Kuridala - QLD

  Cemetery,Grave Site


DEG: -21.2883 140.496902
DMS: 21º 17' 17.88" S 140º 29' 48.85" E
UTM: 54 K 7645862mN 447814mE
Altitude: 341.56m


Place Type

Heritage - Cemetery,Grave Site


754.52kms SouthWest of Daintree - Driving 1329 km (16 hours 13 mins)

Address & Contact

Kuridala QLD
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The Kuridala Cemetary is worth a visit , to read some of the headstones and realise how hard some of the young Miners must have endured
From Cloncurry travel a short distance west on the Barkly Highway and take the Duchess turn-off south to Malbon. Take the turn-off here to Selwyn and travel about 32km to Kuridala. There are no facilities at Kuridala so visitors need to be self sufficient.
Amethyst crystals occur in vein deposits about 8km from the ruins of Kuridala townsite and smelter. Restricted Area (RA 243) covers the 64ha site. A 'general permission' has been given by the land owner for fossicking and camping.
There were two main mines at Kuridala, the Hampden-Cloncurry and the Hampden Consols worked to depth of 180 and 140 metres each. The Mount Elliott Company was buying the latter in 1912. Copper was first found at Kuridala in l884 but mining did not commence until 1897. High copper prices in 1905 - 1907 helped establish the field and another boost to the mines was received in 1910, when the railway was opened from Cloncurry. A four-month Typhoid epidemic occurred in 1911.

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Cloncurry Airport
Distance from Kuridala 69.11km N
Mean Max. °C36.536.135.433.429.
Mean Min. °C24.624.222.419.815.111.210.312.116.520.223.024.7
Mean Rain mm182.2102.777.719.

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