|Elevation||1,144 m (3,753 ft) |
|Prominence||673 m (2,208 ft) |
|Isolation||11.49 km (7.14 mi) |
|Location||Western Tasmania, Australia|
|Parent range||West Coast Range|
|Age of rock||Jurassic|
Alluvial gold was found in adjacent creeks in the 1880s.
Because of its position, its appearance and dominance over the Macquarie Harbour just north east of Sarah Island, it was an early named mountain, and no doubt one which gave a sense of barrier to convicts with dreams of escape. Some folklore passed from convict times claim leg irons or other items were found by troops looking for escaped convicts on its slopes.
It has no points of access like the nearby mountains, and in general remains relatively untouched compared to the West Coast Range mountains with old mine workings, walking track, and other signs of human activity.
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