Morning Star Mine, Woods Point, Mansfield Shire, Victoria, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 34' 12'' South , 146° 14' 51'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-37.5702435211, 146.24757499|
"The mine is situated about 500 m west of Woods Point near Morning Star Creek. Discovered originally in 1861, some claims on Morning Star Hill produced some incredible yields although the tendency was for the operators not to divulge the results. The main payable reefs were the Age of Progress, Cherry, New and Middle. An estimated 650,000 oz. of gold were produced up until closure of the mine in 1963. The main shaft (2,000 ft.) is capped and two waterlogged adits can be seen on the lower track leading to the old cyanide working."
26 valid minerals.
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358.9 - 419.2 Ma
|Norton Gully Formation, Yeringberg Formation|
Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Norton Gully Formation, Yeringberg Formation
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).