Burra Mine Powder Magazine - SA



DEG: -33.67889 138.923904
DMS: 33º 40' 44" S 138º 55' 26.06" E
UTM: 54 H 6271513mN 307542mE
Altitude: 517.2m


Place Type

Infrastructure - Mine


141.83kms North of Adelaide - Driving 163 km (2 hours 8 mins)
713.09kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 876 km (9 hours 12 mins)

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With the discovery of Copper in the nearby Burra Burra Creek, the rush was on and by 1847, this Powder Magazine was complete. It was used to store gunpowder for blasting of the ore from the rocks faces of the mine. The Powder Magazine was constructed well away from the mine working and was constructed with an arched roof for added strength in the event of an explosion.

The building was restored by the National Trust of South Australia in 1976 and is believed to be Australia's oldest mine building.
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Clare High School
Distance from Burra Mine Powder Magazine 34.47km SW
Mean Max. °C30.329.925.921.617.113.512.814.217.320.424.927.3
Mean Min. °C14.715.
Mean Rain mm18.323.527.332.851.365.766.164.759.150.238.537.4

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