Bunya Mountains.


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.

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Water is cold in Winter, who would have thought?

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”.

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“Muntapa Tunnel”. 1912

Nice collection of “Orbs” you guys have there ! ( Dust ?)

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Looking out of the tunnel.

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.

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Camouflaged Deer with nice antlers.

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.

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Bedrock and gold. A trip I was looking forward too, and enjoyed very much. “Bunya Mountains” is beautiful.

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Bedrock in the creek.

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.20170807_133711

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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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2 Responses to Bunya Mountains.

  1. Ken Willis says:

    Hi Ivor, nice to see someone is finding something more positive.
    Love the tunnel and sunset

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