Mount Morgan Mine
This mine site and majority of its buildings on site are heritage listed. A dominant feature towering the landscape is a huge brick chimney known as the Big Stack. This was built along with many others to disperse fumes caused from the Copper Production away from the mine. From the Arthur Timms lookout in the township one can see the remaining part of Ironstone Mountain, as a cut off hill behind the Main Coppers Works Stack (big stack). Beneath this cut off hill is the Open Cut Pit.
The end result of Ironstone Mountain is the Open Cut Pit. This once was the deepest man made pit in the Southern Hemisphere.
On the northern boundary of the mine lease lie massive manmade caverns - excavated by the early miners for fireclay used to line the many furnaces used for their smelting operations. Inside you will see genuine early Jurassic Dinosaur footprint track ways, said to be the best examples for this era in Australia.
Today, the Mine Site is managed by the Queensland Government. Environmental projects and rehabilitation by DEEDI are being carried out on this mine site. Public access to the mine is gained by guided tour – please see museums and tours page.