Southern Rockhounds Inc
Southern Rockhounds Inc. is a longstanding gem & mineral club in the Noarlunga area offering interested members of the public instruction and participation in various aspects of the world of gemstones and minerals.
Club meetings are held on the first Monday of the month.
About the badge!
Southern Rockhounds Inc., is very proud of the link between the local Worthing Mine situated at Hallett Cove on the Field River and the Moonta Pump House and Chimney as shown on the badge.
The Worthing Mine was worked for copper and was registered in 1849 but did not return dividens.
The main shaft is 72 metres in depth. After the mine was closed the 36" cylinder steam engine was hauled from Worthing Mine to Moonta and became the first engine used there.
The Cornish Chimney still stands poudly in silent witness of this early chapter in the history of South Australia, although the Engine House shows its age.
Southern Rockhounds Inc. are delighted to acknowledge the connection of the Worthing and Moonta mines as part of South Australia's mining heritage.
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Inside The Club Rooms
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These Documents are available at the club and/or displayed on the club wall. Relevant field trip documents provided prior to field trips.