Abandoned mine site.. 70s buildings.. south of Coober Pedy?

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 04:59
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I have this vague recollection of an old mine site off to the East of the Stuart Highway somewhere south of Coober Pedy and North of Glendambo.. A few old 1970s style buildings still up and a bit of infrastructure.. Does anyone know the name/location of this mine?
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 06:04

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 06:04
The highway used to go though Kingoonya from Glendambo.

Then it went to Bon Bon, Mt Eba then The Twins and Ingomar then Coober Pedy, you could be thinking of those. Or it could even be Tarcoola to the west of Kingoonya, off the old highway.

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 06:34

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 06:34
Yes a lot of old mines infrastructure out WEST of the highway, maybe the OP just got that direction mixed up.
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Follow Up By: Member - PhilD_NT - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 10:46

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 10:46
Did Glendambo exist when the road went through Kingoonya? I don't recall ever seeing it there.
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Reply By: fishtojo - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 07:59

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 07:59
Hello Duncan. You may be thinking of mirakata which is located east of the old Stuart highway about 130 km south of Coober pedy.
It was a commonwealth gov site for PMG and tracking station for Woomera in the sixties. Consisted of workshops , offices and accommodation for a lot of workers. Even had a bar !
Regards greyghost.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan2H - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 08:08

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 08:08
Just googled it.. you're right! Thats exactly it, well done, thanks :)
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 08:20

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 08:20
Thanks for the info, another place to detour to and check out.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan2H - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 08:31

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 08:31
Spelling correction "Mirikata" for anyone googling..

https://aventure-des-fusees-europa.blog4ever.com/articles/radar-tracking-woomera

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 12:11

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 at 12:11
Comes up pretty high in Google search here on the forum places too . . .

Mirikata - ExplorOz Places
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