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Discussion: Now we know what you were doing at Tarnagulla

in: TheInvisibleLog; TheInvisibleLog > 2020-08-20

Aug 21, 2020 4:23 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-53857557
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Aug 21, 2020 5:06 AM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
I saw quite a few intent people out there. Some expressed interest in my map, probably to find out where the gold mining detail wasn't. Found a few relatively fresh holes of some size. Not mappable though.
Aug 21, 2020 12:00 PM # 
jennycas:
I was thinking you may have to re-do some of your fieldwork!
Aug 22, 2020 1:24 AM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
I think those nuggets were found quite some time ago. TV programs have a gestation period. I probably saw where they came from, without realising the significance of what I was seeing. Thing is, I can't quite remember now where it was, though the image is still reasonably fresh in my memory. You could visit every isolated broken ground site on the map.
Aug 22, 2020 1:41 AM # 
PrueD:
Arent there some big gold mines in the area?
Aug 22, 2020 2:57 AM # 
TheInvisibleLog:
Indeed there are, depending on what sort of mines you are talking about. There is the Poverty Reef decline, relatively modern and now abandoned. Orienteers aren't going to see this though. Its all fenced off with a serious fence. But out there in the old mining areas there are a couple of adjacent hills that could be described as honeycombed by shafts. Here is the largest. Multiple entries and scaringly deep. The photo doesn't do the place justice. Its like a cathedral of rock. It is surrounded by a flimsy fence. Not going to be on any orienteering course. You have to click the photo to get the full view.

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