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Sobeys Mine, Tom's Quarry (Old Toms Quarry; Tom's Phosphate quarry), Kapunda, North Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australiai
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Sobeys Mine- not defined -
Tom's Quarry (Old Toms Quarry; Tom's Phosphate quarry)Quarry (Active)
Kapunda- not defined -
North Mt Lofty RangesMountain
Mt Lofty RangesMountain
South AustraliaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
34° 21' 38'' South , 138° 59' 18'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kapunda2,740 (2012)7.1km
Stockwell530 (2014)10.2km
Nuriootpa5,031 (2012)12.0km
Greenock687 (2012)12.1km
Truro549 (2014)13.8km


According to the South Australia Geodata Database, the "deposit was discovered in 1904, and during the next few years only a small amount of work was done. In 1941 it was worked in association with the adjoining Toms Quarry. The following year the British Phosphate Commissioners removed 50 tonnes of rock. Drill holes were completed, but the results showed the iron oxide content exceeded the desired maximum. There was no activity until 1958-1959 when a large production was recorded. The workings were a shaft 8.2m deep and a small open cut."

Co-ordinates based on information from South Australia Geodata Database.

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Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Delamerian Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
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