New Good Hope Mine - Steam Engine - VIC

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Position

DEG: -37.327057 147.098663
DMS: 37º 19' 37.4" S 147º 05' 55.19" E
UTM: 55 H 5868841mN 508741mE
Altitude: 537.48m

Description

Place Type

Infrastructure - Mine

Location

196.21kms East of Melbourne - Driving 353 km (4 hours 54 mins)
291.92kms SouthWest of Canberra - Driving 570 km (7 hours 15 mins)
617.26kms North of Hobart - Driving 1085 km (1 day 4 hours)

Address & Contact

Wongungarra VIC 3862
Phone: N/A
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Information

This portable steam engine was lowered to the mine site from McMillans Track. The engine powered a small 5 head stamp mill to treat ore from the New Good Hope Mine. This adit from the Crooked River side of the spur attempted to intersect the rich reef being worked on the Good Hope Creek side of the spur however this was not achieved.
Removed from the site in the 1980's was a kerosene fuelled single cylinder engine which powered a small generator used to light the mine, believed to be one of the first to be lit by electricity.
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Closest Weather Station

Mount Hotham Airport at 28/02:00am EDT
Distance from New Good Hope Mine - Steam Engine 37.29km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
8.2°C7.8°C100%8.2°C1012.1hPa0.0mmCALM0km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Mount Hotham
Distance from New Good Hope Mine - Steam Engine 39.06km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C16.315.812.98.34.61.3-0.10.63.47.211.213.5
Mean Min. °C7.88.05.72.5-0.1-2.4-3.7-3.4-1.70.53.85.4
Mean Rain mm97.0110.3114.194.4119.9131.9131.3141.4135.3122.7148.2110.0

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