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Jane River goldfield, West Coast municipality, Tasmania, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 24' 10'' South , 146° 0' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -42.4029704311, 146.003565738


Alluvial gold deposits in shallow Cainozoic sediments. The goldfield is now in a National park and prospecting and mining are banned. The source of the gold is uncertain, but the presence of cinnabar in the sediments suggests an epithermal hard rock source is close by.

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References

Bottrill, R. S. (2010): Alluvial gold in Tasmania. Mineral Resources of Tasmania 11, Mineral Resources Tasmania, 28 pp.

Blake, F, 1935. MRT Document UR1935_062_65: Preliminary report on the Jane River goldfield

Blake, F, 1935. MRT Document UR1935_082_83: Alluvial cinnibar at the Jane River district

Bottrill, R. S. (1989) MRT Document UR1989_28: Mineralogy of heavy concentrates, Jane River goldfield

Bacon, C.A., 1989. MRT Document UR1989_32: A brief history of the Jane River goldfield

Turner, N.J. 1990. MRT Document UR1990_16: Jane River goldfield - rock analyses and preliminary account of investigation

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