Where is Arcoona station?

Where is Arcoona station?

South Australia
Arcoona or Arcoona Station is a pastoral lease that operates as a sheep station. It is located about 28 kilometres (17 mi) north east of Woomera in the outback of South Australia, The station occupies an area of 828 square miles (2,145 km2).

Who owns Andamooka Station?

The traditional owners of the area are the Kuyani people, an Aboriginal Australian people. The name “Andamooka” is a combination of two of words in the Kuyani language meaning “loaded bone” or “powerful bone”, which is a reference to bone pointing as an act of retribution.

What does Arcoona mean?

The name Arcoona is aboriginal for “flowing waters below”. It refers to the Meander River running below the hill where the house stands.

What is Andamooka famous for?

Wild opal mining town in the desert between Roxby Downs and Lake Torrens. With the prosperous mining town of Roxby Downs (famous as a uranium mining site) only 34 km away, Andamooka has changed over the past 25 years.

What’s the population of Andamooka?

Andamooka, South Australia

Andamooka South Australia
Population 316 (2016 census)
Established 1930s (mining settlement) 16 December 1976 (Government Town) 8 February 2001 (locality)
Postcode(s) 5722
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)

What is Andamooka matrix opal?

The Andamooka matrix opal can be found only in the South Australia region. This particular kind of opal presents a porous host-rock. This host-rock is composed by a conglomerate of sand and small grains of precious opal. The local miners call it “kopi”.

What is the population of Coober Pedy?

Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy South Australia
Population 1,762 (2016 census)
Established 1915
Postcode(s) 5723
Location 846 km (526 mi) north-west of Adelaide 688 km (428 mi) south of Alice Springs

What is the population of Roxby Downs?

The population estimate for Roxby Downs as of the 30th June 2021 is 3,853. Since the previous year, the population has declined by 2.38%. Population growth in Regional SA was 0.31%.

Is the road to Andamooka sealed?

The road into Andamooka was sealed in the 1990s, but the remaining roads in the town are still unsealed.

What is mined at Andamooka?

Andamooka opal fields The opal is mined from three to ten metres down on the ancient seabed. From 24 separate fields, opalised shells, stones and dinosaur bones are still being brought to the surface. Andamooka opal is considered to be the world’s most stable opal.

Can you visit mintabie?

A permit from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara is required to access Mintabie, as the land is owned freehold by the resident Aboriginal people.