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#51

Wishfull
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From: Yorke Peninsla S.A., SA
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24 February 2017 07:30 pm

Man your gamer than me. There is NO way I would go in those mines. yikes


1996 Garret Scorpion gold stinger, Minelab SDC2300, Equanox 800, Detecnix wader Li pinpointer, home made pick, 750 mm Walco pick, understanding wife, most of the time.

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#52

Mackka
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24 February 2017 08:32 pm

You blokes are nuts, but I loves ya all.
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#53

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24 February 2017 10:21 pm

lot of respect for you guys however
i have no fluffy tail so i dont go into hole
must have feathers (big chicken)


Highbanker, Sluice, Trommel, Gold Monster 1000 (Khaleesi), Garrett Ace 400i (Rhaegal), Go-Find 40 (Nymeria), Non Turbo 2.8lt Hilux (Turtle), NAPFA member ----Even a broken clock is right twice a day

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#54

Gilly47
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25 February 2017 10:14 pm

Cant stop reading these posts, Great photos Gents


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#55

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06 March 2017 01:23 pm

Flooded adit at Blackwood with Acid Mine Drainage formed by the reaction between the water and rock containing sulfur-bearing minerals. Upon entering flooded mines explorers should probe any standing water in front of them with a bar or stick before proceeding. Assume that mine water is toxic and unsuitable for drinking.

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#56

Wishfull
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06 March 2017 01:50 pm

Wow. Awsome pictures. Not for this little black duck though.


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#57

Rockhunter62
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07 March 2017 07:46 pm

Well me thinks that you would end up being a little orange duck going into that mine. devil devil

Cheers

Doug


Forest Gump once said "life is like a detector going beep, you don't know what it is till you dig it up"

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#58

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13 March 2017 02:36 pm

Down near The Devils Kitchen the rain has washed away soil blocking the entrance to an unexplored deep lead mine. We discovered a number of connected stopped out workings.

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#59

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13 March 2017 05:15 pm

Great photos mate but you still scare the C$@P out of me every time.
Cheers
Mackka thumbsup yikes

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#60

Gem in I
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13 March 2017 05:41 pm

Was there something got your attention in the 3rd and 9th pic Dean
from the blackwood selection.

Last edited by Gem in I (13 March 2017 05:47 pm)


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#61

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14 March 2017 02:43 pm

Gem in I wrote:

Was there something got your attention in the 3rd and 9th pic Dean
from the blackwood selection.

Gold ?


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#62

dean65
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14 March 2017 02:47 pm

Mackka wrote:

Great photos mate but you still scare the C$@P out of me every time.
Cheers
Mackka thumbsup yikes

Mines that are cut into conglomerate are not particularly stable and posed a significant risks to miners back in the 19th century and were also difficult to work. " "Conglomerate is a coarse-grained rock that is often formed in riverbeds. The pebbles and sand can be composed of many different minerals, but it is usually quartz-based minerals. "


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#63

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14 March 2017 03:05 pm

whats the date scratched into the rock in pic 5 from devils kitchen ?

#64

Gem in I
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14 March 2017 06:50 pm

dean65 wrote:
Gem in I wrote:

Was there something got your attention in the 3rd and 9th pic Dean
from the blackwood selection.

Gold ?

lol wouldn't surprise me being on this forum but I read your moral rules thumbsup a bit more explanation of your travels would be cool even though a picture can say a thousand words, maybe a link with more story or just keep me hungry for adventure big_smile but I was wondering how much sediment/rocks on the ground keep you in touch with what's going on above you etc etc. Not that I ever want to do it without professional training of course but dam some of them pictures would love some story or is caving realy boring but pretty ?


Patience is a learnt thing. Learnt it, sold it. Bought DETERMINATION.
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#65

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14 March 2017 09:52 pm

ballarat_gold wrote:

whats the date scratched into the rock in pic 5 from devils kitchen ?

