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SOFALA - Australian Goldfields

On this particular week, Robert, Rena and myself drove to Sofala to visit the Goldfields. I did not find any of the multi-ounce nuggets I had hoped to unearth, but we did figure out the gold detector and look forward to a quick return to both Sofala and Hill End to properly test our skills and to finalize our research for the documentary we're planning.
Approaching the Town of Lithgow
Approaching the Town of Lithgow
Rena near the Violet Fields
Rena near the Violet Fields
The Lavender Fields on the Way
The Lavender Fields on the Way
Bathurst Township
Bathurst Township
Blue-Violet Flowers
Blue-Violet Flowers
Nearing Sofala
Nearing Sofala
Gold-bearing Soil !
Gold-bearing Soil !
Tiny Grasshopper
Tiny Grasshopper
Ants on the Prowl
Ants on the Prowl
Exploring the Property
Exploring the Property
Tiny Flowers
Tiny Flowers
Flowerbed on the Ground
Flowerbed on the Ground
Kangaroo?
Kangaroo?
Bones
Bones
Mystery Skull - Posssum?
Mystery Skull - Posssum?
Another Mystery Skull
Another Mystery Skull
Shingleback Skink
Shingleback Skink
Sunset from our Cabin
Sunset from our Cabin
Me... after the Power Failure
Me... after the Power Failure
Big Spider... with larger knife.
Big Spider... with larger knife.
Wallaby Grooming
Wallaby Grooming
Wallaby Passing By
Wallaby Passing By
Another Skull
Another Skull
The Water Hole
The Water Hole
Perched Spider
Perched Spider
Keeping an Eye on Things
Keeping an Eye on Things
Rena Detecting with the X-Terra 70
Rena Detecting with the X-Terra 70
Unearthing a Deadly 'Mouse Spider'
Unearthing a Deadly 'Mouse Spider'
Mouse Spider
Mouse Spider
Tiny Flower
Tiny Flower
The Magnet Incident
The Magnet Incident
Another Shingleback Skink
Another Shingleback Skink
Quite the Blue Tongue
Quite the Blue Tongue
Shingleback with X-Terra 70 Detector
Shingleback with X-Terra 70 Detector
Lizard Vs Minelab 1
Lizard Vs Minelab 1
Lizard Vs Minelab 2
Lizard Vs Minelab 2
Rena with Gold Detector 1
Rena with Gold Detector 1
Rena with Gold Detector 2
Rena with Gold Detector 2
Pretty Green Weevil
Pretty Green Weevil
Weevil on Red Soil
Weevil on Red Soil
Green Weevil Underside
Green Weevil Underside
The Town Of Sofala
The Town Of Sofala
Sofala Jail/Restaurant
Sofala Jail/Restaurant
Sofala Main Street
Sofala Main Street
Looking back on the Main Street
Looking back on the Main Street
Stripped Mountain near Sofala
Stripped Mountain near Sofala
Approaching the Sofala Camp Grounds
Approaching the Sofala Camp Grounds
Rena at the Camp Grounds
Rena at the Camp Grounds
Sofala Water Hole
Sofala Water Hole
Our Car Parked on Rocks
Our Car Parked on Rocks
Robert Panning for Gold
Robert Panning for Gold
Rena looks for Gold
Rena looks for Gold
Returning to find Kangaroos
Returning to find Kangaroos
Kangaroos at Sundown 1
Kangaroos at Sundown 1
Kangaroos at Sundown 2
Kangaroos at Sundown 2
Rob & Rena at the Wattle Flats Cafe
Rob & Rena at the Wattle Flats Cafe
Shiny Green Beetle
Shiny Green Beetle
Rena on the Cabin Verandah
Rena on the Cabin Verandah
View from the Blue Gum Cabin
View from the Blue Gum Cabin
Our first Detecting Efforts
Our first Detecting Efforts
The Rear of the Cabin
The Rear of the Cabin
Cabin Closeup
Cabin Closeup
Cabin Front 1
Cabin Front 1
Cabin Front 2
Cabin Front 2
Wattle Flat Cafe lunchbreak
Wattle Flat Cafe lunchbreak
On the way to Hill End
On the way to Hill End
A Blue-Tongued Skink
A Blue-Tongued Skink
The Blue-Tongued Lizard
The Blue-Tongued Lizard
Closeup of the Skink
Closeup of the Skink
Another Closeup!
