Place:Mount Magnet, Western Australia, Australia

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NameMount Magnet
TypeTown
Coordinates28.1°S 117.833°E
Located inWestern Australia, Australia
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Mount Magnet is an old Western Australian gold rush town. The name was chosen during exploration of the region due to an isolated hill 5 km north west of the town current townsite. This hill has an extremely high iron content and affected the compasses of explorers. At the 2006 census, Mount Magnet had a population of 424.

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