Tallaringa Well is not dry any more
Unfortunately we had to postpone the Anne Beadell Highway to a later trip.
But as we came along Coober Pedy, we decided to visit at least Emu, where the British test exploded two atom bombs in the 1950's. On our way we came along Tallaringa Well and as stated by different people, the well was indeed dry. But as we had plenty of time, we decided to dig it out again.
Had we known in advance, that we would have to dig more than two meters, we probably wouldn't even have started. However, after more than four hours we stroke water in a deph of more than three meters.
As Len Beadell allready found out more than 50 years ago, the water is not suitable for drinking. Probably it could be filtered, but we did not try, as we had plenty of fresh water with us. What remains unclear is how long it will take until the well is silted up again.
So Tallaringa Well is still absolutely no reliable source of water at all!
If you are interested, read the full story here.