Mount Morgan Mine



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Mount Morgan Mine

Mount Morgan is located 32km south-west of Rockhampton in Central Queensland. It was founded as a gold mining town in 1882 with its mining operations continuing until November 1990.

Mount Morgan Mine was the largest gold mine in Queensland in 19th and early 20th centuries. About 250 tonnes of gold and 360,000 tonnes of copper were extracted from the mine, and about 134 million tonnes of waste rock and tailings generated.

Mining activities have left a legacy of impacts on the Dee River and the site itself. This guide provides an overview of these impacts and explains what the Queensland Government is doing to manage the problem.

Last updated 2 October 2013