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Ruins of Nuccaleena Mine

There is so much to see in the Flinders Ranges of both natural and historical significance. North of Blinman there is a copper mine named Nuccaleena which we have now visited twice. A very scenic 4WD track leads visitors to the old mine site which due to the nature of the drive in is barely touched. The mine stack is in excellent condition considering it’s age and the harsh elements of the region. The mine was abandoned in 1866 after a very small and non-profitable amount of copper was found.

The Nuccaleena Mine drive is part of the Copper Track which is passes through local pastoral station, Moolooloo Station and includes Nuccaleena Mine, Blinman Mine and Sliding Rock. This is a spectacular scenic drive from Parachilna to Blinman via Glass Gorge. Both towns Parachilna and Blinman are worth a stop over. The Prairie Hotel at Parachilna serves great coffee and delicious scones making it the perfect smoko stop while the home-made Quandong ice-cream at Blinman made for a great afternoon treat.