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Plaque commemorates a trapped miner.

A few days after the discovery of the Hacks Reef - Black Range Mine a prospector named Tom Payne (after whom Paynes Find is named) found gold at Oroya. Payne sold the mine to the Oroya Black Range Company Ltd and it was worked until 1914 during which time it yielded about 364 000 ounces of gold. In 1932 a miner was trapped in the disused shafts and, when the walls became unstable, rescuers were forced to abandon attempts to save him. A plaque commemorates the killed miner.

Location

Address:Agnew Road, Oroya Mine , Sandstone, 6639
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.986944
Long: 119.318611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Industrial
Source: MA
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