Another weekend over, another great trip under the belt.
I’ve been to the deer farm, in the Bunya Mountains. What a beautiful spot. The weather was clear, with a sneaky westerly, to make Saturday night cold. The fire was raging, to keep the chill out. But you couldn’t wish for better conditions, plenty of sunshine and blue skies.
This is the first time the creek has had water for a while. I was expecting to be cleaning dirt and gravel out of crevasses in the bedrock, but instead, I was up to the elbows in cold water. That’s refreshing on a cold morning. The gold was plentiful on the bedrock and in the cracks between the rock. Ten colors per pan, seemed to be average.
After lunch we took a trip to the “Muntapa Tunnel”. It’s nice to return to places and see the changes. The tunnel was fenced off, so there was no walking through the Bats. The Bats would fly up to your face then fly around you, without touching you. Just a gentle breeze from their wings. A great experience. The tunnel was built in 1912. The longest east/west railway tunnel through “The Great Dividing Range”.
Nice collection of “Orbs” you guys have there ! ( Dust ?)
Sunday morning started with a herd of about 15 deer at the gate we were going through, with the buck stuck on the opposite side of the fence. He decided it was best to hide, so he lay down in the tall grass and watched us till we left. Can you see the buck? Just right of the first fence post, left of photo.
We kept digging till about two o’clock. Cleaned up our gear and headed to camp to pack up there. I was staying another day, but my friends were heading home. I enjoyed a colorful sunset and a good nights sleep, with a light sprinkle of rain through the night.
Bedrock and gold. A trip I was looking forward too, and enjoyed very much. “Bunya Mountains” is beautiful.
There was a lot of color for a small amount of material. That’s the best way to have it. A few small gemstones as well.