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(4 pictures)
Picture relating to Mount Lyell - titled 'Mount Lyell Tas with Queenstown at the base'
Picture relating to Queenstown - titled 'Queenstown - Mt Lyell in background'
Picture relating to Stockholm Mine (Charters Towers Gold Mines) - titled 'Stockholm Mine (Charters Towers Gold Mines)'
Picture relating to Moonta - titled 'Moonta'

Mount Lyell Tas with Queenstown at the base

contributed by PTCRUISER, taken on 28 December 1999
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Over 100 years of copper mining stripped timber from the hills. Sulphur fumes from the smelter combined with high to almost toxic natural levels of copper and sulphur in the soil combined with poor soil kept thin by high rainfall and cold weather prevents natural vegetation regrowth.