The townsite of Three Springs is a regional centre located in the northern agricultural region.
(32 km west) Cockatoo Canyon is situated in breakaway country with
scenic views. Copper was discovered in 1907 and some was mined but the
source quickly ran out and mining quickly ceased. It is estimated that
the mine produced 106 tons of copper during its working life.
There are plenty of wildflowers here between mid August and early
November. They can also be seen at other localities around the town.
(10km east) Talc is mined by open cut method and exported for use in
the paper, paint and ceramic industries. The largest Talc Mine in the
Southern Hemisphere and second largest in the World, its annual
production exceeds 240,000 tonnes. Visitors can observe the open cut
mine from the Three Springs/Perenjori Road. Public access to the mine
site is not permitted. Talc samples and souvenir carvings are available
from the Three Springs Tourist Centre.