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Ediacara Mine (Beltana North; Ediacara Consolidated; New Ediacara Consolidated), Ediacaran Fossil Reserve, Beltana, Leigh Creek, North Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 47' 53'' South , 138° 8' 6'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.79806,138.13500
GeoHash:G#: r4d0z36u6
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Mining was first reported here in April 1888, although by this time several costeans had been dug and work was already underway on sinking shafts.
The mine soon encompassed several smaller nearby workings and the area eventually became known as the Ediacara Mines.
Varied attempts have been made to mine this area until as recently as 1967 when C.R.A. Exploration carried out diamond drilling to explore the area with the hopes of re-opening the mine. Their reports, however, showed a less than favorable result, and they abandoned the project.


The mines listed under this listing are all within the Ediacaran Fossil Reserve, access and collecting are strictly prohibited.


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Gee, L.C.E. & Brown, H.Y.L., (1908), Record of The Mines of South Australia, 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide.
Record of Mines – Summary Card No:87, Copley SH5049
SARIG Mineral Deposit Information, Site No:477373, Deposit No:4230

 
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