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Ghost gums on hill
Ghost gums
Victory
First RFDS aircraft
Road train
Road train
Road bridge
Bridge over Cloncurry River
Mt Leviathan
Chinaman Dam
Shopping street
Shopping street
Cloncurry River
Cloncurry River
Pedal generator
Pedal generator
Shire Hall
Shire Hall
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Copper was discovered in 1867 and the town of Cloncurry grew to service the mine. Copper and gold mining remains a significant local activity. Uranium was mined in the 1950s until the deposit was worked out. The town contains a number of mining and engineering businesses as well as supporting the cattle industry; the saleyards are the largest in this part of Queensland. The town is the administrative centre for the Shire of Cloncurry. Population 2,384 (2006 census). Cloncurry is a transport node with a railway line and major highways passing through. The Flying Doctor Service was initiated in Cloncurry in 1928 and there is a Flying Doctor Service museum in town.