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Chapel Hill Diggings (Old Echunga diggings), Echunga goldfield, South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills), Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 4' 60'' South , 138° 46' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -35.0833333333, 138.766666667

The predominent areas of both the Chapel Hill and Jupiter 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 sediments (Aldgate Sandstone, Woolshed Flat shale/Burra group) and from alluvial deposits in 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

11 valid minerals.

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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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