Map of Einasleigh Mine, QLD

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The Einasleigh Mine is a mine on the banks of the Einasleigh River in central Queensland, Australia situated about 1350km northwest of Brisbane (show me). The Einasleigh Mine is at an altitude of about 450m above sea level.

The Einasleigh Mine is (or was) a antimony and copper mine. Do you know what else was or is being mined at the Einasleigh Mine? If you do, why not contribute your knowledge by clicking here.

The nearest populated place is the village of Georgetown which is 63km away with a population of around 320 (show me a map with Einasleigh Mine and Georgetown).

The nearest sealed road to Einasleigh Mine is the Gulf Developmental Road (37.3km away).

Bonzle users have contributed the following notes about Einasleigh Mine:

contributed by PaulHenley on 27-Jan-2009
Einasleigh Mine head frame erected over the Einasleigh Copper mine shaft erected in C 1971

Located on a basalt cliff at the junction of the Einasleigh and Copper lode rivers about 1 km from the present railway station,the deposit was discovered by Richard Daintree and was known as the Lynd copper mine. It is not known when the mine closed but was described by the Qld Govt geologist RL Jack as not working in 1898. in 1901 The Einasleigh freehold mines Ltd smelted101 tonnes of copper and 1300 oz of silver from 1090 tonnes of ore. The mine was purchased by the Chillagoe company in 1911 and ore was railled from site to the smelter at chillagoe. The operation closed in C.1919.

The main shaft of approx 235 M depth had 6 levels.

The mine was reopened in the early 1970 s by Interior Explorations Ltd and the shaft made operational however no mining was carried out.

The Shaft Collar was re-established in 2007 by the current leaseholder, Copper Strike Ltd who have established reserves of Copper and other base metals in the area surrounding Einasleigh. the remaining reserves of high grade copper will be used to "sweeten" lower grade materials from the other prospect areas when mining commences

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