Elsmore Tin Mine (Elsmore Tin lodes), Elsmore, Gough Co., New South Wales, Australia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 48' 38'' South , 151° 17' 12'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-29.81056,151.28667|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
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.
45 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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|Anisian - Induan|
242 - 252.17 Ma
Age: Triassic (242 - 252.17 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Elsmore Granite
Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive
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). 
Map sheets: Inverell 1:250 000 Metallogenic Map; SH 56-5, 9138-II-N.
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.