Sliding Rock - SA



DEG: -30.77198 138.59697
DMS: 30º 46' 19.13" S 138º 35' 49.09" E
UTM: 54 J 6593200mN 270016mE
Altitude: 411.95m


Place Type

Infrastructure - Mine


460.98kms North of Adelaide - Driving 534 km (7 hours 44 mins)

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Sliding Rock was discovered in 1870 by John Holding and Joseph Hele because of its pure copper.

In 1872 the township of Cadnia was surveyed a few hundred metres east of the mine. The town catered for up to 400 miners and their families and had a sense of permanence. Horse races and cricket matches were held. A court house dispensed justice, the Rock Hotel catered for workers while 4 general stores supplied goods and food. In 1877 the mine was inundated by massive flows of water. Although a steam powered pump was used to stop the water entering the shafts this failed and later that year the mine was abandoned. The town quickly followed. More than a century later the water became valuable as a temporary supply to Leigh Creek. For fossickers and history buffs there is much to see. Enjoy the walk around the ruins of the early township and mining site. There are also 2 cemeteries marking the passage of time. Permissions to camp should be sought from the Warraweena homestead, a short drive from Sliding Rock.
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Closest Weather Station

Leigh Creek at 13/10:00pm CST
Distance from Sliding Rock 25.71km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Leigh Creek Airport
Distance from Sliding Rock 25.71km NW
Mean Max. °C35.534.531.126.220.917.016.619.123.226.730.533.0
Mean Min. °C20.720.417.312.
Mean Rain mm20.228.720.313.

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