Tag Archives: History

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 … 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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Where to Gold Pan? ( North )


There are a few locations around Brisbane to try gold panning. All require a road trip of at least three hours travel time. These spots are designated fossicking areas or allow fossicking as an activity, on their properties. First I’ll … 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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Lost Gold Mine-Kilkivan Gold Field.


This weekend I travelled to the Kilkivan Gold field again, the area produces, no need to go anywhere else. After a couple of good days sluicing dirt in the creek, I was finding it hard to get motivated, to get … Continue reading

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