Boolcoomata Mine (Copper Hill), Kalabity homestead area, Olary Province, South Australia, Australia
Situated on the northern side of Wiperaminga hill, approx. 200 meters from the feldspar/beryl quarry.
Photo: M.Willoughby 2008
First mined around 1885, three shafts and several small cuttings were made on quartzite and micaceous schist reefs.
During his inspection in 1908, H.Y.L. Brown noted that the mine had been abandoned for some time and no definite load had been found.
Small amounts of malachite and azurite where found, although there are no records as to the amount retrieved.
The area is now part of a Nature reserve and collecting is prohibited!
The Mineralogical Society of South Australia is helping the Australian Bush Heritage Fund to clean up, protect and make safe, this and other sites on the property.
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3 entries listed. 3 valid minerals.
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Locality Updated: Marble quarry, Wumiao, Yuexi Co., Anqing Prefecture, Anhui Province, ChinaFrom David Von Bargen, 19th May 2013 15:07:39