Opalton - QLD

  Populated Place

Position

DEG: -23.248119 142.760834
DMS: 23º 14' 53.23" S 142º 45' 39" E
UTM: 54 K 7427920mN 680141mE
Altitude: 246.75m

Description

Place Type

Population - Populated Place

Location

819.7kms South of Daintree

Address & Contact

Opalton QLD
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

The Opalton fields are a reminder of how things can change in far western Queensland. Discovered in 1888 they were not worked until 1893. By 1896 there were 500-600 men on the fields but the inevitable problem of water (which had to be carted over 20 km) ensured that when the price of opals dropped the field was abandoned. The township has vanished and all that is left are some ruins and the remains of mullock heaps where miners once fossicked for the precious opals.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Winton at 27/01:30am EST
Distance from Opalton 103.9km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
22.9°C18.7°C25%1.9°C1012.7hPa0.0mmSSW13km/hr
7knots
19km/hr
10knots

Closest Climatic Station

Winton Post Office
Distance from Opalton 99.42km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.536.235.032.127.824.624.426.931.034.737.038.2
Mean Min. °C23.522.921.017.212.99.48.29.513.417.820.922.8
Mean Rain mm83.287.053.822.320.218.214.76.59.018.131.849.9

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