Old Ruins and Ragged Hills

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Updated: December 15, 2015

Ron and Viv Moon hit the regional Queensland copper trail.

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The track wound along the valley, crossing infrequent creeks and climbing the occasional rocky hill as we headed deeper into the labyrinth of the Fountain Range; south of the Barkly Highway and southwest of the outback Queensland town of Cloncurry.

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The big flooded pit of the Mary Kathleen Mine.

Mt Isa is the main town in the region and is dominated by the mines and smelter. The town is just over 900 kilometres west of Townsville and has everything for any outback adventure seeker.

Planning for a 4WD adventure? FIND all the details of Ron and Viv’s copper trail tour in the Dec/Jan 2015-2016 issue of WTW.