Category Archives: Savage River

Tarkine History

The following is a long but exceptionally interesting excerpt from the document  AHC Tarkine Assessment Report  issued by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, that was prepared sometime around 2012. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. The Tarkine is named after the … Continue reading

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Finding the river – Savage River

After our unexpected and interesting diversion to the silica mine, we returned to the main road (Waratah/Corinna Road) and continued westward until we turned north onto the gravel surfaced Norfolk Road (C249).  Our intention was to walk up Mt Donaldson … Continue reading

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What is magnetite and what are its uses?

A geological site provides that “Magnetite is a very common iron oxide (Fe3O4) mineral that is found in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It is the most commonly mined ore of iron being the mineral with the highest iron content (72.4%). Magnetite … Continue reading

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Savage River mine

On Day 2 of our trip to the southern Tarkine, we had seen the effects of the Savage River mine from afar when we topped Whyte Hill for panoramic views.  The slash of white in the far distance, marked by … Continue reading

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All things Savage

There are 4 things in 4 places and each should not be confused with the other: Savage River Mine with township, Savage River as a river, Savage River National Park, and the Savage River Regional Reserve which is south of … Continue reading

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Starting out on Day 3

Early on, I walked in the mists enveloping Waratah and enjoyed the magical moments of the drifting light on the landscape. At the Waratah Roadhouse, Jeanette waited for me. We restocked our supplies of bottled water and headed west along … Continue reading

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The Tarkine. Do you know where you are going?

When mentioning I would like to visit the Tarkine, one friend responded “no-one knows where its boundaries are, so where are you going”. All I knew was that the Tarkine was somewhere in the north western quarter of Tasmania and … Continue reading

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