Old Lime Kilns - SA

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Position

DEG: -31.559799 138.418198
DMS: 31º 33' 35.28" S 138º 25' 5.51" E
UTM: 54 J 6505465mN 254939mE
Altitude: 221m

Description

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Merna Morna Station
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Information

These lime kilns were constructed by the Ghan Railway Line workers to make their own cement for the bridges and culverts. They fired the dolomite rock found in this area by heaping wood in the bottom of the kilns then laying the rock on top and then firing until the rock was reduced to powder.

When the kilns were cooled, the residue powder was raked out and this was then used as concrete to construct the many culverts and bridges on the Ghan line in this area.

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Closest Weather Station

Leigh Creek at 19/02:30pm CST
Distance from Old Lime Kilns 107.06km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
16.2°C10.8°C36%1.1°C1028.5hPa0.0mmSSW19km/hr
10knots
26km/hr
14knots

Closest Climatic Station

Hawker
Distance from Old Lime Kilns 36.13km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.333.430.125.520.016.415.917.821.725.729.331.8
Mean Min. °C18.018.014.911.07.14.43.74.36.89.813.615.8
Mean Rain mm19.921.016.719.430.638.233.731.827.724.623.222.0

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