Turquoise From Australia

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Australian Turquoise

Australia produces some high-quality turquoise, but not in large quantities.  Most deposits have been found in Victoria and South Wales, in the Southeast part of the continent.

Mindat.org reports deposits of turquoise in 19 specific Australian mines.  The presence of turquoise in a mine does not mean that it is present in high quantities or good qualities.

Turquoise has been reported in the following mines:

  • Kintore Opencut mine in Broken Hill, New South Wales.

  • Gidalambone, Canbelego Co., New South Wales.

  • Girilambone Mine, Girilambone.

  • Mount Oxide Copper Mine, Mt. Isa in Queensland.

  • Iron Monarch Open Cut Mine in Iron Knob, Middleback Ranges of the Eyre Peninsula.

  • Ameroo, in Olary Province, South Australia.

  • Wallaroo Mine, Kadina, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.

  • Moonta Mines, Kadina, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.

  • Lavers Hill,, Fish Creek, Hoddle Range, Gippsland, Victoria.

  • Greta South Turquoise Field, Greta South, Victoria.

  • Lake Boga Granite Quarry, Lake Boga, Victoria.

  • Phosphate Hill, ,Mansfield, Victoria.

  • Fry's Hut, Merrijig, Victoria.

  • Edi-Chestnut Turquoise Field, Parish of Edi, Victoria.

  • Tuerong Quarry, Parish of Moorooduc, Victoria.

  • Gravel Pit, View Hill, Romsey, Victoria.

  • Variscite Mine, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia.

  • Greenbushes, Western Australia.

  • Milgun Station, Western Australia.


 


 

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