|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||31° 32' 30'' South , 145° 51' 44'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-31.54167,145.86250|
|Age:||419.2 ± 3.2 to 393.3 ± 1.2 Ma|
|Geologic Time:||Early Devonian|
|Reference for age:||Gilligan, L.B., Byrnes, J.G. (1995) Metallogenic Study and Mineral Deposit Data Sheets: Cobar Metallogenic Map 1:250 000 (SH/55-14), Geological Survey of New South Wales, Sydney, 240 pages.|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
A former underground copper mine, commenced early 1900s.
Please note Cobar is the name of the town and the parish name is also Cobar.
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28 valid minerals.
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393.3 - 419.2 Ma
|Great Cobar Slate|
Age: Early Devonian (393.3 - 419.2 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Great Cobar Slate
Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic
Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). 
|Early Silurian - Cambrian|
427.4 - 541 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (427.4 - 541 Ma)
Comments: Lachlan Fold Belt
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.