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Mount Burnett is a mountain in Kahurangi National Park, in Golden Bay, New Zealand.

The mountain hosts an unusual geography, and a number of species of shrubs and sedge are endemic to this mountain, and it is host to a large population of the critically endangered Powelliphanta gilliesi gilliesi subspecies of giant land snails.

It is also home to an open cast dolomite mine, operated by Sollys Transport a local Golden Bay company. The Mount Burnett dolomite mine is the only source of the mineral, an important agricultural fertilizer, in New Zealand. The mine employs about 20 people. An extension to the mine was declined by the Minister for Conservation, Chris Carter in 2004. Mining is opposed by environmental groups including the Forest and Bird Protection Society.

Coordinates: 40°38′26″S 172°38′25″E / 40.6405°S 172.6403°E / -40.6405; 172.6403

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