A1 Mine Settlement - VIC

  Place Name

Position

DEG: -37.50108 146.203094
DMS: 37º 30' 3.89" S 146º 12' 11.14" E
UTM: 55 H 5849241mN 429562mE
Altitude: 730.02m

Description

Place Type

Population - Place Name

Location

114.77kms East of Melbourne - Driving 191 km (3 hours 33 mins)
360.69kms SouthWest of Canberra - Driving 592 km (6 hours 36 mins)
605.28kms North of Hobart - Driving 927 km (1 day 3 hours)

Address & Contact

A1 Track
Woods Point VIC 3723
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Former gold rush town which began after gold was discovered at Raspberry Creek in 1862. The name "A1" indicated that the quality of the gold mined here was 'First Class'. This town has also been known as Castle Reef, Castle Point, and Raspberry Creek.

The A1 Mine has historically produced in excess of 450,000 ounces of gold and was one of Australia’s longest operating mines having been worked from 1861 through to 1992.

A1 Settlement and mine are no more, although some houses still remain the last residents moved out in 1999, the machinery site has be demolished and the mine was sealed in June 2000.

In 2006, A1 Mine Settlement was threatened by bushfires. Not much of the town remains anymore except a couple of houses which survived. The whole area was burnt including Gaffneys Creek and Ten Mile.
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Closest Weather Station

Mount Baw Baw at 15/09:30am EDT
Distance from A1 Mine Settlement 38km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
8.2°C4.1°C86%6.0°ChPa0.0mmW17km/hr
knots
32km/hr
17knots

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Baw Baw
Distance from A1 Mine Settlement 38km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C17.716.713.89.86.53.32.13.05.58.312.514.0
Mean Min. °C8.68.36.13.71.5-0.6-1.6-1.4-0.31.44.55.5
Mean Rain mm90.9103.9100.6141.0119.6131.5145.0155.0150.5145.6154.0152.0

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