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McDonalds Mine (3 March 2015)

contributed by DennisF
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I walked all over this steep hillside location south of the Murrumbidgee River in 2003 and found nothing but a piece of green copper stained rock (?malachite). I doubt whether there was ever a mine here. The only record of this "mine" is in Carne (1908) p391 where he records "From McDonald's Mine, Uriara, 16 miles from Queanbeyan, copper ore yielding (37/96) 6.54 per cent. has been forwarded. " The numbers in brackets refer to the 37th assay done by the NSW Mines Department for 1896. Everyone else has referred to Carne's original note.

There does not appear to be any rationale in placing the location where it has been put other than it is 25.75 kms (16 miles) from Queanbeyan Post Office. There is a mountain nearby called Mt.MacDonald but it is spelt differently.

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