Old Bolla Bollana Smelters - SA

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DEG: -30.295469 139.271439
DMS: 30º 17' 43.69" S 139º 16' 17.18" E
UTM: 54 J 6647208mN 333768mE
Altitude: 446.1m


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Four Mile Track Arkaroola SA
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Web: http://www.southaustralianhistory.com/bolla.htm


There are many small copper deposits in the Flinders Ranges and mining was carried out in the area from the 1860s. Blinmin was the largest mine in the Flinders and completed construction of the Bolla Bollana smelter in December 1873.

It is a fascinating history which tells of insurmountable obstacles to be overcome in the mining and smelting of copper, one of which was the isolation of the area. The above link gives a more detailed overview of the smelter at Bolla Bollana.

Today, there is the beehive kiln still to be seen among other relics from this part of the copper mining history in the Flinders Ranges.
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Closest Weather Station

Leigh Creek at 19/04:30pm CST
Distance from Old Bolla Bollana Smelters 87.98km SW
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Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Old Bolla Bollana Smelters 6.4km E
Mean Max. °C34.333.229.825.220.216.816.519.023.326.530.032.6
Mean Min. °C20.119.315.811.
Mean Rain mm33.339.131.114.317.

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