Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Cyanide Road MOUNT TORRENS
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Adelaide Hills Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) Mount Torrens Gold Battery
Registered Name Mount Torrens Gold Battery
Significance The Mount Torrens gold battery and associated cyanide treatment works is of interest as the first government-owned gold battery, run to encourage gold mining. Established in 1893 by a private mining company, it was bought by the State Government the following year. Activity intensified during times of depression, and the present gold battery was built with the aid of Commonwealth funding in 1935. Mount Torrens is one of five State-owned gold batteries operated within South Australia. (Gumeracha Heritage Survey).
Subject Index Mining and mineral processing - Crusher
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 20-NOV-1986
LGA Adelaide Hills
State Heritage ID 13288
Heritage Number 15266
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5812/283 F155441 A26,CT 5963/86 F155437 A22


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