Geological pit stops: Kate Hill and Isadora Vaughan

3:59 PM  In satellite view on Google maps, the rural town of Copley in South Australia can be seen in proximity to the grey horseshoe of an open‑cut mine, akin to the recollected aerial view of an ancient amphitheatre I once visited as a child in Turkey. The township of Copley on Adnyamathanha country (population 72 according to a 2016 census), sits approximately 560 km north of Adelaide in the intermediary zone between the green belt of the state’s capital, and the deep red of the northern desert region. The surrounding landscape is defined by grand salt lakes, the undulating contours of the Flinders Ranges and a digitally‑rendered road passing through its seeming corridor. 

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