Mount Dundas (Tasmania)

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Mount Dundas
Mount Dundas is located in Tasmania
Mount Dundas
Mount Dundas
Location in Tasmania
Highest point
Elevation 1,143 m (3,750 ft) [1]
Coordinates 41°53′24″S 145°28′12″E / 41.89000°S 145.47000°E / -41.89000; 145.47000 (Mount Dundas)Coordinates: 41°53′24″S 145°28′12″E / 41.89000°S 145.47000°E / -41.89000; 145.47000 (Mount Dundas)[2]
Location Western Tasmania, Australia
Parent range West Coast Range
Age of rock Jurassic

Mount Dundas is a mountain located in the West Coast region of Tasmania, Australia. The mountain is situated at the north west edge of the West Coast Range.[3]

As colourful a history as that of Mount Lyell, Mount Dundas has had a range of mines[4] and railways such as the North East Dundas Tramway within its vicinity.

The name is also incorporated into the name of the major newspaper of the west coast, the Zeehan and Dundas Herald.

The main copper and gold ore bearing deposits in the West Coast Range are known as occurring in the 'Mount Read Volcanics' relating to the complex geology of the area, and also silver at Mount Dundas.[5]

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  1. ^ "Mount Dundas, Australia". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mount Dundas (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "The Dundas Silverfield". Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954). Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia. 30 August 1890. p. 2. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Mount Dundas Silver Field". Tasmanian News (Hobart, Tas. : 1883 - 1911). Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 6 May 1890. p. 3. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 

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