Dundasite (white) and Crocoite (orange/red)
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The town was located 5 kilometres east of the town of Zeehan, and almost 10 kilometres west of the Mount Read township. The North East Dundas Tram branched off the Emu Bay Railway approximately 3 kilometres north east of the Dundas railway connection.
Mount Dundas Post Office opened on 22 November 1890, was renamed Dundas in 1892 and closed in 1930.
The newspaper the Zeehan and Dundas Herald (1902–1922) was one of the more significant newspapers of the west coast during its operation.
Further reading — specific
- Bottrill, R.S., Williams, P., Dohnt, S., Sorrell, S. and Kemp, N.R. 2006. Crocoite and associated minerals from Dundas and other locations in Tasmania. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, (Dundas Issue) 12, 59-90
- Bottrill, R. S. (2000) New minerals from old deposits: The Dundas Mineral Field, Tasmania in Abstracts Minerals and Museums 2000: 4th seminar. Melbourne, Victoria, June 2000.
- Reid, A. McIntosh. (1925) The Dundas mineral field Geological Survey Bulletin 36, Dept. of Mines, Hobart, Tasmania.
- Tilley, Wilberton. (1891) The wild west of Tasmania : being a description of the silver fields of Zeehan and DundasEvershed Bros., Zeehan, Tas. : Dundas, Tas. :
Further reading — region
- Haupt, J., 1988: Minerals of Western Tasmania. Mineralogical Record, Australia Issue, 196, 381-388
- Atkinson, H.K. (1991). Railway Tickets of Tasmania. ISBN 0-9598718-7-X.
- Blainey, Geoffrey (2000). The Peaks of Lyell (6th ed. ed.). Hobart: St. David's Park Publishing. ISBN 0-7246-2265-9.
- Whitham, Charles (2003). Western Tasmania — A land of riches and beauty (Reprint 2003 ed.). Queenstown: Municipality of Queenstown.
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