A1 Mine Settlement - VIC

  Historic Site


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


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A1 Track
Woods Point VIC 3723
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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 199. The machinery site has been demolished and the mine was sealed in June 2000.

In 2006, A1 Mine Settlement was threatened by bushfires. Not much of the town remains any more 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 15/04:30pm EST
Distance from A1 Mine Settlement 38km S
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Closest Climatic Station

Mount Baw Baw
Distance from A1 Mine Settlement 38km S
Mean Max. °C17.716.713.
Mean Min. °C8.
Mean Rain mm90.9103.9100.6141.0119.6131.5145.0155.0150.5145.6154.0152.0

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