on the West Coast.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Devonian - Silurian
358.9 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 837028
Eldon Group and correlates

Age: Paleozoic (358.9 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Eldon Group

Description: Shallow marine quartz sandstone, siltstone and shale

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]

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3186041
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone,sandstone,slate,quartzite,conglomerate

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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MRT Document OS_079: Report on the state of the mining industry on the West Coast.


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