Mount Murchison (Tasmania)

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Mount Murchison
Location West Coast, Tasmania
Range West Coast Range
Coordinates 41°48′33″S 145°37′05″E / 41.80917°S 145.61806°E / -41.80917; 145.61806Coordinates: 41°48′33″S 145°37′05″E / 41.80917°S 145.61806°E / -41.80917; 145.61806

Mount Murchison is the tallest mountain in the West Coast Range Tasmania.

Lying close to the Williamsford and Tullah mining areas, it is often found referred to in early photographs [1]

It lies east of Zeehan, and Mount Read, and north of Mount Tyndall.

The geology of the ground around the mountain relates to the range of mining activities nearby.[2]

A popular walking track leads to the summit.


  1. ^ "PICTURESQUE TASMANIA: MOUNT MURCHISON, LOOKING EAST FROM WILLIAMSFOBD-ROAD.". The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 18 February 1905. p. 27. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ McNiell, A W; Corbett, Keith D; Tasmania. Division of Mines and Mineral Resources; Mt. Read Volcanics Project (1992), Geology and mineralisation of the Mt Murchison area (MRVP map 4), Department of Mines & Mineral Resources, ISBN 978-0-7246-2147-7 


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