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Monument dedicated to the memory of those who lived in Wolfram Camp. 

Wolfram was discovered in 1894 in the headwaters of the Hodgkinson River scattered over the surface as bunches in quartzose boulders or in drifts interdispersed with coarse gravel. In 1899 when wolfram was at its highest price, 240 tons were sent away for £38 per ton. The township, Wolfram, named after the mineral, formed on the banks of the Bulluburrah Creek in two parts, Upper Wolfram or Top Camp, and Lower Wolfram or Bottom Camp. In 1900, 91 pounds of molybdenite was discovered at Wolfram. This was said to contain some of the finest specimens of molybdenite discovered in Australia. There were 100 men working at Wolfram by late 1900, on wolfram, molybdenite and bismuth.


Address:Wolfram Camp Road , North West of Dimbulah , Wolfram Camp, 4872
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -17.0995
Long: 144.966
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th October, 2006
Front Inscription
Dedicated to the
Memory of those who
lived and worked
at Wolfram Camp
Erected by Mareeba
Historical Society
and their supporters
15 October 2006
Source: MA
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