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Entry tunnel to Daydream Mine

Inside Daydream Mine
Smelter chimney. Photo
Entry tunnel to Daydream Mine
Historic Day Dream Mine

Historic Day Dream Mine Tours

Latitude -34.223817 Longitude 150.996652

Located in the Outback Region of NSW nearest town Broken Hill

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The Daydream Silver Mine was founded and mined before Broken Hill was discovered. The area was mined 3 times between 1882 and 1983 and part of its history includes child labour. It 1884 it was estimated that 500 people were living in and around the township of 'Wilson', which was commonly known as Day Dream.

View the original 1884 smelter where the first production from the Broken Hill Mine, some 1,500 tons, was brought by bullock wagon and smeltered at the Day Dream Smelters. This smelter was the first in the district, commencing operations on the 13th August 1885. Fully guided 1 hour tours above or below ground are available.

Getting There

Located 33km from Broken Hill (off Silverton Road). Devonshire Teas, cold drinks and souvenirs available. Drive through picturesque hills and marvel at the view and wildlife. Tours are available 7 days a week. Summer Tour Times: December to Easter. 10am and 11.30am only. Winter Tour Times: Easter to November. 10am to last tour 3pm. Sturdy, rubber-soled footwear is essential in accordance with the Department of Mines Safety Act. No EFTPOS or credit card facilities available. Phone (08) 8088 5682 mob 0427 885 682.

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