Mount Heemskirk

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Mount Heemskirk is a mountain close to the coast of Western Tasmania. It has an elevation of 2,365 ft (721m) above sea level. [1]

Mount Heemskirk was the first sighted feature on the island of Tasmania by Abel Tasman on 24 November 1642.[2]

The mountain and its surrounding high ground was also known as the Heemskirk mining area in the 1890s and early 1900s (decade) [3]

The closest town is Zeehan, about 14 kilometres (9 mi) away. [4]

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  2. ^ Robson, Lloyd (1983) A history of Tasmania. Volume 1 Melbourne, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-554364-5 p.3
  3. ^ Waterhouse, L. Lawry (1916) The South Heemskirk Tin Field Hobart. Dept. of Mines, Geological Survey bulletin (Geological Survey of Tasmania) ; no. 21.
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Coordinates: 41°52′S 145°10′E / 41.867°S 145.167°E / -41.867; 145.167