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A painting of the mine's layout by Bentley


1858 Map of Burra Mine (click for larger map)


1869 photo of the mine taken looking south

The photograph  shows the ore
crushing house (left) with concentrating sheds in front.  Morphetts enginehouse and winding house are in the centre background behind a wooden aqueduct which carried water, pumped out of the mine, to the water wheel.  A shaft from which ore was hauled is in the right foreground.  This picture was taken just before the mine changed over to open cut operations.


Henry Roach, chief captain of the Burra mine (left) and Henry Ayers, company secretary (right)


Current map of Burra mine (click for larger view)


Mine pool, in the "Open Cut" mine in the 1920s


Vanished mine buildings, cottages and offices.  Peacock's Chimney has been resited at the entrance to the mine.


Copper ore revealed during the reworking of the Burra Mine between 1971-1981

The Monster Mine

(Reproduced with permission from Burra Mine, Department of Mines and Energy)

Burra mine was world famous for the richness of its copper ores and for the first ten years of its life was the largest mine in Australia.  Wealth from the mine made fortunes for many of its original shareholders and its discovery marked the beginning of a period of unprecedented growth and prosperity for South Australia.

The story of the mine began in 1845 with the chance discovery of copper ore by a shepherd near Burra Creek.  Soon after, a similar find was made by another shepherd further to the north.  News of the discovery reached Adelaide, a town already infected with mining mania because of the success of the recently opened Kapunda mine.  The struggle for possession of this new copper bearing land quickly followed.

The interested parties resolved into two groups: the "Nobs" and the "Snobs".  The Nobs were capitalists and included the owners of Kapunda mine.  The Snobs were shopkeepers and merchants from Rundle and Hindley Streets in Adelaide.

The government insisted that mineral rights to the two deposits could only be obtained by purchasing the ore bearing ground and land between.  A special survey was carried out and the rival groups bought the land, known as "The Monster Mine", jointly and agreed to divided equally with each half containing one of the copper deposits.

Lots were drawn and the Nobs drew the southern half, naming their mine the Princess Royal; unfortunately the amount of mineable ore proved small and the mine closed in 1851.  The northern half, drawn by the Snobs, became the Burra Mine; this developed rapidly into one of the great copper mines of the world.

At first, all mining took place underground.  Open cut operation began in 1870 in an attempt to extract lower grade ore profitably; however low copper prices forced the Burra mine to close in 1877.

The mine remained abandoned for nearly a century until open cut mining started again in 1971 and continued until exhaustion of ore in 1981.

Mine Management

Management of the mine for most of its productive life was in the hands of two men: Henry Ayers, the company secretary based in Adelaide, and Henry Roach, chief captain of the mine.

Ayers assumed almost complete responsibility for the mine and for the creation of the company town of Kooringa.  Trained as a law clerk he soon mastered the complexities of mine management and exerted great influence on company affairs.  Many of the original directors, having made their fortunes and departed left Ayers to act on their behalf in company matters.

Ayers entered politics in 1857 and became Premier of South Australia on seven occasions.  He was a figure of immense influence, prominent in the small group which dominated the financial and commercial interest of the colony.  Henry Ayers was knighted in 1872 and a year later Ayers Rock in central Australia was named in his honour.

Henry Roach was born in Redruth, Cornwall, and arrived in South Australia in 1846 having worked on mines in South America.  Soon after his arrival he was appointed captain of the underground workings at Burra mine and thereafter made responsible for all mining operations.  Roach remained in charge of the day to day running of the mine for 20 years until his retirement in 1867 before the changeover to open cut mining.

A Visit Underground

(Extract from the South Australian, 17 December 1847)

The man who attempts such a great enterprise would be young and active . . .  every man should have a candle with a piece of soft clay as a candlestick . . . you have to descend a perpendicular ladder, carrying you candle and . . . follow on through galleries dotted with copper, down little shafts, an into great vaults and chambers and caverns . . . where men are seen . . . hewing away at the most splendid copper ores that you ever beheld.  Sometimes you go down perilous descents, and creep on your hands and knees or . . . wriggle and writhe through holes with your head downward . . . You then come upon men who are working . . . near the water, and the rocks or earth continually falling down, dashing upon the waters.  Every now and then we came to beautiful little malachite arbors, which the miners call their garden, every side of which being a bright green, formed delightful spots in which to rest . . .

