New Good Hope Mine - Steam Engine - VIC



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


Place Type

Infrastructure - Mine


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)

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Wongungarra VIC 3862
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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 26/03:00pm EDT
Distance from New Good Hope Mine - Steam Engine 37.29km NE
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Closest Climatic Station

Mount Hotham
Distance from New Good Hope Mine - Steam Engine 39.06km N
Mean Max. °C16.315.812.
Mean Min. °C7.
Mean Rain mm97.0110.3114.194.4119.9131.9131.3141.4135.3122.7148.2110.0

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