Alps National Parks mining sites

Submitted: Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:18
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Thought this maybe of interest to someone,Just surfing the web and was surprised how much detail was written on the mining sites about halfway down the pages...

If i was traveling in these area's I'd love this information !


Brandy Creek Mine, Bogong Unit, Alpine National Park p 70
Accommodation Creek Copper Mine, Snowy River National Park p71
Lobbs Hole Copper Mine, Kosciusko National Park p72
Mt Murphy Wolfram Mine, Mt Murphy Historic Area p73
The Tin Mine, Kosciusko National Park p74
Good Hope Mine, Grant Historic Area p75 etc etc


The site map of New Chum Hill is a beauty on page 110 on the actual page and 41 on the pdf...




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Reply By: warfer69 - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:20

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:20
and here is the link

Alps National Parks Mining Sites
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:22

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:22
I presume you are are talking to some of the heritage vic stuff that's available.

Got a link??

It's a good read if it's what I think it is.

Dave
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Follow Up By: warfer69 - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:28

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:28
It's a good read if it's what I think it is.


Thats what i though Dave ,some may have it some wont,no biggie !



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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:34

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:34
It amazes me that mine sites like the Good Hope Battery at Talbotville on the Crooked River have the following:

Condition Not assessed.
Threats Not assessed.
Identified Public Risk Not assessed
Tourism Potential High. Limited by remoteness, but with improved access, potential would be enhanced. Site has a remarkable array
of features relating to an early period of quartz mining in Victoria.

When they are so commonly visited. When I was there on Labour Day weekend I reckon we passed about 25 people maybe more going up & coming back down.

It's a prick of a steep track but it's worth a look to try and get a grasp on what the miners were prepared to go through to get equipment in and out.

As for: Access Via foot track from Grant-Talbotville road

Ignore that (there's no where to park on McMillans Rd) and park at the carpark just above Crooked River Tk and walk up the hill from there. My 4 year old did part of it and Dad had to piggy back her for the last pinch to the top, and maybe quarter of the trip back down. I didn't know if I still had it in me. Turns out I do but I wouldn't want to do it again.

Yet somehow with ingenuity, handwinchs, scant little regard for OH & S or human life and a desire to get the gold, they managed to get tonnes of equipment into the most unlikely places.

It's also interesting to note that it's the impossible places to get it into that prevented the scrap merchants from destroying what remains years ago as they did in so many areas.

Dave

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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 22:10

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 22:10
Yet somehow with ingenuity, handwinchs, scant little regard for OH & S or human life and a desire to get the gold, they managed to get tonnes of equipment into the most unlikely places.


I'm with you there brother ! lol Sometimes i sit for an hour or so when i come across it and try to imagine (Bullocks etc etc) what would have been required ! The places they got those Stampers near the rivers (Amazing).


Anything is possible when the Tourism circus comes to town !
$$$$$$$$ at any cost..


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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 09:26

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 09:26
warfer69,
Thanks for that - a very interesting read .
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 18:12

Friday, May 30, 2008 at 18:12
No worries Buddy !


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