 

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Aside from the famous "Monster Mine", there were other mines in Burra and surrounding districts.  The mines are listed below.  A summary of facts pertaining to each of these mines appears below the list of mines.

  • Aberdeen Ballast Quarry

  • All Nations Mine

  • Apoinga (also known as Blue Success, Blue Hole)

  • Apoinga (also known as Apoing Copper Mining Co)

  • Apoinga Gold Mining Co

  • Apoinga Gold Show

  • Asbestos Mining Co (also known as S.A. Asbestos Mining Co. Ltd, Robertstown Asbestos Mine)

  • Bevan & Sons Sliver Claim

  • Black George Mining Co

  • Black Hills Silver Mines (also known as World’s End Silver Claims, which includes: Dunstan’s Silver Claim, Black Hills Pty Silver Mine Syndicate, W. Pearce Jun. Claim Black Hills Pty Co)

  • Bon Accord Mine

  • Burra Consols

  • Burra Corporation (also known as Burra Town Council)

  • Burra Creek Mining Venture Burra Fire Clay Co.

  • Burra Hill

  • Burra Joker Mine/Claim (also known as Joker)

  • Burra Manganese & Silver Mining Co. Ltd (also known as Iron Mine/Ironmine)

  • Canowie Claim

  • Carn Brae (also known as St Elmo)

  • Cartapo Creek

  • District Council of Burra

  • Duncan’s

  • Eastern Gold & Prospecting Syndicate

  • Edelweiss Mine (also known as Edeberg Mine)

  • Fairview Phosphate Workings (also known as Fair View, Fair View Co/MineAdelaide artificial Manure Co)

  • Hills Creek Mine

  • Kapunda Prospecting Claim

  • Karkulto (for second mine called Karkulto see Royal Mining Co) (also known as Southern Australian Mining Assoc)

  • Lily Dora

  • Morrison, A.D. Claim

  • Mt Bryan Silver Claim (also known as Mt Bryan Ranges Silver Mine Assoc.)

  • Munjibbie Mine

  • Murphy’s Gold Mine

  • Porter’s Lagoon

  • Princess Elise

  • Princess Royal Mine

  • Pulpara Mine (also known as Pulpara & Caroona United Silver Mining & Mineral Co.)

  • Robertstown Silver Claims

  • Robertstown Silver-Lead Mine (also known as Robertstown Bright Silver & Lead Mine or Mining Co.)

  • Royal Mining Co. (also known as Karkulto (not same as Karkulto Mine of S.A.M.A.)

  • Scrubbers Camp Mine (also known as Scrubbers Camp Mining Co Ltd)

  • Sod Hut MIne

  • Ulooloo Copper Mine

  • Ulooloo Gold Field

  • Utica Copper Mining Co. (also known as Duttons, Duttons Trough, Utica Copper Mining Co., New Burra Copper Syndicate, Atica Copper Mine)

  • West Burra Copper Mining Co

  • Wheal Motley Copper Mining Syndicate

  • Wheelbarrow Hills Silver & Lead Mining Syndicate

  • William’s Claim

 

Name

Also known as

Period of operation

Mineral

Method of Working

Comments

Location

Aberdeen Ballast Quarry

 

c.1870-1950s?

Railway Ballast

Quarry

Produced large quantity of high quality ballast: for some of the time connected to railway by a spur line

Hd. Kooringa Section 4

All Nations Mine

 

c. 1867

 

 

Record of Mines 1908 reports it was worked by a Melbourne Co. “nothing known”

Near Burra

Apoinga

Blue Success

Blue Hole

1941-1951

Crocidolite Asbestos

Quarry

Claims finally cancelled 1956

Hd.  Apoinga Section 252 3 miles N.W. of Robertstown 1:25,000 map suggest Section 295 or 296

Apoinga

Apoinga Copper Mining Co.

1857-82 prospecting

1882-83 mining

Copper

4 shafts & some driving

Company wound up: property disposed of in 1885

Hd. Apoinga Section 12 7 miles N.E. of Black Springs (also leased Sections 15, 16, 17) for  prospecting Perhaps renumbered?

