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WENSLEYDALE COAL MINE

Location

1089-1105 WINCHELSEA-DEANS MARSH ROAD and COAL MINE ROAD WINCHELSEA SOUTH, Surf Coast Shire

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Heritage Inventory (HI) Number

H7621-0024

 

Heritage Inventory Description

The site is located south of Winchelsea, Vic, and consists of a large, water-filled open cut, large mullock dumps, early surface workings, and a number of artefacts relating to former operations. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Large water-filled open cut. Early surface diggings. Large Mullock dumps. Sundry ... more

History

The Wensleydale Mine was opened in 1921 when small tunnels were put in to the seam. Open cutting was then carried out until 1935. It was reopened in 1943, and after WWII operations were greatly expanded. The mine closed in 1959 after producing about 3 million tons of coal.

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