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#1

Michaelcahp
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02 August 2015 06:21 pm

I'm new to this but, just wanted to start a topic where people can share mineshafts they have found around Ballarat/Blackwood area, give each other tips and share great photos of your shafts. So feel free to share your explorations on here! big_smile

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Jaros
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02 August 2015 06:32 pm

G'day Michael welcome. Good luck with your mineshaft project.
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Michaelcahp
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02 August 2015 06:35 pm

Thanks Jaros! Just went exploring today, around mount Helen area, very damp a lot of collapse, did find an entry but dead end.

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grubstake
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02 August 2015 09:30 pm

Make sure you check out any posts by PA member Hunting the yellow - he knows a lot about exploring old, abandoned mines. eg. https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=9138


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03 August 2015 09:01 am

Good idea to map mine shafts if you want mate. if everyone did it we would have a good database here mapped out

I map the shafts here local to me


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03 August 2015 08:02 pm

im still making my book believe it or not ha ha but its taking a while to ask for land owners permission to map record and dig out caved in tunnel/adit entrances in several different old mining towns in Victoria and to put them on a rough map that im trying to draw up but slowly getting there it will be over 300 pages and have old mine plans and modern rough plans mapped by me that wore never mapped back in the olden days so far its 5% complete out of 100% being complete so it may take a while yet to get all the info I can


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30 March 2016 12:01 am

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30 March 2016 01:31 pm

There just a couple I have got on my new phone.... I'll go out and take some good pictures of a few good ones including old buildings around the Ballarat area soon. ?

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30 March 2016 02:59 pm

bring rope and ladder ... i`ll go in big_smile


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23 August 2016 10:33 pm

1471951942_image.jpg never seen bones like this down a mineshaft before, looks like old clothes around it.

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23 August 2016 11:45 pm

ballaratgold wrote:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … _image.jpg never seen bones like this down a mineshaft before, looks like old clothes around it.

Call in Forensic ?

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arroyo
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24 August 2016 07:33 am

Looks like human arm bones with that smaller bone next to the big one a forearm ?

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24 August 2016 09:30 am

best place to hide a body LOL yikes


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k man
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24 August 2016 01:59 pm

Maybe he wrapped his meat in cloth?


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#17

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24 August 2016 05:39 pm

If that's a human arm bone it would be an infant, maybe drop it off to the local cops. Don't touch it again, use tongs or just a stick, and just bag it up. Try not to tread on any other footprints you see in there. Maybe a better idea would be to just show the cops the pic and give them the location of the mine.


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24 August 2016 06:17 pm

Yep I'd be calling the cops about that bone especially if there is cloth on it. You won't be wasting their time.

Bit of a worry......


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25 August 2016 10:54 am

have to say i agree, give the local cops a look at the pic and let them make the decision, dont touch too much in there from now on


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25 August 2016 11:40 am

Had a close look at this. smile
I am not a detective or any thing along those lines but
my curiosity was piqued.
If you look carefully, You can see two bones on each structure.
Have a look at the wing structure in the image I have posted.
99.9% what you have there is a bird wing. As for the cloths around it, The
climate in a lot of mines causes desiccation and mummifying to a certain extent.
The coloring may be mold or minerals that have been absorbed hence causing a coloring effect.
By all means, If you suspect foul play report it.
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ballaratgold wrote:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … _image.jpg never seen bones like this down a mineshaft before, looks like old clothes around it.


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Jaros
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25 August 2016 12:23 pm

He he, using a bird to depict a possibility of fowl play??!
Good one Tath.
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#22

kawman
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25 August 2016 02:03 pm

bird bones are very hollow and are very light weight.... hmm

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#23

ballaratgold
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25 August 2016 02:37 pm

I'm not saying it's anything apart from a very suspicious bone that was actually dug up from an old passage that was backfilled. I placed it back down straight after finding it as the photos were for identification later as I was and still am on the hunt for gold in that mine

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#24

Jaros
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25 August 2016 02:50 pm

Have you reported it-as it could give closure to some family who may have lost a loved one.
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#25

ballaratgold
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25 August 2016 03:56 pm

not yet but I will

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