John Campbell Miles Print Page
A clock commemorates John Campbell Miles who uncovered the mineral deposits which led to the opening of the Mount Isa Mine.
In February 1923, as a lone prospector he discovered silver-lead-zinc ore in a low range about one kilometre across the valley from the sandy bed of the Leichhardt River in North West Queensland. He named his prospecting leases Mount Isa, a corruption of Mount Ida, a West Australian gold field.
The monument also holds his ashes.
|Address:||Rodeo Drive & Miles Street, Mount Isa, 4825|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -20.726234|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1968|