Mount Black (Tasmania)

Mount Black is a mountain on the West Coast Range located in the West Coast region of Tasmania, Australia.[2] With an elevation of 950 metres (3,117 ft) above sea level, the mountain is located adjacent to the town of Rosebery.

Mount Black
Mount Black is located in Tasmania
Mount Black
Mount Black
Location in Tasmania
Highest point
Elevation950 m (3,120 ft)
Coordinates41°45′36″S 145°33′36″E / 41.76000°S 145.56000°E / -41.76000; 145.56000Coordinates: 41°45′36″S 145°33′36″E / 41.76000°S 145.56000°E / -41.76000; 145.56000[1]
LocationWestern Tasmania, Australia
Parent rangeWest Coast Range
Topo map8014
Age of rockJurassic
Easiest routeMurchison Highway

The Murchison Highway passes around its lower slopes.[3]

It is the location of some former exploration and mine sites.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Mount Black (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ Baillie, Peter (2010). "The West Coast Range, Tasmania: Mountains and Geological Giants" (PDF). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania (reprint ed.). Hobart, Tasmania: University of Tasmania. 144: 1–13. ISSN 0080-4703. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ Maclean, Charles; Aplin, Neil; Transport Tasmania. Transport Policy Unit (1981), An evaluation of a proposal for climbing lanes on the Mount Black section of the Murchison Highway, Transport Policy Unit, retrieved 25 February 2015
  4. ^ "MOUNT BLACK PROPRIETARY". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 15 August 1896. p. 11. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  5. ^ "SOUTH MOUNT BLACK". Daily Telegraph. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 20 January 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 25 February 2015.