Doolgunna

The Department of Environment and Conservation subsumed what was once the sheep station known as Doolgunna in 2005 as part of a project to restore landscape biodiversity on former pastoral stations in the Mid-West.

It is about 130 kilometres north of Meekatharra.

The station occupies an area of approximately 325,000 acres (131,523 ha). The unusual name of the property is aboriginal in origin but the meaning is not known. It was established around 1927.

The southern branch of the Gascoyne River rises near the Doolgunna homestead and the headwaters of the Murchison River are on the west side of the Station. It spans the Great Northern Highway.

In 2009 Sandfire Resources announced the discovery of a large, high grade copper and gold deposit within the station boundaries. Other exploration companies were quick to pick up adjoining tenements.

 

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