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LAL LAL IRON MINE AND SMELTING WORKS

Location

IRON MINE ROAD LAL LAL, Moorabool Shire

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H1759

Heritage Overlay Number

HO46

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION As Executive Director for the purpose of the Heritage Act, I give notice under section 46 that the Victorian Heritage Register is amended by including ... more

Statement of Significance

Victoria's only attempt at mining and smelting iron ore took place at Lal Lal in the latter stages of the nineteenth century. In the mid 1870s, the Lal Lal Iron Company installed mining machinery, erected a large blast furnace and constructed a tramway to convey ore from the mine. For a brief time in the early 1880s, the Lal Lal Company had over 100 men engaged in mining and smelting the iron ore, gathering limestone (flux) and firewood, and manufacturing charcoal. The company ... more

Year Construction Started 1870
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place; Archaeological place
Municipality MOORABOOL SHIRE

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