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Marvel Loch
Western Australia
Population 98 (2006 census)
Established 1901
Postcode(s) 6426
Elevation 437 m (1,434 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Yilgarn.
State electorate(s) Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Marvel Loch is a small townsite of fewer than 100 people, 401 kilometres (249 mi) east of Perth, Western Australia. It is located 32 kilometres (20 mi) south west of Southern Cross, along the Perth to Kalgoorlie Great Eastern Highway. The town is located in the Shire of Yilgarn.

Gold was discovered in the area in the early 1890s. In 1906 following gold mining leases being issued to Markham, Doolette, Leneberg and Le Breton, who named their lease Marvel Loch. The town is named after the horse that won the Caulfield Cup in 1905. The town lies between the mine and another minesite, and the current location was surveyed in 1909 and the town was gazetted in 1911. The Marvel Loch Progress Association was formed in 1909 to help get a School established in the area, which was built by the Association in around 1910 out of Lime Wash Hession Walls with Bush Poles and an Iron Roof. In 1911 with attendance growing resulted in a bigger building being built in 1911.

Tianye SXO Gold Mining currently operate the Marvel Loch Gold Mine in Marvel Loch, and have a gold processing plant located near the town to process ore from their surrounding mines, Nevoria and Aquarius. The plant is projected to produce 200,000 ounces of gold in 2015.

The surrounding areas produce some wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.

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