Apoinga Gold Mining Co

 

c.1931

Gold

Shaft and driving

Burra Record 3/6/31 reports 1st shareholders meeting Black Springs 21 May 1931.  No menton after 17 June 1931

 

Apoinga Gold Show

 

1930

Gold

Shaft & shallow pits

A little alluvial gold found.  Ores showed only a trace

Hd. Apoinga Section 10 !4 miles WNW Robertstown (central eastern pt of section)

Asbestos Mining Co

S.A. Asbestos & Mining Co. Ltd Robertstown Asbestos Mine

1894-? Not continuously

Asbestos

Pits/Quarry

 

More research needed to clarify, but apparently worked at different times 1st in 1894 when c. 6 tons bagged. Asbestos Mining Co. 1912 employed over 30. S.A. Asbestos& Mining Co. issued prospectus 1921

Add . Burra Record 9/9/1931 Robertstown Asbestos Mine very active formerly S.A. Asbestos & Mines  but they closed Down

8 Miles NE Robertstown e of Section 48 Hd. Bright

Bevan & Sons Sliver Claim

 

c.1888

Silver

Shafts & costeen pits

Burra record 20/4/1888 reports an offer to buy it shafts & pits had then cost £1,250

15 miles from Burra

Black George Mining Co

 

1888

Copper

Shaft?

Burra Record 20/4/1888 reports  offer of 100 shares of £1 to develop copper lode at Black George Well in Redruth

Redruth

Black Hills Silver Mines

World’s End Silver Claims Includes:

Dunstan’s Silver Claim, Black Hills Pty Silver Mine Syndicate, W. Pearce Jun. Claim Black Hills Pty Co

1886-c.1890?

Silver

Shafts & pit

Oddly Record of Mines 1908 has no information.  Burra Record 9/2/1886 says there are over 300 claims & by 23/2/1886 says they were surveyed & settled with more being made Black Hills Silver Mine was wound up 1889 and Burra Record 24/12/89 reports the whole field a failure

c. 16 miles SE of Burra

Bon Accord Mine

 

1846-1864

Copper

Water

Shafts drives & crosscuts

Main Shaft to 300’ supplied the town water supply 1878-1966 (Aberdeen only 1878-1884) Good references is David P. Bannear “An Archaeological Survey of the Von accord Property Burra South Australia 1845-1966 (5 volumes0, Saddleworth, 1987

Hd. Kooringa Section 4 on N side of Burra Mine

Burra Consols

 

1870, 1873, 1899

Copper

Shafts

Worked spasmodically but lack of finance forced it to close each time

12 miles SE Burra Hd. Baldina

Burra Corporation

Burra Town Council

 

Road metal

Quarry

The town council worked a number of local quarries for limestone & shale for road metal

Hd. Kooringa Section 1

Burra Creek Mining Venture

 

1865

Copper

 

240 acres at Military map reference 227816

Hd. Bundey Section 131 2½miles W. Gums Homestead

Burra Fire Clay Co.

 

 

 

 

 

H. Baldina

Burra Hill

 

1943?

Rock Phosphate

 

Discovered J. Barker. Not developed

Hd. Kooringa Section 1 Western slope of hills immediately W. Of Burra

Burra Joker Mine/Claim

Joker

1888-91

Silver

Shaft

Syndicate of 60 Burra men employed 2 men for 6 weeks & then some move time.  Only a trace at best. Shaft to 200 feet.

20 miles e. of Ketchowla Homestead

Burra Manganese & Silver Mining Co. Ltd

Iron Mine/Ironmine

Period of Burra Mine 7 1888

Iron & manganese

Shaft

Originally produced thousands of tons of manganese ore for E&A Copper Co. Smelters at Burra 1888 attempt to restart operations failed for lack of local buyer for flux.  The company had hoped it was a cap for silver deposit

6 miles W of Burra adjacent Ironmine Church Hd of Ayers Section 92

Canowie Claim

 

1904

Copper

 

Burra Record 16/3/1904 reported a ‘‘useful” copper find but nothing eventuated

Between Canowie & Booborowie

Carn Brae

St Elmo

/ & 1913

Copper/Gold

Shaft & drive

Burra record 23/4/1913 & 10/11/1913 report work on the old Cran Brae claim then renamed st Elmo ‘in what seems to e gold bearing stuff’

Robertstown/Bright

Cartapo Creek

 

 

Cobalt & manganese

 

Not developed

Hd Ayers

District Council of Burra

 

From 1925

Road metal

Quarries

These & probably other sties as well

Hd. Kooringa section 4

Hd. Hanson Section 81

Duncan’s

 

1890

Silver-Lead

Pits

Veins too small to be of value

Hd. Hanson Sections 603,604

Eastern Gold & Prospecting Syndicate

 

1902?-1906?

