Mount Geikie

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Mount Geikie
Elevation 1,191 m (3,907 ft)
Location
Location West Coast, Tasmania
Range West Coast Range
Coordinates 41°58′S 145°34′E / 41.967°S 145.567°E / -41.967; 145.567

Mount Geikie is a mountain in the West Coast Range, Western Tasmania.

Mount Geikie sits just north of Lake Margaret (Tasmania), and is just west of the smaller tributary lakes of Lake Margaret - Lake Mary, Lake Martha, and Lake Magdala. The east face of Mount Geikie area has two named features that lie to the north and south. The Chin (1116m) lies to the south, and is the point where the West Coast Range dips to the glacial features known as the Hamilton moraine. The Bastion (1107m) is part of a glaciated wall that extends north.[1]


The surrounding high ground to the north of Mount Geikie is often known as 'The Tyndalls' or confused with Mount Tyndall [2]

The area is at the northern end of a block of mountains that are north of Mount Sedgwick which sits above the first large glacial valley between Mount Sedgwick and Mount Lyell.

The 'Tyndalls' have a number of glacial lakes, and lies south east of the Henty Gold-Mine, and Hydro Tasmania dam on the Henty River - and south of Lake Mackintosh, Lake Murchison and Tullah.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tasmap 1:25,0000 series Tyndall 3835 - provides details of these features - 2 editions exist 1- 1987, and 2007 Tasmania. Dept. of Primary Industries and Water; TASMAP (2007), Tyndall (Ed. 2, 2007 ed.), Tasmap publication by the Dept. of Primary Industries and Water, retrieved 21 June 2012 
  2. ^ In the 1890's the distinction was made before official recognition of the name - see "ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) (Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 11 April 1893. p. 4. Retrieved 9 June 2012.  - and the comment in that article - "It will be observed that Mount Geikie is a distinct mountain from Mount Tyndal (name conferred by the Hon. J. R. Scott) ,is separated by water channels, and is 75ft. higher.".

References[edit]

  • Blainey, Geoffrey (2000). The Peaks of Lyell (6th ed. ed.). Hobart: St. David's Park Publishing. ISBN 0-7246-2265-9. 
  • Whitham, Charles. Western Tasmania: A Land of Riches and Beauty.
2003 edition - Queenstown: Municipality of Queenstown.
1949 edition - Hobart: Davies Brothers. OCLC 48825404; ASIN B000FMPZ80
1924 edition - Queenstown: Mount Lyell Tourist Association. OCLC 35070001; ASIN B0008BM4XC

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