Some photo’s from “The Prophet Mine”at Kilkivan, Queensland.
The large nugget in the middle of the pan, goes 2 ounces, the one above, over 1.5 ounces. The two pieces below the big nugget, make up the third nugget found in the same days run of material. The nugget was wedged in the machinery, and broke on removal. The other large pieces in the pan, have all been found over the last few years, and all together make quite the impressive picture. With the fine gold in the pan, about 8 ounces. Six and a half hours panning. Seeing gold glinting in the sun, does make you believe this is the greatest hobby one could have. Please do visit the Prophet mine on line, the owner has some interesting ideas on the formation of gold, along with the photos it makes an interesting site(www. prophetau.com).