Another Closeup!
Letting the Skink Go
Letting the Skink Go
Massive Bush Fly @ Hill End
Massive Bush Fly @ Hill End
'Green Grocer' Cicada @ Hill End
'Green Grocer' Cicada @ Hill End
Bush Fly with 5c Coin for Scale
Bush Fly with 5c Coin for Scale
Tiny 'Black Prince' Cicada
Tiny 'Black Prince' Cicada
Haunted 1800's Gyno Chair
Haunted 1800's Gyno Chair
Whipping Stool (1800s)
Whipping Stool (1800s)
Rena with the Bellows @ Hill End
Rena with the Bellows @ Hill End
Cicada Shell
Cicada Shell
Original Cobb & Co Stage Coach
Original Cobb & Co Stage Coach
Rena enjoys a Coke
Rena enjoys a Coke
Rena @ the Hill End Pub
Rena @ the Hill End Pub
Hill End Pub Interior
Hill End Pub Interior
Rob & Rena relax with a Coldie
Rob & Rena relax with a Coldie
The Haunted Pub interior
The Haunted Pub interior
Hill End - 1800's Goldtown 1
Hill End - 1800's Goldtown 1
Hill End - 1800's Goldtown 2
Hill End - 1800's Goldtown 2
Hill End - 1800's Goldtown 3
Hill End - 1800's Goldtown 3
Hill End - 1800's Goldtown 4
Hill End - 1800's Goldtown 4
Hill End - General Store
Hill End - General Store
Hill End - 1800's Church
Hill End - 1800's Church
The Hill End Pub
The Hill End Pub
The Fossicking Area - Hill End
The Fossicking Area - Hill End
Robert tunes his Detector
Robert tunes his Detector
Thunderhead Building
Thunderhead Building
The Fossicking Area Creek
The Fossicking Area Creek
Rena Looking for Gold Dust
Rena Looking for Gold Dust
Rena Panning for Gold
Rena Panning for Gold
Rena Fossicking @ Hill End
Rena Fossicking @ Hill End
The Fossicking Area of Hill End
The Fossicking Area of Hill End
Hill End Cemetary (wide)
Hill End Cemetary (wide)
Hill End Cemetary
Hill End Cemetary
Hill End Tombstone - misery in the 1800's
Hill End Tombstone - misery in the 1800's
Behind the Hill End Cemetary
Behind the Hill End Cemetary
Parked at the Hill End Cemetary
Parked at the Hill End Cemetary
Returning to Sofala - Unsealed Roads!
Returning to Sofala - Unsealed Roads!
A Storm approaches over Sofala
A Storm approaches over Sofala
Sunlight over Patterson's Curse flowers
Sunlight over "Patterson's Curse" flowers
Sunlight on the Fields
Sunlight on the Fields
Rena gets Phone Reception!
Rena gets Phone Reception!
On the Bay to Bathurst to meet another Robert
On the Bay to Bathurst to meet another Robert
Arriving in Bathurst - Distant Storm
Arriving in Bathurst - Distant Storm
Robert greets us!
Robert greets us!
