Working Gold Mine.

The Prophet Gold Mine at Kilkivan, north west of Gympie, is the only place where the public can pan for gold easily, and receive complete instruction in the techniques required to find gold. The Prophet Mine is located on Rossmore road, Kilkivan.                                         A small fee is charged to persons wanting to pan for gold, and covers hire of gold pan and container, to keep the gold you find in. I’ve been to the Prophet Mine several times now myself, and have heard several people ask, do they let you keep the gold you find, they must go through the dirt and take all the good stuff, WELL… the amount of small nuggets I’ve seen come out of the pile of dirt, they supposedly go through, would tell anybody there is no sneaky underhanded tricks here. It’s all just the luck of the draw. Whose got the lucky shovel full.     While you are at the mine, do take in the gold pouring demonstration. It’s very educational and highly entertaining. The mine owner John Parsons is quite the character, like a lot of country folk, eager to have chat and a laugh with anyone.                         John Parsons, at the gold pouring demonstration. John loves a captive audience, and will talk about anything. It’s sometimes up to his son Johnno to save the audience, and get the show back on the road.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hot gold, 1200 degrees.                                                                                                                     The gold is placed in a crucible and heated to 1200 degrees, then poured into a mould to make a gold bar. Interestingly within seconds of being removed from the mould, the gold is cool enough to handle. Something to do with the density of gold being so high.  I can not recommend the Prophet Gold Mine highly enough. It may not be a riveting experience for the little ones, but the big kids are going to love this. I travelled two and a half hours to the mine, only to find out the bloke next to me, lives two streets away.   I will definitely be returning to the Prophet Mine, sooner rather than later. One last photo, the gold I found.


About ivoradventures

Lives Brisbane north. Age 47. Male. Interests-heaps of stuff. Camping, fishing, and gold panning, keeps me quite busy. I still find time to cook,and spend time family and friends. I truly enjoy my daughters company(Shannon), but don't see enough of her since she moved out. There is a certain type of beauty that exists only in the wild places, and it calls to you. Go and explore! And drag someone with you.
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