Copper& Gold

Shaft

Burra Record 11/1/1905 reposts a nice find of copper 3 years ago & 1/2/1905 a syndicate to exploit it. Shaft to c. 100ft. when work appear to have ceased by march 1906 .Burra Record 11/7/1906 Syndicate failed to raise money.

C30-35 miles east of Burra

Edelweiss Mine

Edeberg Mine

 

Copper & Vanadium

 

Mentioned in Record of Mines 1908 p50

Hd Apoinga Block 1 14 miles south of Burra

Fairview Phosphate Workings

Fair View

Fair View Co/Mine

Adelaide  artificial Manure Co

 

Phosphate

Shafts and Quarries

Found by F.A.S. Field 1900 Minor production 1903 Adelaide Artificial manures Co. Small production 1903-1918

Another claim ran form 1950-53 on Section 224 & ore from 1952-53 on Section 225 but apparently without production See also reports in Burra Record between 2/3/1904 and 28/3/1906

Hd. Bright section 225 & 224 (formerly Section 4)

18m SSE Burra 13 miles north of Robertstown (Lily Dora adjoins)

Hills Creek Mine

 

1885

Copper

 

Burra Record 16/10/1888 Rich lode of copper struck by Mr Milner: no other information

Ulooloo

Kapunda Prospecting Claim

 

1886?

Copper

 

Mentioned in Burra Record 2/3/1886 no further details

Close to Burra Creek on Mt Mullen

Karkulto

for second mine called Karkulto see Royal Mining Co

Southern Australian Mining Assoc.

1850-51

1855-66

Copper

Iron

6 shafts 7 1,600ft. of drives

7 winzes & man stopes

Production ceased 1857-55 due to Victorian gold rush.  The iron ore was used as a smelting flux at Burra

Hd Apoinga Sections 21, 81, 2182, 2184, 2185, 2186

Lily Dora

 

1905-06?

Phosphate

 

Record of Mines 1908 says exploration only till then.  Record of Mines Summary Sheet gives 10 tons for 1903

Adjoining Fariview Phosphate Workings one report says 1½ miles closer to Burra

Morrison, A.D. Claim

 

1950

Clay

 

Satisfactory for low temperature fire brick

Hd. King Section 164 5½ miles NW Barker’s Dam

Mt Bryan Silver Claim

Mt Bryan Ranges Silver Mine Assoc.

1888

Silver

Shaft

Burra record 9/3/1888 reports discovery  5 20/4/1888 reports shaft at 46 feet & other work – then silence

1 mile north Mt Bryan railway station

Munjibbie Mine

 

? & 1905?

 

 

Burra Record 26/7/1905 H. Price is working the old Munjibbie Mine & making good wages some of the time

7 miles NE Ulooloo

10 miles SE Terowie

Murphy’s Gold Mine

 

1882?

Gold

 

Burra Record 17/3/1882 Murphy’s Gold Mine prospectus withdrawn

 

Porter’s Lagoon

 

 

Salt

 

 

 

Princess Elise

 

1907

Copper

 

Burra Record 22/5/1907 & 5/6/1907 reports find & attempt to float company 28/8/1907 work going well: then silence

½ mile from Princess Royal MIne

Princess Royal Mine

 

1845-51

 

1867-68

 

 

 

1898

Copper

Shafts & pits

1867-68 work by E&A Copper Co (of Burra Smelts)

1898-99 effort seems to have failed

Hd. Kooringa Section 2

Pulpara Mine

Pulpara & Caroona United Silver Ming & Mineral Co.

1888

Silver

 

Govt. geologist finds nothing there Burra Record 21/9/1888

ENE of Caroona  Bend Station 5 miles SE Ketchowla

Robertstown Silver Claims

 

1886

Silver

Shaft & pits

As for Black Hills claims; much activity but no results. Govt. geologist found a trace of silver in Moonta Cain & trace of copper in Murphy’s Claim 15-20 claims (Record of Mines 1908)

 

Robertstown Silver-Lead Mine

Robertstown Bright Silver & Lead Mine (or Mining Co.)

