Mount Huggins

A small gold mining town in the WA eastern wheatbelt.

Natural features: The Sisters; Police Rock; Hughes Hill; Mount Huggins; Mount Colreavy

Chidacooping Reserve

5262 hectares of nature reserve where numerous types of wildlife and flora can be found, as well as granite outcrops and pools. Chiddarcooping is located along the Warrachuppin road north of Westonia. Access is difficult . No camping . Best left for those who wish to study our flora and fauna in depth.

Granite Loop Trail

A drive through the Eastern Wheatbelt and Central Agricultural regions of Western Australia, visiting the many picturesque granite outcrops in these area. Experience the striking beauty of massive granite outcrops that rise out of the landscape where an abundance of natural vegetation is waiting to be discovered. Wandoo, Salmon Gum, dense Honeymyrtles and Tea tree Thickets give way to flowering Granite Kunzea with their gnarled shapes.


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Where is it?

34 km north west of Southern Cross.

Origin of name

Bullfinch was the name given to mining leases in the vicinity held by D. L. Doolette and V. Shallcross in 1909-1910.

Brief history

Gold was discovered on the leases of D. L. Doolette and V. Shallcross by an employee, Charlie Jones, in April 1910. Although the Bullfinch mine was closed in May 1921, another mining boom took place in this area after World War II when Western Mining took over the Copperhead leases. By 1950 the Copperhead mine was employing 130 men and the company had built a new town. Production ceased in May 1963.

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