Location 380
Location #380 - Pigroot Coal Mine
Map 11



Pigroot Gully


Location #380 - Pigroot Coal Mine Mouth of Pigroot Gully, south side of the ridge between Pigroot and Long Alex Gully.

Still Standing


The outline of the portal may still be visible and some underground workings may still exist. Many sinkholes are visible on aerial photos.

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Interested Parties

The table below shows the groups of people that had an interest in this property, either as owners, residents, tenants or shareholders. Clicking on the 'Details' link will display a list of the individuals in the group along with any known historical information about them.

Group Date Description
1 1887 - c1888 W R Parcell and E Jones Details
2 c1888 - 1890 William Richard Parcell Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
3284 1887 Mine location. At the mouth of Pigroot Gully, on the base of the ridge between Pigroot and Long Alex Gullies.
3285 1887 Opening up of the mine. After finding coal in their prospecting shaft (location #508) Mess'rs Parcell and Jones moved down from the ridge to the gully. They opened up a mine at the base of the ridge, on the northern side of Pigroot Gully, close to the mouth with Shepherds Creek. The mine was opening up well until they got down to the water level. Mr Parcel constructed two man powered Californian pumps to try and control the water. However they proved to be unsuitable for the task.
3287 c1888 About this time, William Parcell brought out his partner Evan Jones. About this time, William Parcell (1) brought out his partner Evan Jones. Mr Parcell continued to work the mine.
3288 1890 The mine is abandoned. At this time William Parcell abandoned his Pigroot Gully Coal Mine, probably because he could not successfully control the inflow of water at depth.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
799 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2002 Shepherds Creek Coal mines (locations #184 and 380) View Image