Hunt's Slate Well has been lost for 130 years. During a 90 day prospecting expedition with Gus Luck in 1894, David Carnegie recorded:
5 April 1894. Hunt’s Slate well where we looked upon getting water as a certainty. The original well dug by Hunt in /64 (actually 1866)has long since fallen in, but in the bed of a dry creek running thro’ an extensive (for this country) open plain, several holes have been sunk (to a depth of 10 or 12 feet) & water obtained.