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Mt. Bischoff Mine

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Australien / Tasmanien / Waratah-Wynyard Municipality / Waratah District / Waratah / Mt. Bischoff Mine

Exposure description

Tagebau.

Geology

Tertiärer Basalt, Zinn-Lagerstätte. Pseudomorphosen von Kaolin nach Orthoklas bzw. Kassiterit nach Orthoklas! War Ende des 19.Jhd. lange Zeit die reichste Sn-Mine der Welt.

Präkambrische Quarzite, Schiefer und Dolomit. Devonische Quarz-Feldspat Porphyr Dykes und Brekzien in Beziehung zum nahgelegenen Meredith Granit. Dolomit, Greisen.

GPS Coordinates

Waratah - Mt. Bischoff Mine S 41°25'50,61" E 145°31'27,72"



Waratah - Mt. Bischoff Mine

WGS 84: 
Lat.: 41.430725° S, 
Long: 145.52436667° E
WGS 84: 
Lat.: 41° 25' 50.61" S,
   Long: 145° 31' 27.72" E
Local weather information, Macrostrat geological map

Mineralienatlas short URL

https://www.mineralatlas.eu/?l=52
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Shortened path specification

⚒ Mt. Bischoff, Waratah, Waratah-Wynyard 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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Images from localities (6 Images total)

Sammlerhalden
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Sammlerhalden
Hier können Pyrit und Fluorit gefunden werden. September 2009
Copyright: Andrew Tuma; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: Australien/Tasmanien/Waratah-Wynyard Municipality/Waratah District/Waratah/Mt. Bischoff Mine
Image: 1283027159
Rating: 8 (votes: 1)
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Sammlerhalden

Hier können Pyrit und Fluorit gefunden werden. September 2009

Copyright: Andrew Tuma
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-08-28
Blick über den Steinbruch
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Blick über den Steinbruch
Blick südostwärts; September 2009
Copyright: Andrew Tuma; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: Australien/Tasmanien/Waratah-Wynyard Municipality/Waratah District/Waratah/Mt. Bischoff Mine
Image: 1283026829
Rating: 5 (votes: 2)
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Blick über den Steinbruch

Blick südostwärts; September 2009

Copyright: Andrew Tuma
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-08-28
Porphyrgang
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Porphyrgang
Anschnitt eines Porphyrganges. September 2009
Copyright: Andrew Tuma; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: Australien/Tasmanien/Waratah-Wynyard Municipality/Waratah District/Waratah/Mt. Bischoff Mine
Image: 1283025990
License: Usage for Mineralienatlas project only
Porphyrgang

Anschnitt eines Porphyrganges. September 2009

Copyright: Andrew Tuma
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-08-28

Detailed Description

Geschichte

  • entdeckt von James Smith im Dezember 1871
  • die Mount Bischoff Tin Mining Company produzierte 57.000 t metallisches Zinn von 1873 bis 1942

Mineral images (31 Images total)

Pyrit
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Pyrit
Kristallgröße: 28 mm; Fundort: Mt. Bischoff Mine, Waratah, Waratah District, Tasmanien, Australien
Copyright: Andrew Tuma; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: Australien/Tasmanien/Waratah-Wynyard Municipality/Waratah District/Waratah/Mt. Bischoff Mine
Mineral: Pyrite
Image: 1282341019
Rating: 6 (votes: 1)
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Pyrit

Kristallgröße: 28 mm; Fundort: Mt. Bischoff Mine, Waratah, Waratah District, Tasmanien, Australien

Copyright: Andrew Tuma
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-08-20
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Fluorit mit Siderit
Views (File:
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Fluorit mit Siderit
Bildbreite: 35 mm; Fundort: Mt. Bischoff, Waratah, Tasmanien, Australien
Copyright: slugslayer; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: Australien/Tasmanien/Waratah-Wynyard Municipality/Waratah District/Waratah/Mt. Bischoff Mine
Mineral: Fluorite
Image: 1261615667
License: Usage for Mineralienatlas project only
Fluorit mit Siderit

Bildbreite: 35 mm; Fundort: Mt. Bischoff, Waratah, Tasmanien, Australien

Copyright: slugslayer
Contribution: slugslayer 2009-12-24
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Fluorit mit Siderit
Views (File:
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Fluorit mit Siderit
Bildbreite: 22 mm; Fundort: Mt. Bischoff Mine, Waratah, Waratah District, Tasmanien, Australien; Eigenfund 2000
Copyright: Andrew Tuma; Contribution: slugslayer
Location: Australien/Tasmanien/Waratah-Wynyard Municipality/Waratah District/Waratah/Mt. Bischoff Mine
Mineral: Fluorite
Image: 1282247988
License: Usage for Mineralienatlas project only
Fluorit mit Siderit

Bildbreite: 22 mm; Fundort: Mt. Bischoff Mine, Waratah, Waratah District, Tasmanien, Australien; Eigenfund 2000

Copyright: Andrew Tuma
Contribution: slugslayer 2010-08-19
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Minerals (Count: 135)

Rocks (Count: 15)

Reference- and Source indication, Literature

Quellenangaben:

  • McAndrew, J.A. (1965). Geology of Australian ore deposits. AIMM.
  • Anon (1970). Catalogue of the Minerals in Tasmania. Geol. Surv. Record No.9, Tasmania Dep. Mines.
  • Groves, D.I., Martin, E.L., Murchie, H., & Wellington, H.K. (1972). A Century of Tin Mining at Mt. Bischoff, 1871-1971. Geol. Survey Bull. No. 54. Tasmanian Dep. Mines.
  • Wright, J.H. and Kwak, T.A.P. (1988). Endogreisen, brecciation and fluid activity at the Mt. Bischoff Sn-deposit, NW Tasmania, Australia. J. Metam. Geol. 6, 629-50.
  • Haupt, J., 1988, MR: 19 , 6, 384.
  • Econ. Geol. (1989) 84:551-574
  • Burrett, C.F. & Martin, E.L., eds. (1989). Geology and Mineral Resources of Tasmania., S.383-98. Geol.Soc. Austr. Inc., Spec.Publ. 15.
  • Rocks & Min.: 22:326.
  • Dickens, G. (1995). Mining in Tasmania – a brief History. Tasmanian Geol. Survey Record 1995/11.
  • Halley, S. & Walshe, J.L. (1995). A re-examination of the Mt Bischoff cassiterite sulphide skarn, W Tasmania. Econ. Geol., 90, 1076-1683.
  • Sorrell, S. (1997). Mt Bischoff – Mountain of Tin. Min. Soc. Tasmania, Newsl., 20, 7-16.
  • Bottrill, R.S. and Baker, W.E. (2008). Catalogue of Minerals of Tasmania. Mineral Resources Tasmania.
  • Weiß, S. (2012). Klassische Pseudomorphosen aus Südwestengland. Lapis Extra 43 (Pseudomorphosen), S.68-75.
  • Zorz, M. (2017). Tasmanien: Land des roten Bleis. Lapis, Jg.42, H.2, S.12-27.

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IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) TZ2Jt0SntUqeW5qzBUKx1w
GUID (Global unique identifier) B7899D4D-A744-4AB5-9E5B-9AB30542B1D7
Database ID 52