Mersey Valley Oil Shale Field, Latrobe, Latrobe municipality, Tasmania, Australia
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 15' 21'' South , 146° 26' 7'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-41.2558070828, 146.435308456|
This are contained a large number of small mines and prospects for oil shale, mostly worked between 1900-1930. There is some renewed interest in developing the area in recent years. The oil shale is a Tasmanite-rich shale of Permian age.
1 valid mineral.
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C.F. Burrett and E.L. Martin (1988) Geology and mineral resources of Tasmania Geol. Soc. Aust.