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Mugii Murum-ban is a State Conservation Area just east of Capertee.
Mt Airly & Genowlan Mountain are 2 large mesas in the park, dominating the surrounding countryside. The mesas are separated by Gap Creek which has cut a narrow steep sided valley between them.
The area has been mined for many years, initially for oil shale & later for gold & diamonds. A coal mine is operating just to the west of and under Mt Airly.
On the eastern slopes of Mt Airly there are many relics from the early mining period. The relics include cave houses, tramways & mine structures from the shale oil mining period. Viewed in their historical setting these relics provide a valuable picture of life, in what was 100 years ago, a remote mining community. As a whole and area is archaeologically significant, sensitive and quite unique.
Genowlan Mountain has colonies of endangered plants, interesting canyons, large pagoda mazes & the relics of diamond & gold mining.
State Conservation Area
Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area (NSW)