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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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Tullah

Tullah is located on the edge of Lake Rosebery in the northern part of the West Coast Range about an 80-minute drive, 111 km south of Burnie. Following the discovery of silver lead ore (galena) in 1897 by Josiah Innes, the township was … Continue reading

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