Flinders Ranges

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Flinders Ranges,

mountain chain, extending 260 mi (418 km) between Lake Torrens and Lake Frome, South Australia state, Australia; rises to 3,900 ft (1,189 m) at St. Mary's Peak. Uranium and copper are mined there and three major national parks draw many tourists.
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Flinders Ranges


mountains in South Australia, north of Spencer Gulf. The Flinders Ranges rise to an elevation of 1,189 m. They are composed of clay shales, quartzites, and dolomites. Annual precipitation varies from 200 mm in the north to 400 mm in the south. The slopes are covered with mallee (a type of scrub) and, in the north, with semidesert shrubs and halophytes.

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The Outback M Town is created by Clemenger BBDO Melbourne near the Flinders Ranges in South Australia and the circuit includes 23 corners and one straight road.
The LCEP will produce synthetic natural gas and/or ammonium nitrate products (fertiliser and industrial explosives) from the remnant coal resources at Leigh Creek, utilising In Situ Gasification technologies, and will provide long term stability and economic development opportunities to the communities of the Upper Spencer Gulf, northern Flinders Ranges and South Australia.
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I'm travelling around the Flinders Ranges, South Australia's largest mountain range, a four-hour drive north of the state's capital, Adelaide.
Even lesser known is Blinman, a dusty old mining town in the northern Flinders Ranges. We stop for lunch at the general store, where I devour a meat pie and a quandong old steel windmill creaks as it slowly spins and a lizard scuttles across the entrance as we approach the door.
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