Mount Jukes (Tasmania)


Mount Jukes (Tasmania)
Mount Jukes
Elevation 1,104 m (3,622 ft)
Location
Location West Coast, Tasmania
Range West Coast Range
Coordinates 42°10′S 145°34′E / 42.167°S 145.567°E / -42.167; 145.567Coordinates: 42°10′S 145°34′E / 42.167°S 145.567°E / -42.167; 145.567

Mount Jukes is a mountain in the West Coast Range on the West Coast of Tasmania, Australia. It was named by Charles Gould in 1862 after Professor Joseph Beete Jukes, English geologist, who was involved in issues relating to Charles Darwin. Jukes had visited Hobart in 1842-3 on HMS Fly.

With multiple peaks, and glacial lakes on its upper eastern reaches, Mount Jukes was the mountain above the town of Crotty and is west of what is now Lake Burbury.

Contents

Mines

It has had mines and small mining camps adjacent to the lakes, and on the northern upper slopes, near where the Mount Jukes road traverses the upper slopes of the King River Gorge.

Road

Mount Jukes Road (22 km length) [1] was constructed by the Hydro in the 1980s at the time the Crotty Dam was made. It connects southern Queenstown with Darwin Dam, where the previously utilised North Mount Lyell Railway formation between the Linda Valley and Crotty was submerged by Lake Burbury.


Aerial photograph of lower slopes of Mount Huxley (to the left), King River gorge in the left lower, Crotty Dam and Lake Burbury (to the rear), northern slopes (that is Proprietary Peak) of Mount Jukes on the right, Mount Jukes Road in right foreground, and to the right rear the different coloured upper part of East Jukes Peak

Peaks and spurs

Mount Jukes has a number of named features[2]:-

  • Jukes Range - is the name to the ridge between Proprietary Peak in the north, and South Jukes Peak
  • East Jukes Peak - 731 metres - closest to King River Gorge and the Crotty Dam, and to the north of the Mount Jukes road.
  • Proprietary Peak - 1104 metres - north west of main part of Mount Jukes, with the Crown spur the most noticeable feature when viewed from the town of Quuenstown to the north.
  • Mount Jukes - 1168 metres
  • Central Peak
  • West Jukes Peak - 1062 matres
  • Pyramid Peak - 1080 metres
  • South Jukes Peak - 1014 metres

Other named features that are not given specific heights include:-

  • Yellow knob
  • Yellow Knob spur
  • South Jukes Spur
  • Crown Spur
  • East Jukes Spur
  • Intercolonial Spur
  • Cliff Spur
  • Newall Spur

Lakes

Two named glacial lakes in the upper part of the eastern side of the mountain are:-

  • Upper Lake Jukes
  • Lower Lake Jukes

It is by the lakes that a number of small mines were started in the early years of the twentieth century.


West Coast Range

Notes

  1. ^ HEC (no date) King River Power Development p.12 Construction Highlights
  2. ^ The details of these features come from the Tasmap1:100 000 Franklin map Sheet 8013 Edition 6 1997 , and the 1:25 000 maps Darwin sheet 3832 edition 2 1999, and Owen sheet 3833 edition 2 2001

References

  • Blainey, Geoffrey (2000). The Peaks of Lyell (6th ed. ed.). Hobart: St. David's Park Publishing. ISBN 0-7246-2265-9. 
  • Crawford, Patsy (2000). King: Story of a River. Montpelier Press. ISBN 1-876597-02-X. 
  • Whitham, Charles (2003). Western Tasmania - A land of riches and beauty (Reprint 2003 ed.). Queenstown: Municipality of Queenstown. 
2003 edition - Queenstown: Municipality of Queenstown.
1949 edition - Hobart: Davies Brothers. OCLC 48825404; ASIN B000FMPZ80
1924 edition - Queenstown: Mount Lyell Tourist Association. OCLC 35070001; ASIN B0008BM4XC

Map Reference

  • Tasmania 1: 25 000 series maps
    • Owen 3833 (Edition 2 2001) - for northern part
    • Darwin 3832 - for southern part

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mount Darwin (Tasmania) — Mount Darwin Elevation 1,033 m (3,389 ft) Location Location …   Wikipedia

  • Mount Huxley (Tasmania) — Mount Huxley Mount Huxley from the air,at left, King River Gorge centre, Mount Jukes highway to right, and Lake Burbury and the Crotty Dam at rear Elevation …   Wikipedia

  • Mount Jukes — may refer to: Mount Jukes (Queensland) Mount Jukes (Tasmania) This disambiguation page lists articles about distinct geographical locations with the same name. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link t …   Wikipedia

  • Mount Jukes Mine sites — The Mount Jukes Mine sites were a series of short lived, small mine workings high on the upper regions of Mount Jukes in the West Coast Range on the West Coast of Tasmania, Australia. Upper Lake Jukes, and Lake Jukes had short lived mining… …   Wikipedia

  • Geology of Tasmania — Tasmania has a varied geological history, with the world s biggest exposure of diabase, or dolerite. Rocks from the Neoproterozoic, Paleozoic and Mesozoic time periods appear. It is one of the few southern hemisphere areas glaciated during the… …   Wikipedia

  • West Coast Tasmania Mines — The mines of the West Coast of Tasmania have a rich historical heritage as well as an important mineralogical value in containing or having had found, specimens of rare and unusual minerals. Also, the various mining fields have important roles in …   Wikipedia

  • North Mount Lyell Railway — The North Mount Lyell Railway was built to service the North Mount Lyell mine in West Coast Tasmania at the start of the Twentieth century to take ore from Gormanston east of the West Coast Range to the Crotty smelters, and then on to Pillinger… …   Wikipedia

  • Crotty, Tasmania — Crotty (42°11′S 145°37′E / 42.183°S 145.617°E / 42.183; 145.617) was a gazetted townsite in Western Tasmania, which had a smelter and railway connection with the North Mount Lyell mine in the very early twentieth century …   Wikipedia

  • King River (Tasmania) — The King River is a river on the West Coast of Tasmania. Upper reaches It rises in the vicinity of the Eldon Range, passes through the West Coast Range between Mount Huxley and Mount Jukes and empties in Macquarie Harbour near Strahan.The upper… …   Wikipedia

  • John Butters Power Station, Tasmania — John Butters Power Station is the power station built by Hydro Tasmania for the King River Power Scheme in Western TasmaniaIt has one Francis turbine, with a generating capacity of 144 MW of electricity, and is remotely controlled from the… …   Wikipedia