Wheal Turner Mine Ruins - SA

  Mine

Position

DEG: -30.2124 139.238
DMS: 30º 12' 44.64" S 139º 14' 16.82" E
UTM: 54 J 6656366mN 330409mE
Altitude: 611.94m

Description

Place Type

Infrastructure - Mine

Location

526.45kms North of Adelaide - Driving 681 km (13 hours 4 mins)

Address & Contact

Old Camel Ped Foot Track
Arkaroola Village SA 5710
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

A copper mine. Also known as the Red Bluff Mine. This mine sits half way up a steep bluff of red quartzite. The quartzite is cross-cut by numerous quartz veins and the copper mineralisation is hosted by these veins.

It should be noted that "Wheal" is Cornish for mine so the correct locality name probably should be Wheal Turner and not Wheal Turner Mine or mines. Cornish miners were the original miners here.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Arkaroola at 09/03:00pm CST
Distance from Wheal Turner Mine Ruins 14.42km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
16.5°C15.5°C49%5.7°ChPa0.0mmCALM0km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Arkaroola
Distance from Wheal Turner Mine Ruins 14.42km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.333.229.825.220.216.816.519.023.326.530.032.6
Mean Min. °C20.119.315.811.17.14.43.34.68.111.615.517.7
Mean Rain mm33.339.131.114.317.215.015.214.215.319.417.824.8

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