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Miners at Iron Monarch
Title : Miners at Iron Monarch Miners at Iron Monarch
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Date of creation : 1919.
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 200 x 155 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Three men using picks to mine ore at Iron Monarch, near Whyalla, South Australia.

Iron ore was first mined in the Middleback Ranges on the northern Eyre Peninsula in 1880. The prinicpal sites of iron are mining are Iron Knob, Iron Monarch, Iron Prince and Iron Baron.
Iron ore from this area of South Australia contributed greatly to the establishment and success of Australia's steel industry.
Related names :

Broken Hill Proprietary Company (BHP)

Coverage year : 1919
Region : Eyre Peninsula and Far West Coast
Further reading :
Gee, Lionel CE. Record of the mines of South Australia, [Adelaide, S. Aust. : South Australian Dept. of Mines, 1966]
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