1912-13?

Silver

Shafts with drives & crosscuts

Burra Record 23/10/1912 reports find & reports progress approx. monthly trill May 1913. On 29/10/1913 it says ore being sen to Germany: then silence

 

Royal Mining Co.

Karkulto (not same as Karkulto Mine of S.A.M.A)

1851-61 intermittently

Iron & Copper

Shafts & Open Cut

Almost all work on Section 3059 Hd. Stanley.  All sections sold in 1862.  Iron sold as flux for E&A Copper Co. smelters.

E&A Copper Co. leased the mine in 1857

Hd Apoinga Section  3054, 3060 Hd Stanley 3058, 3059 1½miles Ne Black Springs

Scrubbers Camp Mine

Scrubbers Camp

Mining Co Ltd

1866-68

Copper

Shafts

On land which later became part of Ulooloo Goldfield Reserve

Hd. Hallett Section 649 6¼ miles NE Mt.Bryan

Sod Hut MIne

 

 

 

 

Mentioned in Record of Mines 1908 No other information

Near Burra

Ulooloo Copper Mine

 

1889

Copper

Shaft & crosscut

On 100 acres of private land which have not been traced exactly 108ft. shaft.  NO other information

Hd. Hallett Section 304 (probably) 3 miles E. Ulooloo Railway Station

Ulooloo Gold Field

 

 

Gold

Shafts

Discovered 1870-71 First workings on Section 650 then 673 along Noltenius Creek & Coglin Creek.  Many claims worked intermittently from then on especially in times of unemployment.  Rather distant from Burra but many Burra men went there in the nineteenth century depression & some in 1930’s.

Workings were in alluvial gold

Hd. Hallett Sections 650 & 763 20 miles north of Hallett

Utica Copper Mining Co.

Duttons

Duttons Trough

Utica Copper Mining Co.

New Burra Copper Syndicate

Atica Copper MIne

1847-51

1897-1906?

 

1912-1915

 

1918?-?

 

Copper

Shafts, drives, open cuts 7 pits

Worked by F. H. Dutton 1847-1857

 

 

Hd. Kooringa Section 3 9¼miles SE of Burra

West Burra Copper Mining Co

 

1913-1918

Copper

Shaft crosscut & winze

Found in 1913 by W. Blott & Company formed same year. Little work after December 1916. Claim Cancelled Feb. 1919

1920 4 men worked on adjacent claim to NW No ore raised

Hd. Hanson Section 116

Wheal Motley Copper Mining Syndicate

 

1888

 

 

Burra Record 15/5/1888 Prospectus 10&24/7/1888 Set to begin work 23/10/1888 calls for tributers Syndicate seems t have covered 6 claims

480 acres 20 miles E of Paratoo Railway Station

Wheelbarrow Hills Silver & Lead Mining Syndicate

 

1888-89

 

Shaft

Burra Record 15/5/1888 Prospectus Record of Mines 1908 says a small vein in 1889 yielded 7oz/ton but was not worth developing

90 acres 3 miles north of Farrell Flat railway station on J.J. Duncan’s Gum Creek property

William’s Claim

 

1904 ?

Opal

Shaft

Burra Record 19/10/1904: attempt to raise money to test the claim & 13/6/06: further attempt to test the claim.

North of Millerton

For further information on the amount of minerals produced, please refer to this document.

Bon Accord Mine

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Bon Accord Mine in August 2004

Bon Accord Mine in August 2004

Bon Accord Mine in August 2004

Water
Works in August 2004
Bon Accord Map

Bon Accord Mine Facts

Period of operation

1846-1864

Minerals:

Copper, Water

Method of working

Shafts drives & crosscuts

Production:

Nothing payable found

Comments

Main Shaft to 300’ supplied the town water supply 1878-1966 (Aberdeen only 1878-1884) Good references is David P. Bannear “An Archaeological Survey of the Von accord Property Burra South Australia 1845-1966 (5 volumes0, Saddleworth, 1987
Hd.

