Leigh Creek Coal Mine - SA



DEG: -30.46656 138.429611
DMS: 30º 27' 59.62" S 138º 25' 46.6" E
UTM: 54 J 6626706mN 253219mE
Altitude: 203.04m


Place Type

Infrastructure - Mine


495.1kms North of Adelaide - Driving 556 km (6 hours 22 mins)

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Leigh Creek is a coal-mining town in South Australia. It was moved in 1982 to allow the expansion of the coal mine and is now currently 13 km further south than the original town. The architecture of many of the facilities and buildings are a little over thirty years old, and as such are relatively modern. The area was named Leigh Creek after its first settler, Harry Leigh, in 1856. Coal was discovered and small quantities mined from 1888.

The main road actually by passes the town and the only indication of the primary activity in the area is a sign which reads 'Conducted bus tours of the Leigh Creek Coal Fields depart from this Information Park at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. They depart only if there are six or more passengers and a fee is charged. Unescorted visitors are not permitted on the coalfields. Prior notice of booking is required. Bookings can be made at the Leigh Creek Regional Visitor Information Centre by phone on: (08) 8675 2723. Tours depart from the Leigh Creek Shopping Centre and Copley Information Area.
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Leigh Creek at 03/07:30am CDT
Distance from Leigh Creek Coal Mine 14.44km S
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Closest Climatic Station

Leigh Creek Airport
Distance from Leigh Creek Coal Mine 14.44km S
Mean Max. °C35.534.531.126.220.917.016.619.123.226.730.533.0
Mean Min. °C20.720.417.312.
Mean Rain mm20.228.720.313.

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