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04-February-2016
04-February-2016
Photographs supplied by Bec Dent

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.

Location

Address:Rodeo Drive & Miles Street, Mount Isa, 4825
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -20.726234
Long: 139.491973
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Clock
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1968
Source: MA,ADB
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