Mount Geikie

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Mount Geikie
Mount Geikie is located in Tasmania
Mount Geikie
Mount Geikie
Location in Tasmania
Highest point
Elevation 1,191 m (3,907 ft) [1][2]
Coordinates 41°58′12″S 145°34′12″E / 41.97000°S 145.57000°E / -41.97000; 145.57000 (Mount Geikie)Coordinates: 41°58′12″S 145°34′12″E / 41.97000°S 145.57000°E / -41.97000; 145.57000 (Mount Geikie)
Location Western Tasmania, Australia
Parent range West Coast Range

Mount Geikie is a mountain in the West Coast Range of Western Tasmania, Australia.[4]

Mount Geikie has an elevation of 1,191 metres (3,907 ft) above sea level.[2]

Location and features[edit]

Mount Geikie sits just north of Lake Margaret, 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 at 1,116 metres (3,661 ft) 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 at 1,107 metres (3,632 ft) is part of a glaciated wall that extends north.[5]

The surrounding high ground to the north of Mount Geikie is often known as 'The Tyndalls' or confused with Mount Tyndall.[6] 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "LISTmap (Mount Geikie)". Tasmanian Government Department of Primary Industries and Water. Retrieved 25 March 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Geikie, Australia". Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Mount Geikie (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Tasmania. Dept. of Primary Industries and Water; TASMAP (2007). Tyndall 3835 (Map) (2nd ed.). 1:25,0000. Tasmap publication by the Dept. of Primary Industries and Water. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  6. ^ In the 1890s 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.".


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