Mount Darwin (Tasmania)

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Mount Darwin
Mount Darwin is located in Tasmania
Mount Darwin
Mount Darwin
Location in Tasmania
Elevation 1,033 m (3,389 ft)
Location
Location Western Tasmania, Australia
Range West Coast Range
Coordinates 42°15′00″S 145°35′48″E / 42.25000°S 145.59667°E / -42.25000; 145.59667 (Mount Darwin)Coordinates: 42°15′00″S 145°35′48″E / 42.25000°S 145.59667°E / -42.25000; 145.59667 (Mount Darwin)[1]
Geology
Age of rock Jurassic

Mount Darwin is a mountain located in the West Coast region of Tasmania, Australia.

With an elevation of 1,033 metres (3,389 ft) above sea level, the mountain is situated on the West Coast Range. On the eastern side of the mountain is Darwin, a long-abandoned town site. Mount Darwin is the southernmost mountain of the West Coast range. Mount Jukes is north of the mountain while Mount Sorell is west of it.[2]

The mountain is named in honour of Charles Darwin.[2]

Mine sites[edit]

Long abandoned short drives and shallow holes are found on Mount Darwin and are usually cited as being part of the Jukes-Darwin field.[3][4]

Features and access[edit]

The mountain has a plateau and has mining exploration tracks that lead to some of the older workings. It was possible in the 1970s to travel to the top of Mount Darwin in four wheel drive vehicles. The tracks also lead over towards the Clark River Valley which lies between Darwin and Mount Sorell to the west, and some tracks also were made on the ridge between Mount Darwin and the southern side of Mount Jukes.

Additional features located adjacent to the mountain includes a series of valleys and depressions called respectively the East Darwin Cirque,[5] the South Darwin Cirque,[6] and the Darwin Crater, a probable impact crater,[7] lying 8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi) to the south-east of the mountain; the South Darwin Peak, a hill;[8][9][10] and the Darwin Plateau.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Darwin (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b Baillie, Peter (2010). "The West Coast Range, Tasmania: Mountains and Geological Giants" (PDF). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania (reprint ed.) (Hobart, Tasmania: University of Tasmania) 144: 1-13. ISSN 0080-4703. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Geological map of Mount Darwin region with relief shown by contours: Darwin [cartographic material] (Map). 1:25,000. Tasmanian Geological Survey. 2001. Sheet 3832. 
  4. ^ Waller, George A; Tasmania. Department of Mines (1903), Report on Findon's copper sections, Mount Darwin, Dept. of Mines, retrieved 16 June 2015 
  5. ^ "East Darwin Cirque (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  6. ^ "South Darwin Cirque (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  7. ^ "Darwin Crater (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  8. ^ "South Darwin Peak (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  9. ^ Jones, A. T. (November 1993), The geology, geochemistry and structure of the Mount Darwin-South Darwin Peak area, western Tasmania, retrieved 16 June 2015 
  10. ^ "The South Mount, Darwin[?] Mineral Field TASMANIA.". Melbourne Punch (Vic. : 1855 - 1900) (Vic.: National Library of Australia). 12 October 1899. p. 8. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Darwin Plateau (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 

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