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The Kapunda Copper Mine
Title : The Kapunda Copper Mine The Kapunda Copper Mine
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Creator : Angas, George French, 1822-1886, artist
Date of creation : ca. 1846
Additional Creator : Giles, J.W.
Format : Artwork
Dimensions : 215 mm x 324 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Plate 31 of George French Angas' South Australia Illustrated: The Kapunda Copper Mine. Part of the text accompanying the illustration reads 'The annexed plate represents the Kapunda Copper Mine, as it appeared in March 1845; since that period the works have been greatly extended. Operations have been going on at this mine for a little more than two years'.

Artist George French Angas - son of George Fife Angas, one of the founders of the South Australian Company - travelled throughout the fledgling colony, painting some of the earliest European views of South Australia.

At the time of this painting the Kapunda Mine was in its infancy - the mine would eventually have a peak output of 4103 tons of copper or in 1857. Between 1844 and 1912 64,000 tons of ore was mined at Kapunda, yielding 12,800 tons of copper.

Period : 1836-1851
Place : Kapunda
Region : Barossa
Further reading :

Drew, GJ. Discovering historic Kapunda, South Australia : Australia's first mining town, [Adelaide] : Dept. of Mines and Energy and the Kapunda Tourism Committee, 1988

Gee, Lionel CE. Record of the mines of South Australia, [Adelaide, S. Aust. : South Australian Dept. of Mines, 1966]

Kapunda Historical Society. Facts about the Kapunda copper mine, 1842 to 1912, Kapunda [S. Aust.] : Kapunda Historical Society, [1972]



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