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Grave Marker

The project with National Trust of South Australia Moonta Branch to preserve the history of the Copper Coast’s last historic wooden grave marker was completed yesterday, with the original now restored and placed in a new case at the Moonta Mines Museum. The wooden replica created was also installed at the original spot in the

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IIlluminart Science Week at the Moonta Mines Museum

Duration: 1 Hours (approx.) Location: Moonta Mines, South Australia To celebrate Science Week at the Moonta Mines Museum, you will be treated to a special copper processing demonstration delivered by George Dambitis a renowned Geo Chemist as part of illuminart’s Constellation trail for National Science Week. The Moonta Mines historically used a method called Cementation, which

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Moonta History Centre

The southern portion of this building was erected as a Baptist Church in 1866. The adjacent residence is the original Baptist Manse. The church was purchased by the government in 1891 and converted for use as a School of Mines, the first one outside of Adelaide. The Moonta School of Mines building now houses an

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Copper Coast

The towns of Moonta, Kadina and Wallaroo are part of an area known now as the Copper Coast. It is named after the mining boom in Cooper in the 19th century and is roughly 150 kms from Adelaide at the top of Yorke Peninsula. The mining boom that resulted from the discovery of Copper enabled rapid

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Moonta Heritage Trail

The trail starts at the Town Hall and is a leisurely drive of about 16 kms which can be completed in 1-2  hours. The trail passes many sites of historical interest and gives visitors an impression of the history and development of Moonta. Simply follow the distinctive Trial Signs (Tour Drive No 38). Note that

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