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Junction Mine – Broken Hill

I was out taking photos the other day and I took some photos of the old Junction Mine when I thought why not take a photo of this sign posted at the front of the mine to give you full details and a map of the entire mine.

Broken Hill has a few mines all of which I will share with you in this and other story.

The Junction Mine began its life in 1884.

In 1886 three shafts were dug.

In 1906 the mine closed due to the cost.

In 1946 the mine was reopened under new owners.

It was finally closed in 1972.

You can read the full story in the picture showing you the boards in front of the mine shaft.

Does your town have any mining history?

Image Credit » This photo was taken by me and comes from my personal collection.

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inertia4 wrote on August 6, 2015, 8:24 PM

Mines are dangerous and always have been. Many people have lost their lives just to dig for coal or whatever it was for the greedy. There are no mines here in NYC.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 6, 2015, 10:30 PM

I could not tell from the sign as the wording was too small for me in the photo and I was wondering what was mined at the Junction Mine? I remember hearing a lot about opal mines in Australia years ago and how some of the mines tunnels had been turned into underground homes.

PriscillaKing wrote on August 7, 2015, 10:26 PM

Gate City has no mining history. There was a small coal mine about fifteen miles away, but including us in "The Coalfields Counties" was poetic license. Real coal country starts about forty miles away.