Looks like 3/1/23 to me BG

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#66

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14 March 2017 09:57 pm

Also spotted 1857


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#67

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20 March 2017 02:15 pm

stoyve wrote:

Also spotted 1857

We are unsure of the authenticity of the earlier date. We also found a large T engraved on one of the walls. Some people have interpreted this as a prediction concerning the rise of Donald Trump.

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#68

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20 March 2017 04:02 pm

lol TREAD CAREFULLY Dean politics is a no no on this site but more story pleeaaasseeee.


Patience is a learnt thing. Learnt it, sold it. Bought DETERMINATION.
sdc 2300, Willoughby's, sieves and a Zombie 7000

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#69

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20 March 2017 04:05 pm

Gem in I wrote:
dean65 wrote:
Gem in I wrote:

Was there something got your attention in the 3rd and 9th pic Dean
from the blackwood selection.

Gold ?

lol wouldn't surprise me being on this forum but I read your moral rules thumbsup a bit more explanation of your travels would be cool even though a picture can say a thousand words, maybe a link with more story or just keep me hungry for adventure big_smile but I was wondering how much sediment/rocks on the ground keep you in touch with what's going on above you etc etc. Not that I ever want to do it without professional training of course but dam some of them pictures would love some story or is caving realy boring but pretty ?

You might like to look at these pages :

https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-col … /piggoreet

http://www.richardson.org.au/try_again_ … tchen.html


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#70

Chewy
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20 March 2017 04:07 pm

lol


Here gold gold gold gold.

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#71

Gem in I
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20 March 2017 05:36 pm

Whoa took a couple of coldies for the first link dean, I think I will leave the second one for a fresher time but thankyou so much. That is the essence of research and story I have been looking for and never quite found in that detail, it's connected some dots for me. Man has no future if he has no past sort of things. I might tell my kids not to call any of their children Guiseppe out of superstition (god rest his soul). 8)
Cheers very much Gemini.


Patience is a learnt thing. Learnt it, sold it. Bought DETERMINATION.
sdc 2300, Willoughby's, sieves and a Zombie 7000

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#72

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28 March 2017 07:09 pm

Another great day exploring mines near Ballarat:

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#73

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05 April 2017 12:19 pm

At Blackwood the Red, White and Blue Mine has deteriorated to a point where it has become dangerous. Once-strong bedrock has decayed through time due to weathering and the tunnels and chambers inside the mine are now very weak and could cave-in without warning. "The first way to assess rock stability is to look at the floor of the mine. If the floor is covered with loose rock, the mine is most likely unstable. If the floor is clean, rock conditions are most likely (but not necessarily) stable. Stratified or severely jointed rock types are most prone to collapse under the forces of gravity, or from the force of "overburden" (pressure exerted by overlying rock)."

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#74

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05 April 2017 08:08 pm

I have found gold very close to the Stuck oil mine. The struck oil was meant to be the adit that connects to the Red, White and Blue Mine.
Your pretty fearless mate going into the old mines but i did the same about 25 years ago lol to old now and i know of a few good ones around Barrys Reef.
The North Sultan mine is pretty cool and the Sultana mine.
Here's a pic of the Sultan mine not the Northern one.
http://www.blackwoodpublishing.com/sult … blackwood/

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#75

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07 April 2017 08:29 pm

SC75 wrote:

I have found gold very close to the Stuck oil mine. The struck oil was meant to be the adit that connects to the Red, White and Blue Mine.
Your pretty fearless mate going into the old mines but i did the same about 25 years ago lol to old now and i know of a few good ones around Barrys Reef.
The North Sultan mine is pretty cool and the Sultana mine.
Here's a pic of the Sultan mine not the Northern one.
http://www.blackwoodpublishing.com/sult … blackwood/

We have been unable to find a passageway between the two mines. However, they may be connected at a lower level but the main shafts are now blocked.

Thanks for the info regarding The Sultana Mine.


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