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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): -29.81056,151.28667
GeoHash:G#: r6ew6t5sf
Locality type:Mine
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.



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Mineral List


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

Regional Geology

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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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3189803
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Comments: East Australia Cainozoic Volcanic Belt

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks; basalt

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Anisian - Induan
242 - 252.17 Ma



ID: 752700
Elsmore Granite

Age: Triassic (242 - 252.17 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Elsmore Granite

Description: Medium grained leucocratic monzogranite with a seriate to porphyritic texture; in part extensively altered with greisenisation and silicification being typical

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). [5]

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References

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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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