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Chapel Hill Diggings, Echunga, South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills), Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Latitude: 35°5'S
Longitude: 138°46'E
 
 
The predominent areas of both the Chapel Hill and Juptier Creek diggings and now set aside as fossicking areas, for futher details contact PIRSA.


The Old Echunga Diggings comprise a number of locations on a 12km x 5km area. The gold was found and recovered from the quartz reefs in the Adelaide Geosyncline (Aldgate Sandstone, Woolshed Flat shale/Burra group) and from the Tertiary and Quaternary formations.

Some of the names listed in the Chapel Hill Diggings include;

Chapel Hill diggings; Bells Hill diggings; Bells Hill rush; Dodds run; Hall; Hoskins Lead; Sandys Lead; Yorkeys Lead; Christmas Rush diggings; German Dam Rush diggings; New Rush diggings; Poor Mans Hill Rush diggings; National Gold mine; Poor Mans Hill Rush Gold, Prince Alfred Mine diggings.

Please check these before making a seperate listing.

This list most likely is not complete, please let me know if you find another listing for the area.
Mark Willoughby.

Mineral List

Diamond
'Garnet'
Gold
Pyrite
Quartz
var: Citrine

var: Smoky Quartz
Rutile
Staurolite
Sulphur
Topaz
Zircon


11 entries listed. 8 valid minerals.

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References

SARIG, PIRSA

Noble R.J, Just J, Johnson J. E. (1983), Catalogue of South Australian Minerals - 1983, Government Printer, South Australia.

Brown H.Y.L, (1908), Record of Mines of South Australia, Government Printer, South Australia, 4ed.

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