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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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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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To whet your appetite…

Recently a friend and I travelled to parts of one of Tasmania’s very special natural environments, the Tarkine.  Our experiences were wonderfully thrilling and inspired me to create this blog, Touching the Tarkine. Over the coming months new blog postings … Continue reading

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How to get to the Tarkine?

  Southern Tarkine We travelled from Hobart via overnight stops at Tullah and Waratah then onto Corinna for two nights next to the Pieman River. The route from Hobart followed the Lyell Highway (A10) to Queenstown, onto the Zeehan Highway … Continue reading

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