Location:

Kooringa Section 4 on N side of Burra Mine

 

 

 

Summary of Mongolata Goldfield Claims and Mines

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Below is a table summarising some facts relating to the Mongolata Goldfield Claims and Mines.  For further information on the ore and gold produced and the value of the gold that was found, please refer to this document.

Name of Claim/Mine

Also Known As

Period Worked

Method of Working

Comments

Anderson’s Reward

 

1933

Open cut 15’ x 10’

Worked by R. Anderson

Baldina

Baldina Mongolata GM Syndicate

Mongolata No. 5

1932-45

3 main shafts, 30’ 90’, 100’, 2 undelie shafts, main adit 226’

Many tributers also worked shallow shafts

Better ’Ole

 

1932

N/A

Absorbed into other leases

Black Hills Claims

P. Oates Claim

A. Morrison Claim

1932-34

Open cuts & drives

Yields very poor

Burra Mongolata Syndicate

J. Kellaway & Riggs Claim

1931-33

Adit & several shafts

 

Byles Mongolata GM Co.

Mongolata GM Syndicate

Main effort 1930-35

Minor effort 1945-52

Extensive, main shaft 341’, main adit at 92’ over 1,000’.  Many shafts, drives, adits, crosscuts & stopes

Discovered Henry Byles, worked by Mpngolata GM Syndicate, reformed in 1932 as Byles Mongolata GM Co.

Caller Brae

Terry’s

Mongolata No. 4

1940

10’ shaft & adit

Worked by R. Anderson

Chalk Cliff Gold Prospecting

 

1934

N/A

 

Cunningham & Baillie

 

1933

N/A

Results unsatisfactory

Curlew

 

1930-45 & 1950

2 long adits, 30’ shaft & many drives

H. Morgan made the claim in 1931, worked by Curlew GM Syndicate.  1950 results poor

D. Dillon

 

1934

N/A

Worked by D. Dillon

Donovan, Wills & McConnell

 

1931-32

Shallow shafts & adits

 

The Dope

 

1936-37

N/A

Worked by G. Evans

Duffer

 

1938

N/A

Worked by G. Evans

East View

Rampton’s Claim

Part as Wally’s Claim

Part as Lucky Chance

(N of Wally’s Hope)

1930-42

1946

1955

Open cut, adits of 310’ & 67’ & 90’ shaft with drives & underlie shaft

1946: Worked by W. Edwards

1955: worked by F. Gerlan

Feltus’ Claim

 

1933-34

Shallow pits & open cut

Assayed up to 6 dwt/ton

Fuss’ Claim

 

1931

Open cut & trenches

Worked by A. Fuss

Gaghen’s Show

 

1935

Several shafts: deepest 30’, & drives

Worked by C. Gaghen & three others

R. Garrard

 

1932

Shallow trenches

Worked by R. Garrard for alluvial, but poor results.

Golden Eagle

 

1933

Shaft to 25’ then on underlie

Worked by Trenwith & Lunnay: unpayable

Golden Guinea

 

1934

50’ shaft

Worked by L. & F. Fayers

Golden Harp

 

As part of Byles Mongolata GM Co.

1930-33

From 1933 for several years

308’ adit & drive at 130’

John Baker took the claim Dec. 1930: to Golden Harp GM Co. in 1931: unpayable.  1933 to Byles Mongolata GM Co. who found payable gold.

Golden Speck

 

Northern Hope

1934

1936

Shafts

Shafts

Dept. map shows these as the same.

Good Hope

 

1934

N/A

 

Hansel & Mundy

Terry’s Claim

Part reworked as Caller Brae

1930-36

1940

58’ shaft with crosscuts & drives

Taken Dec. 1930 by W. Terry.  1931 Hansel Mundy worked an option.  1932-36 worked on tribute.  1940 see under Caller Brae.

King Francis

 

1936-38

Shaft

Worked by F. Riley for very poor results.

Kooringa

 

N/A

N/A

 

F. Lewis

 

1931

42½’ shaft with E & W drives

Worked by F. Lewis

Lewis

 

1931

Open cut & adit

Worked by Lewis & party.

Mongolata Alluvial

 

Mongolata No. 1 Alluvial, see also

Mongolata Central

1932-33

Shafts: deepest 187’ with 2 drives & winze

Worked by Mongolata Alluvial GM Co.

