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Ottery Mine

Location: 8km north-east, Emmaville, NSW 2371

Constructed: 1882-1939


The historic Ottery Mine is an abandoned arsenic/tin mine and the oldest principal ore refinery in Australia. The Department of Minerals and Resources have made this site safe and provided extensive information about its history. The mine is one of only a handful left in the world where such underground workings can be viewed, complete with arsenic concentrates still visible on the brickwork. Tours can include a visit to the nearby historic mining village of Emmaville.


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Name of item: Ottery Mine
Other name/s: The Ottery Mine; Industrial Archaeological Site
Type of item: Archaeological-Terrestrial
Collection: Mining and Mineral Processing
Category: Mine site
Location: 8km north-east, Emmaville, NSW 2371
Local Govt: Glen Innes Severn
Constructed: 1882-1939
Former use: Mine