Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Land Not Within a Council Area (Flinders)
Polygon Type S - parcel that has been split (because it has more than one heritage item on it
Details (Known As) Appealinna Mine Ruins & Miner's Hut, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
Registered Name Mine Group - Hut and Shaft
Significance Mining began on this site in 1858 when malachite, copper and some dioptase and cuprite were extracted from shallow depths, but the mine was abandoned in 1860. There were several attempts to re-open it, but most of these were affected by the problems of remoteness and scarcity of timber. It was described by the government geologist in the early 1900s as the best of the smaller copper mines. The site is representative of the mining history of the Flinders Ranges which was the alternative industry to pastoralism in the region. It is possible that the hut was built during the first few years of mining. Very few miner's huts have survived in the State. (Flinders Ranges Heritage Survey, 1995)
Subject Index Mining and mineral processing - Mine; Residential - Dugout; Miscellaneous - Ruin; Mining and mineral processing - Dwelling [Mining]
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 14-FEB-1985
LGA Unincorporated SA
State Heritage ID 12025
Heritage Number 52
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 6140/777 H834700 S1137


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

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