Mongolata Block 8

Flaherty, Bevan & Morgan’s Claim

1930-34

Adits & open cuts

Dec. 1930 claim of Flaherty, Bevan & Morgan.  1931 to Mongolata Block 8 GM Co.  1934 let on tribute.  Liquidated & acquired by Byles Mongolata.

Mongolata Central

Mongolata No. 1 Alluvial

1933-37

100’ shaft, adit, winze & drives etc.

Mongolata Central GM Syndicate did much unsuccessful exploration.  Relationship with Mongolata No. 1 Alluvial unclear from notes.

Mongolata No. 3

 

1931 for several years

70’ shaft with stopes

Worked by K. & N. James

Mongolata No. 6

Johnston’s Claim

1931, abandoned by 1932

N/A

N/A

Mongolata North

Reynold’s Claim

1933

Adit

Worked by Reynolds: unpayable.

Mongolata South

 

 

D. Dunning’s Claim

1934-35

 

1942

40’ shaft with drives & crosscuts: short adits

A group of 6 claims by W. Pexton.

South-east corner reworked by G. Dunning

A. Moore

 

1931

Underlie shaft

Values low & erratic

Mt Blanche

 

1936

Shaft

Worked by Mt Blanche GM Syndicate

Mt Edith

 

1931-32

Shaft

1931 worked by A. McCallum

1932 worked by J.H. Hiddle

Also by Mt Edith GM Syndicate for poor results

New Enterprise

 

1933-34

Adit with winze, shaft & shallow pits

1933 worked by J. Broadbent

1934 worked by New Enterprise GM Syndicate

Results uneconomic.

Newicke Ck

 

1936

N/A

Name applied to a group of unsuccessful claims: e.g. see The Duffer & Par Lap

North Star

 

1936

N/A

 

Orinda

J.H. Schwier’s Claim

1931

16’ adit & costeen pits

Orinda Gm held an option over J.H. Schwier’s claim west of Byles’ on 36W and over part Section 55.  Byles Mongolata took over the former.

Par Lap

 

1938-39

1946

N/A

1938-39 worked by G. Evans

Pinaroo Syndicate

 

1933-34

2 shafts: 2 adits

Traces of gold in thin veins only

Poverty Point

 

1941-42

N/A

On site of previous operations

Price’s Claim

 

1933

15’ adit

Worked by J.R. Price with poor results

G. Reid

 

N/A

Shallow pits

Worked by G.A. Reid with poor results

Retriever

 

1935

Many short adits & shafts

Considerable work for poor yields

Rising Sun

 

1932

Adit & shaft

1932 taken up by E.J. Harris & soon acquired by Byles Mongolata who developed it

Rosewall’s Claim

 

1934-35

40’ Adit

Worked by J.A. Rosewall for very low gold values

Salter & Hogan’s

Iron Battler

1931-32

Shallow shafts & trenches

Some good specimens, but no regular vein found

Salter’s Claim

 

1933

Open cut

Worked by H. Slater for no results

Scammell’s Alluvial

 

1934-35

187’ shaft

Worked by Scammell’s Alluvial GM Co.

Seaton & Gregory

 

1932-33

128’ shaft

Seaton & Gregory worked for alluvial, but results were poor

Section 30

 

1934

Shallow workings

Several prospectors worked claims on section 30 in 1934

Section 55

 

N/A

N/A

 

Shipway & Evans

 

1931-36

20’ shaft, open cut with drive

Small low grade veins

Takati

 

From 1932, but irregular after 1936

80’ shaft, winze 50’ at bottom, other shafts crosscuts, drives etc.

Pexton Bros took up the claim.  Pexton’s Takati GM Co. was floated in 1933.  Results good till 1936 then poor

Threadgold’s Claim

Takati South

1930-35

Short adit, shallow pits, 30’ underlie shaft

Threadgold’s was a 1 acre claim on part of a closed road worked by Alfred Threadgold: unpayable.

When called Takati South the map places it at a different location!

Wildildie

 

1933-37

Many shafts adits & drives

Values poor after an early rich patch

G. Williams

 

1934

Small shaft

Unpayable

Wiltshire’s Claim

 

1936

Shallow workings

Area north of Mongolata North Mine: worked by Wiltshire & a mate: values low

Note: N/A in the above table means that in our initial search the information was not found: it may or may not be available elsewhere