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Magnetic rocks - their effect on compass use and navigation in Tasmania

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posted on 2023-11-02, 05:04 authored by DE Leaman
The common and uncritical use of the magnetic compass by orienteers and walkers in Tasmania may lead to severe error. Rocks in many localities are intensely magnetised and their local field can strongly influence the pointing of a compass. Repeated observation against transect alignments may be necessary to minimise the problems.

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Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

Volume

131

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73-77

ISSN

0080-4703

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