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Moppa Goldfield, Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, North Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° 25' 55'' South , 138° 57' 52'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -34.4319444444, 138.964444444

"Locality, 2 1/2 miles from Greenock. It was reported that alluvial diggers did well here between 1893 and 1895, two men obtaining 28ozs. of gold, one piece weighing 19dwts. 17grs. Subsequent workings proved that the gold was to be found in irregular patches, and was difficult to trace. Sinking was from 12ft. to 30ft. in soft clay. In the latter past of 1895 only a few diggers continued working there. The Inspector of Mines in 1893 reported that 20 men were working on alluvial on sections 7 miles S. of Kapunda, some of whom had obtained a little gold. Gold exists in reefs in the locality, and there is a considerable area of alluvial ground. Results up to that date had been poor, but little work had been done to prove the property. It was recommended to test to a deeper gully S. of section 7, and one on section 5."

Taken from;
Gee, L.C.E. & Brown, H.Y.L., (1908), Record of The Mines of South Australia, 4th ed., Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.

The locality is now private farmland, entry is prohibited.

Two other localities listed within the field are Moppa Hill and Heggie's.

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  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges

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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, South Australia.

Dallow L., (1983), Fossickers Guide to Gold, Minerals and Gemstones of South Australia, Graphinity Pty. Ltd, Victoria, Australia.

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