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Elsmore Tin Mine (Elsmore Tin lodes), Elsmore, Gough Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 29° 48' 38'' South , 151° 17' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -29.8105555556, 151.286666667

Located approximately 1.2 kms South-East of Elsmore.

Multiple tin-bismuth bearing veins in weathered granite worked in small pits, shafts and tunnels.

Dredging and sluicing operation 1871 to 1920 and intermittently to 1977.

Located in Anderson parish, near Elsmore Hill approximately 1.5kms South-East of Elsmore.

Coordinates: 334420mE, 6700960mN.

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

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Brown, R.E., and Stroud, W.J. (1997) Inverell 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map SH/56-5: Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 576pp.

Map sheets: Inverell 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map; SH 56-5, 9138-II-N.
Cotton 1909

Carne, J.E. (1911) The Tin-Mining Industry and the Distribution of Tin Ores in New South Wales. New South Wales Geological Survey-Mineral Resources 14, 378pp.

Nicholson, D.A. (1966) The geology and tin deposits of the Elsmore area. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Report 45, 27pp.

Rankin, J., Lawrence, L. J., Sharpe, J. L. and Williams, P. A. (2002) Rare secondary bismuth, tungsten and molybdenum minerals from Elsmore, New England district of New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy Vol.8 (1), pp.55-60.

Rankin, J., Sharpe, J. L. & Williams, P. A. (2008) Mineralogical note: Waylandite from Elsmore, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy Vol.14, pp.79-80.

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