Kapunda 1844 and burra 1845 which aroused widespread interest in metal mining in south australia and caused the first major decentralisation from adelaide. This list of gold mines in australia is subsidiary to the list of mines article and lists working defunct and planned mines in the country organised by state.
Sa has some iconic mining areas like the opal pits of coober pedy with the first opal discovered in 1915 to the mammoth underground uranium mine at roxby downs from the 1980 s.
Old mines in south australia. Umoona mine and museum the umoona opal mine and museum is an original 1916 underground opal mine that has been turned. 520 km n of adelaide in the flinders ranges. Zinc zn lead pb silver ag gold au copper cu terramin australia ltd.
Further mineral extraction via secondary mining such as reprocessing. Less than 1 kg of bullion was produced and interest soon waned. Old timers mine a self guided tour through an original 1916 opal mine 1920 underground home and comprehensive museum.
History of gold rush in south australia. Australia s national policy for old mines recommends valuing abandoned mines. Broken hill ore deposit century mine golden grove mine hilton mine mcarthur river zinc mine mount isa mines cannington mine dugald river mine.
Cornish miners and their families poured into south australia to take part in the great copper boom. The first recorded production of gold in south australia was in 1846 from the victoria mine near castambul 18 km northeast of adelaide fig. 2 km from strathalbyn 60 km se of adelaide.
Gold was first discovered in south australia andthe commonwealth of australia in 1846 at the victoria mine near castambul city of adelaide. Contents 1 new south wales. South australian gold rush began in 1846 at castambul the first gold find in the commonwealth of australia.
They brought with them their mining expertise to help. The discovery of rich specimens caused great excitement but the mine failed to live up to expectations. Zinc zn perilya ltd.
Esri shape mapinfo tab google earth kmz and wms wfs. Sa s policy on mining rehabilitation is quite unique. South australian major mines quarries and mineral projects the south australian operating and approved major mines and related resource information.