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Woods Mine (Wood's Rhodonite Mine), Tamworth, Darling Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 49' 59'' South , 151° 15' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.8333333333, 151.25

A rhodonite (gemstone) mine located 30 km NNE of Tamworth and 17kms NW of Bendemeer..

Note: New England is not a correct locality descriptor.

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14 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Mineralogical Magazine: 60: 369-374.

Kawachi Y., Ashley P. M., Vince D., Goodwin M. (1994): Sugilite in manganese silicate rocks from the Hoskins mine and Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 58: 671-677 .

Mineralogical Record: 27: 465.

NSW Geological Survey Report GS 2009/0563 Final Report on EL6410 Woods Rhodonite Project.

Stacey, G. (1998) Historical Background. The New England Region, New South Wales.
Australian Journal of Mineralogy, Volume 4, Number 2, 55-61.

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