Category Archives: history

Gympie GPA.


  I’ve been digging at the Gympie GPA for a few months now. Getting away on weekends or rainy days, when work has been cancelled. There has been more than enough colour in my river sluice, to keep it very … Continue reading

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Finds while digging.


I do quite often come across unusual things while digging for that yellow stuff. Australia Day had me sweating like crazy, hot and humid. I set up the river sluice and went to dig some of the cobble layer that … Continue reading

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Weekend Dig.


Just been away for the weekend. Travelled to Durikai Forest area for a dig, with a friend. We left early on Saturday morning, travelling  three hours to our location, west of Warwick. Booking into the camp ground, we headed to … Continue reading

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Weekend Gold.


Last weekend broke a gold drought for me. Things had been quiet for a while, whether it has been the heat, or just lack of effort on my behalf. The last six months or so, had produced little in the … Continue reading

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Muntapa Tunnel.


An abandoned rail tunnel. Dug by hand, over a hundred years ago. The longest single bore tunnel in Australia, passing through The Great Dividing Range, from east to west. Five metres high and four and a half metres wide, 287 … Continue reading

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Thanes Creek Trip.


Just back from Thanes Creek, south-west Queensland. Tried prospecting in different locations looking for gold, without any success. Can’t find gold all the time. I did get some good photo’s….. It rained several time over the weekend, but the rain … Continue reading

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Agricola, the Broken Dream.


The old gold mine of “Agricola” is located within the boundaries of Conondale National Park, near the town of Kenilworth, approximately 100 kilometres North West of Brisbane. Kenilworth lies on a tourist route through the Sunshine Coast hinterland, in pristine … Continue reading

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