Mt Stewart Mine Trip

Our first camping trip for the season and a trip where Dirk Jacinta and I went for a swim. Day 1. After arriving and setting up camp in Luina for our trip to Mt Stewart Mine we all said our hello's and ended up going separate ways for a few hours.  Bradley, Heidi, Cruz, Dirk... Continue Reading →

Lord Brassey Mine Trip

It is hard to believe but Lord Brassey Mine is a world-famous mineral locality.  This former nickel mine is the type locality for heazlewoodite and hellyerite, and the source of many rare minerals, including awaruite, dypingite, retgersite, reevesite, theophrastite and several new, unnamed minerals.  I have absolutely no idea what any of that is but... Continue Reading →

Chester Mine Underground

Although the main objective of this trip was to finish off our adventure in and around the Chester area Jacinta and I decided to make the weekend of it and stay down in Tullah and check out a few other areas.  Now once again the weather man threatened us with abuse of storms gale winds rain... Continue Reading →

Chester Mine – Open Cut

Well they say bad things happen in three's and today they did..... Broke the Drone, Wheel nearly fell off the Cruiser and Trailer Pin worked its way out  and lost the trailer with the 'Slug' on it (Fastest it has ever moved).  But that still wasn't enough to wreck the great day out. After a couple... Continue Reading →

Hawkes Creek Swallet

Today we thought we would go and check out something that has been on the list for a while Hawkes Creek Swallet.  A swallet is where a waterway just disappears into the side of a hill and then re-appears somewhere up-stream, a great example of this is at Julius River.  So after loading the 'Slug'... Continue Reading →

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