Clay Pipe Factory.

Had a great day in what will now be known as “The Clay Pipe Factory”.

Another piece of “Cutty Pipe”, coming out of the same dig site. I think I’m digging a trench, that has been worked by the old timers. I have clay right through the middle of the hole, with pieces of burnt wood mixed through it.

Either side of the hole, has good quality gold bearing material. Note to self…. stop digging the clay, chase the gold bearing material.

Both sides of the hole have highly mineralized ground.


Red, brown and black…. couldn’t have more going on if it tried.

It was quite on the gold field today. I had the place to myself. So I just took my time and enjoyed the day. A few rain storms passed through, not enough to worry about.


Gold pieces and broken cutty pipe.

Plenty of gold in the last clean out. It does lift the spirits, to see the gold shining bright in the sunlight. Hard to believe anyone could mistake fools gold with the real thing. (click on the picture to enlarge)

Bright gold on the V-mat.

Bright gold on the V-mat.

A good day out. Looking forward to the next trip.



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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4 Responses to Clay Pipe Factory.

  1. pirateandy says:

    That is nice..looks like you are on the spot.

  2. spot762 says:

    Hi Ivor, thanks for another good post, they are always a good read…..where is this spot if you don’t mind divulging? 🙂 If your coming up to Deep Creek or Seven Mile again soon drop me a line at, cheers, Simon

  3. Ray Freeman says:

    Ivor, as above good read always interesting, going south into NSW for a couple of months and as always looking for the yellow, keep the updates coming.

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