Burra Mine Powder Magazine - SA

  Mine

Position

DEG: -33.67889 138.923904
DMS: 33º 40' 44" S 138º 55' 26.06" E
UTM: 54 H 6271513mN 307542mE
Altitude: 517.2m

Description

Place Type

Infrastructure - Mine

Location

141.83kms North of Adelaide - Driving 163 km (2 hours 8 mins)
713.09kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 876 km (9 hours 12 mins)

Address & Contact

Burra
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Information

With the discovery of Copper in the nearby Burra Burra Creek, the rush was on and by 1847, this Powder Magazine was complete. It was used to store gunpowder for blasting of the ore from the rocks faces of the mine. The Powder Magazine was constructed well away from the mine working and was constructed with an arched roof for added strength in the event of an explosion.

The building was restored by the National Trust of South Australia in 1976 and is believed to be Australia's oldest mine building.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Clare at 13/08:30pm CDT
Distance from Burra Mine Powder Magazine 34.47km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
16.0°C13.0°C57%7.5°C1018.7hPa0.0mmSSW13km/hr
7knots
24km/hr
13knots

Closest Climatic Station

Clare High School
Distance from Burra Mine Powder Magazine 34.47km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.329.925.921.617.113.512.814.217.320.424.927.3
Mean Min. °C14.715.012.08.96.34.94.04.46.17.810.912.4
Mean Rain mm18.323.527.332.851.365.766.164.759.150.238.537.4

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