Mount Tyndall (Tasmania)

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Mount Tyndall
Mount Tyndall is located in Tasmania
Mount Tyndall
Mount Tyndall
Location in Tasmania
Elevation 1,179 m (3,868 ft)
Location Western Tasmania, Australia
Range West Coast Range
Coordinates 41°55′48″S 145°35′24″E / 41.93000°S 145.59000°E / -41.93000; 145.59000Coordinates: 41°55′48″S 145°35′24″E / 41.93000°S 145.59000°E / -41.93000; 145.59000[1]
Type Dolerite
Age of rock Jurassic

Mount Tyndall is a mountain that is part of the Tyndall Range, a spur off the West Coast Range, located in the Western region of Tasmania, Australia.

The mountain was named in 1877 by James Reid Scott on the suggestion of Thomas Bather Moore in honour of Professor John Tyndall, a Fellow of the Geological Society who made important contributions in physics, atmospheric science and geology.[2][3]

The area is at the northern end of a block of mountains that are north of Mount Sedgwick.

Located at the base of the mountain are a number of glacial lakes, most notably Lake Westwood and Lake Dora. The mountain lies southeast of the Henty Gold Mine, and Hydro Tasmania dam on the Henty River; and south of Lake Makintosh, Lake Murchison and Tullah.


  1. ^ "Mount Tyndall (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Haast, Julius (1864). "Notes on the Mountains and Glaciers of the Canterbury Province, New Zealand". Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 34: 87–96. doi:10.2307/1798467. JSTOR 1798467. 

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