Mount Jukes Mine sites

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The Mount Jukes Mine sites were a series of short-lived, small mine workings high on the upper regions of Mount Jukes in the West Coast Range on the West Coast of Tasmania.

Upper Lake Jukes, and Lake Jukes had short lived mining companies incorporating the names of the lakes.

These mine sites (including Jukes Proprietary on the Northern edge of Mount Jukes above the King River Gorge) are examples of early twentieth century ingenuity where all equipment was transported with difficulty up small tracks from locations such as Crotty.

Access to parts of the slopes of Mount Jukes have been assisted by the construction of the Mount Jukes road by the HEC following their construction of the King River Dam and the impoundment of Lake Burbury.

List of mines[edit]

This list incorporates mines on Mount Darwin as the mineral zone of Mount Jukes is frequently cited as the Jukes-Darwin mineral zone.[1]

  • From the North -
  • Jukes Proprietary – Copper and Gold [2]
  • Lake Jukes – Copper – low grade [3]
  • Hydes [4] – Copper – low grade [5]
  • Hal Jukes – Copper – low grade [6]
  • Taylours Reward – Barite
  • East Darwin – Copper
  • Findons – Copper
  • Mount Darwin – Copper and Gold
  • Prince Darwin – Copper and Gold

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hills, Loftus & Tasmania. Dept. of Mines (1914), The Jukes-Darwin mining field Dept. of Mines, [Hobart] Geological Survey bulletin (Geological Survey of Tasmania) ; no. 16. also Twelvetrees, W.H. (1900) Report on the mineral districts of Mounts Huxley, Jukes and Darwin / W.H. Twelvetrees. Launceston :Government Geologist's Office. Tasmania. Government Geologist reports 1900–01.
  2. ^ "JUKES PROPRIETARY.". The Examiner (DAILY ed.). Launceston, Tas. 16 February 1907. p. 4. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "JUKES PROPRIETARY.". The Examiner (DAILY ed.). Launceston, Tas. 16 February 1907. p. 4. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ Also known as South Jukes – see "SOUTH JUKES.". The Daily Telegraph. Launceston, Tas. 25 January 1907. p. 2. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. ^ "HYDE'S SECTIONS.". Zeehan and Dundas Herald. Tas. 10 March 1905. p. 4. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ "HAL JUKES MINING COMPANY.". The Examiner (DAILY ed.). Launceston, Tas. 31 July 1914. p. 2. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia. 

References[edit]

  • Blainey, Geoffrey (2000). The Peaks of Lyell (6th ed.). Hobart: St. David's Park Publishing. ISBN 0-7246-2265-9. 
  • Whitham, Charles (2003). Western Tasmania – A land of riches and beauty (Reprint 2003 ed.). Queenstown: Municipality of Queenstown. 
  • Whitham, Lindsay (2002). Railways, Mines, Pubs and People and other historical research. Sandy Bay: Tasmanian Historical Research Association. ISBN 0-909479-21-6. 
  • Wyman, B., Cooke, D. and Large, R. Granite Related Copper-Gold Mineralisation in the Southern Mount Read Volcanics, Western Tasmania, Australia pp. 17–20 . 1997. Third International Mining Geology Conference, 10–14 November 1997 Launceston, Tasmania ISBN 1-875776-50-8