Mount Clara Smelter Ruins - QLD

 

Position

DEG: -26.177 152.270996
DMS: 26º 10' 37.2" S 152º 16' 15.59" E
UTM: 56 J 7104510mN 427151mE
Altitude: 95m

Description

Address & Contact

Rossmore Road
Kilkivan
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A copper smelter was built in 1873 to process copper ore mined in the surrounding hills. The main relic is a rectangular stone chimney but other remains of the smelter are visible and surrounded by a security fence.

The access road changes to gravel about 10 km from Bunya Highway and continually crosses Fat Hen Creek until it starts to ascend into the hills to the smelter ruins. A track continues into the hills but there is a "No Through Road" sign just past the smelter. There are some quite steep grades on the track for those who interested.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Distance from Mount Clara Smelter Ruins 36.94km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.230.429.327.324.522.021.923.326.028.330.231.3
Mean Min. °C19.619.618.114.710.87.96.27.010.213.816.418.5
Mean Rain mm165.9169.1144.483.471.461.052.740.445.871.988.3137.9

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