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Mt. Lyell Mines

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Australien / Tasmanien / West Coast Municipality / Queenstown District / Mt. Lyell Mines

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Cu-Ag-Au-Mineralisation.

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Mt. Lyell Mine (S 42°03'12,74" E 145°37'16,61")



Mt. Lyell Mine

WGS 84: 
Lat.: 42.05353889° S, 
Long: 145.62128056° E
WGS 84: 
Lat.: 42° 3' 12.74" S,
   Long: 145° 37' 16.61" E
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⚒⚒ Mt. Lyell, Queenstown, West Coast Municipality, Tasmanien, AU
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Important: Before entering this or any other place of discovery you should have a permission of the operator and/or owner. Likewise it is to be respected that necessary safety precautions are kept during the visit.

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Geschichte

  • 1883 von Goldsuchern entdeckt
  • 1892 Abbau auf Cu unter der Mt. Lyell Mining Company
  • heute: Mt. Lyell Mining and Railway Co. Ltd.
  • Produktion: bis 1988 1,6 Mio. t Kupfer, 700t Silber, 36t Gold

Geologie

Kupferreiche und goldarme Eisenerzkörper; Lagerstätte besteht aus massivem Chalkopyrit und Bornit

Minerals (Count: 90)

Mineral images (3 Images total)

Chalkopyrit auf Chamosit
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Chalkopyrit auf Chamosit

Größe: 76 mm; Fundort: Mount Lyell Mine, Queenstown District, Tasmanien, Australien

Copyright: Andrew Tuma
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-08-05
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Quarz mit Hämatit
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Quarz mit Hämatit

Größe: 35 mm; Fundort: Mount Lyell Mine, Queenstown District, Tasmanien, Australien

Copyright: Andrew Tuma
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-08-15
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Chalkopyrit und Quarz auf Dolomit
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Chalkopyrit und Quarz auf Dolomit

Bildbreite: 35 mm; Fundort: Mount Lyell Mines, Queenstown District, Tasmanien, Australien

Copyright: Andrew Tuma
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-08-21
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Rocks (Count: 6)

Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Quellenangaben

  • Bottrill R. and Olubas P, 2007: The Mt. Lyell Mines in Australian and New Zealand Mineral Collector magazine, Is.4. http://www.lulu.com/content/1717419
  • Blainey, G., 1954: The Peaks of Lyell. Parkville Vic., Melbourne Univ.Press. 3. edn. 341S.
  • Haupt,J. (1988). Minerals of Western Tasmania. Miner.Record, Vol.19, H.6, S.381-88.
  • Hills, P.B., 1990: Mount Lyell copper-gold-silver deposits. In: Hughes, F.E., (ed.) 1990: Geology of the mineral deposits of Australia and Papua New Guinea. Monog. 16. Australasian Inst.Mining and Metallurgy, Melbourne. 1257-1267.
  • Corbett, K.D., 2001, New mapping and interpretations of the Mount Lyell Mining district, Tasmania: a large hybrid Cu-Au system with an exhalative Pb-Zn top. Econ. Geol. 96, 1089-1122
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  • Doc Diether

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