Comet Mine Museum And Tourist Centre - WA

  Tourist Attraction

Position

DEG: -21.232095 119.725668
DMS: 21º 13' 55.54" S 119º 43' 32.41" E
UTM: 50 K 7649727mN 782914mE
Altitude: 203.26m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction

Location

7.41kms South of Marble Bar
82.42kms NorthWest of Nullagine
155.16kms SouthEast of Port Hedland
583.02kms SouthWest of Looma

Address & Contact

Hillside Marble Bar Rd
Marble Bar WA 6760
Phone: +61 8 9173 1711
Email: info@visitporthedland.com.au
Web: https://www.australiasnorthwest.com/explore/pilbara/marble-bar/comet-gold-mine-and-tourist-centre

Information

Visit the Comet Gold Mine and Tourist Centre near Marble Bar to view a wide range of gemstones, rocks and minerals. Check out the range of interesting and informative displays to learn about the history of the gold mine and the town of Marble Bar.

See the huge 75 metre high smoke stack, which is the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere. The old mine was founded in 1936 and is no longer operating, though you can still get an insight into how the local sulphide gold ore was mined using cyanide, arsenic and nitric acid, the containers can still be seen.

The tourist centre has a range of information about the local area. If you are after a unique souvenir, you may be impressed by the range of quality gemstones and natural gold nugget jewellery items for sale.

Comet Gold Mine is 7 kilometres from Marble Bar, which is a just over a 2 hour drive south of Port Hedland.
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Marble Bar
Distance from Comet Mine Museum And Tourist Centre 6.75km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C41.439.437.236.131.226.927.230.234.438.340.441.7
Mean Min. °C26.726.224.922.116.913.012.113.116.621.423.826.1
Mean Rain mm70.686.980.918.613.427.919.30.35.63.88.530.7

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