Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Burraga #31



1. Burraga general store and petrol station
2. Copper smelting relics
3. Old truck in back yard
4. War Memorial

Burraga had one of the oldest copper mines in the state, the relics of which can be seen outside the town.  As recently as the 1990s there was gold mining in the region and at the end of the operations the pit from the mine was flooded to form Burraga Dam which is now picnic, camping and fishing spot.  Forestry and farming are the main activities today though I notice that copper and gold mining is being explored again.

The town is small with a population of around 100 people.

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