Mount Morgan is a little 30k’s from Rockhampton, and is now a satellite ‘suburb’ of the now thriving Rockhampton. That is now, but just a little over 100 years ago the Mount was economic driver of the region. Rich with Gold deposits the mine sustained the town for many generations of families.
The mine finally closed in 1981, having produced vast quantities of gold during its lifetime. During the mining operation, most of the mountain was mined away, and the town now lies adjacent to a 300 m deep acid-water filled pit. Mining companies still prospect today in the area, and plans to extract further gold from tailings at the mine site are always under development.
Whilst mining activities have but full wound down, the population has remained. Residents commute to other coal mines just over the great divide.
Take the tour and allow a day to fully appreciate.