A uranium mine. Opened in 1953 and closed in 1971.
Located 65 kilometres south of Darwin and 8 km north of Batchelor.
In 1871 a bullock wagon delivering barrels of rum to construction gangs became bogged in jungle terrain near the head waters of the Finnis River. They proceeded to drink the rum in a week long party until they were rescued. The area became known as Rum Jungle.
In 1869, a government surveyor, George Goyder came across a green mineral in the area and noted it in his logbook, but the specimen remained unidentified. It wasn't until 1949, when local prospector, Jack White, rediscovered the location, and identified the minerals to be torbernite. It was the first uranium discovery in the Northern Territory, and Jack was given a $50 000 reward for his efforts.
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New Locality Added: Kuranda, Cairns Region, Queensland, AustraliaFrom Ralph Bottrill, 10th Mar 2014 01:11:57