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Submitted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 19:11
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Another one. What is it, where is it & why is it unique ?
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Reply By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 19:33

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 19:33
Can't quite place it - but reminds me of the back yard pond when we get home from a trip??

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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 19:39

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 19:39
Is it a hot spring?

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Reply By: batsy - Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 20:09

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 20:09
Yes it's a hot spring.
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Reply By: rumpig - Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 20:09

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 20:09
Looks like the radioactive spring at Arkaroola Station in the Flinders Ranges
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Reply By: batsy - Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 20:12

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 20:12
Yes rumpig Paralana radio active hot spring, from memory one of only three in the world but I stand to be corrected.
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 20:13

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 20:13
Recognised it as soon as I saw the pic strangely enough.....nice bumpy drive to get to....lol
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Follow Up By: batsy - Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 20:14

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 20:14
I'll offer one more before I hit the hay.
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 21:34

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 21:34
Can the space shuttle land on it?
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Follow Up By: batsy - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 07:49

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 07:49
I guess it may be possible.
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 08:17

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 08:17
Maralinga airstrip. Used by the British nuclear program until 1963 and later designated by NASA as the back-up landing strip for the space shuttle.

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Follow Up By: batsy - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 08:31

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 08:31
Good guess John but no cigar this time.
You are thinking in the right direction.
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 08:49

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 08:49
Emu airstrip?
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Follow Up By: batsy - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 08:52

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 08:52
Not Emu airstrip John.
Here is another clue.
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 09:03

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 09:03
Dingo Claypan?
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Follow Up By: batsy - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 09:05

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 09:05
No John a lot further North.
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 09:07

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 09:07
Three strikes. I’m out.

Good post Batsy.
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Follow Up By: batsy - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 09:09

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 09:09
Another clue , it was invisible.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 13:05

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 13:05
I'll have a go at Corunna Downs WW2 Secret Airfield.
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Follow Up By: batsy - Monday, May 11, 2020 at 13:10

Monday, May 11, 2020 at 13:10
Rowdy6032 you are the winner. I am a little surprised it took so long. Incredible piece of Australian history there. Few people had been there in recent times to when we visited.
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Reply By: Dr Hook - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 14:07

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 14:07
The springs were a popular day spa for arthritis, bad complexion, "ladies problems" etc, etc.... I wonder if it cures COVID19??

The landing strip photos: I imagine the buried watertank was an ack-ack site?

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Follow Up By: batsy - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 16:06

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 16:06
Done some crazy things in my time, so my board of control says, but bathing in radio active water to that degree is beyond it.
Yes the buried water tank with spigot was for anti aircraft guns. There were a number of these spread around the site but records show that the only time they were used was for practice drills as the Japanese never found the air base even though they tried to follow the returning bombers they would either turn around or run out of fuel. The bombers had extra long range fuel tanks fitted so could manage the return flight quite easily.
Amazing to walk around the site & imagine what it must have been like, 50'c+ for long periods of time, dry desolate unforgiving country, home to some 500 personnel.

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