The disaster claimed 75 miners in the third-worst coal mining accident in Australia . For more information on the Mount Mulligan disaster visit the Mareeba Heritage Musem. The Mount Mulligan mine disaster occurred on 19 September 1921 in Mount Mulligan, Far North Queensland, Australia. The close-knit community of Mount Mulligan changed forever on September 19, 1921 when a series of explosions in the town's coal mine tragically killed all 75 workers working that day. ", "It was a very crude sort of a town, most houses were on stumps ... no more than 320 people living there at one time.". At the time, Methodist Missionary George Wesley Brown recorded a brief account in his personal diary on the day of the disaster. "It's the Hodgkinson goldfield and all around the mine is gold mines. The explosion could be heard 30 kilometres away and devastated the people of the fledgling Mount Mulligan township. During that time a Royal Commision found that explosives were also used carelessly in the mine.
On 19 September 1921 a massive coal dust explosion in the mine killed all seventy-five men underground. At a Sunday dance just before the explosion a girl sang an ominous song as well. The Mount Mulligan mine had been open for six years before the series of horrifying explosions ripped through the coal mine that morning. The accident, determined to have been caused by the detonation of flammable gases in the mine, led to its closure for one year. Located in North Queensland, west of Cairns the Mount Mulligan mine was opened just six years before a series of horrifying explosions ripped through the coal mine on the morning of 19 September 1921. The cable drums, blown 50 feet (15 m) from their foundations. [Extract] Mount Mulligan, west of Cairns, is an impressive landmark whose underlying coal deposits supported a small mining town for fifty years. The Mount Mulligan mine disaster occurred on 19 September 1921 in Mount Mulligan, Far North Queensland, Australia. The mine is located about 150km northwest of Prince George.
Mount Milligan has an estimated mine life of 9 years. 25 a.m., a violent explosion occurred in the underground workings of Mount Mulligan Mine, killing seventy-three men outright, and so badly injuring two others that they succumbed shortly afterwards. A series of explosions in the local coal mine, audible as much as 30 km away, rocked the close-knit township. After a hearty country-style lunch, we fly away from Tyrconnell mine towards the clouds, landing on a rocky outcrop on top of Mount Mulligan. It is owned and operated by the North American miner Thompson Creek Metals Company. ABC Far North / By Mark Rigby and Brendan Mounter. The Mount Milligan Mine is a conventional truck-shovel open-pit copper and gold mine and concentrator with a 60,000 tpd capacity copper flotation processing plant. 'Go down to the village and tell your dear friends. The close-knit community of Mount Mulligan changed forever on September 19, 1921 when a series of explosions in the town's coal mine tragically killed all 75 workers working that day. Called 'The Song of the Miner's Child' the lyrics depict something terrible happening in a mine. Deposit Type. Reports and stories from the time say that the explosions could be heard as far as 30 kilometres away. Ms Thompson says the fact there was even a mine in Mount Mulligan is quite odd. The explosion could be heard 30 kilometers away and devastated the people of the fledgling Mount Mulligan township.

But curator of the Mareeba Heritage Museum Mary Thompson says there are an intriguing number of coincidences that occurred around the time of the explosion. Mount Milligan is located approximately 155 kilometres northwest of Prince George in central British Columbia, Canada. Posted Mon Monday 19 … Locals often refer to Mount Mulligan – an 18km-long sandstone ridge that dominates the surrounding countryside – as Queensland’s Uluru.

The Mount Milligan Mine is now fully owned by TCM, an indirect subsidiary of Centerra. That an explosion of coal dust originated at the face of No. Sketch published in “The Worker” following the Mount Mulligan mining disaster, 1921 Negative number 200447, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. I also alluded to the fact I knew where the boundaries were & where I was standing was not on Mount Mulligan station, nor was it Kondoparinga.

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To this day, the disaster stands as the third worst coal mining accident in Australia in terms of human lives lost. The Mount Milligan mine is a copper-gold project in central British Columbia, Canada. Mt Milligan was owned by Placer Dome in the 1990s. Mount Mulligan mine explosion: Remembering Queensland's worst mining disaster 95 years on. I was pulled up by one of the graziers from mount Mulligan last year when I was there & was asked what I was doing here, I told him I am spending a few days here at Thornsborough chasing gold with my 5K. A series of explosions in the local coal mine, audible as much as 30 km away, rocked the close-knit township. Mount Mulligan Mount Mulligan. "It's very unusual to have a coal mine in the middle of a gold field," she says.