Iron Knob mine tours & camping

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 at 18:15
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We are going past Iron Knob and I see that there are tours of the mine operated by the info centre. Has anyone done the tour and what was it like. I know the town is a bit run down now, but their progress association is trying hard to get people to stop there as they have done up their camping ground and a few other things around town so will most likely camp there as well.

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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 at 18:44

Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 at 18:44
We did it a couple of years ago. It was quite good and included tour and commentary about the original Iron Knob mine. There is a not too large lump of ore that if you can lift it you can keep it. You might need to upgrade your rigs carrying capacity though.
The camp ground is very good, lots of room.
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Follow Up By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 at 19:54

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We dropped in there quite a few years back but didn't do the tour and the town was a bit rough. Things have changed I believe and now they need you to visit so we going to support the few that live there.

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Reply By: GarryR - Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 07:12

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We visited Iron Knob this time last year, and they were not doing any tours at that time. Yep the town is a little rough to drive through, and most of the workers are now bussed in from Port Augusta. There is a good museum to look through with some fascinating video's to watch about the history of the mine if you have time. Camping wise we moved on. There are no shops or fuel supplies in the town. Great watching the big dump trucks on the move etc. On speaking to the caretaker at the museum, he states not many visitors come through now. We were the only visitors that had called in in just over a week.
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Follow Up By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 20:34

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Your right about not many visitors as we where the only ones there on last visit, even the c/park was empty. I will have to give the visitor centre a ring to see if the tours are available.

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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 07:41

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Gday Murray
Sounds like a trip is comming on....
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Follow Up By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 20:44

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We are off to Maralinga,Kingoona,Farina and quick bit of the Flinders. Leaving last week of august for two weeks, are you sure you can't come not as many k's as last Trilby trip.

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 21:38

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Gday
Sorry bloke , to many things on the calender . Ill talk on the phone some time. I need a job done ...
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Follow Up By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016 at 19:58

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No probs just let me know

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Follow Up By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 07:18

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Ouch! " I need a job done" sounds ominous! Don't mind me I have been watching The Sopranos! Cheers Toni
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 at 08:40

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Gday Toni
No old son, your on the wrong track. (Sorry for assuming you are male Toni)
If i needed that type of job done i wouldnt ring Murray , he to nice a bloke.
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