Rob's home Gym
Rob's home Gym
Rob's Star Wars Collection
Rob's Star Wars Collection
Star Wars Collection/TV room
Star Wars Collection/TV room
Star Wars Collection - Storage 1
Star Wars Collection - Storage 1
Star Wars Collection - Storage 2
Star Wars Collection - Storage 2
Rob's Terminator Collection 1
Rob's Terminator Collection 1
Yoda and Rena
Yoda and Rena
Rob's Terminator Collection 2
Rob's Terminator Collection 2
Rob's Terminator Collection 3
Rob's Terminator Collection 3
Rob's Terminator Collection 4
Rob's Terminator Collection 4
Rob's Terminator Collection 5
Rob's Terminator Collection 5
Rob's Terminator Collection 6
Rob's Terminator Collection 6
Rob's Terminator Collection 7
Rob's Terminator Collection 7
Rob's Terminator Collection 8
Rob's Terminator Collection 8
Rob's Terminator Collection 9
Rob's Terminator Collection 9
Rob's Star Wars Collection - Blasters
Rob's Star Wars Collection - Blasters
Rob's Star Wars Collection - Jeepers!
Rob's Star Wars Collection - Jeepers!
Rob's Star Wars Collection - Front Room
Rob's Star Wars Collection - Front Room
Rob's Star Wars Collection - Lightsabers
Rob's Star Wars Collection - Lightsabers
Rob's Star Wars Collection - Pictures
Rob's Star Wars Collection - Pictures
Rob's Star Wars Collection - More!
Rob's Star Wars Collection - More!
Rob and Rena at Chinese/Dinner
Rob and Rena at Chinese/Dinner
Lucky Point - Sofala
Lucky Point - Sofala
Lucky Point - Sofala - Trees
Lucky Point - Sofala - Trees
Lucky Point - Sofala - Upriver
Lucky Point - Sofala - Upriver
Lucky Point - Sofala - Rena Panning
Lucky Point - Sofala - Rena Panning
Rena and Rob
Rena and Rob
Rena hoping for Gold
Rena hoping for Gold
Checking the Pan
Checking the Pan
Mullock Heaps @ Lucky Point
Mullock Heaps @ Lucky Point
Closeup of the Mullock Heaps
Closeup of the Mullock Heaps
Rena Panning for Gold @ Lucky Point
Rena Panning for Gold @ Lucky Point
Creek Bed @ Lucky Point
Creek Bed @ Lucky Point
Rena - Wary Of The Approaching Storm
Rena - Wary Of The Approaching Storm
Leaving 'Lucky Point' - Sofala
Leaving 'Lucky Point' - Sofala
Sofala - before the Storm Hit
Sofala - before the Storm Hit
Me looking for Gold at the Bridge - Sofala
Me looking for Gold at the Bridge - Sofala
Here I am as the Storm Hit us
Here I am as the Storm Hit us
Torrential Hail and Stormwater
Torrential Hail and Stormwater
Harsh Weather at Wattle Flats
Harsh Weather at Wattle Flats
Kangaroo Feeding near me - Sofala
Kangaroo Feeding near me - Sofala
Rob checking his Shoes for Nuggets.  (Really!)
Rob checking his Shoes for Nuggets. (Really!)
Rodney at the 'Ryder Homestead'
Rodney at the 'Ryder Homestead'
Charlie the Dog!
Charlie the Dog!
Charlie loves the Camera
Charlie loves the Camera
Approaching Sofala from the South
Approaching Sofala from the South
Parked - Looking for Nuggets
Parked - Looking for Nuggets
A Yabbie in my Pan
A Yabbie in my Pan
Yabbie  - A Freshwater Crayfish
Yabbie - A Freshwater Crayfish
Sofala - Main Street
Sofala - Main Street
Me - 'Nugget Shooting' (Detecting Nuggets)
Me - 'Nugget Shooting' (Detecting Nuggets)
My Find in 20 minutes: note the 2 Nuggets!
My Find in 20 minutes: note the 2 Nuggets!
A Longnecked Tortoise on the Road
A Longnecked Tortoise on the Road
Rena rescues the Tortoise
Rena rescues the Tortoise
Big Nuggets!
Big Nuggets!
On the way Home
On the way Home
Lithgow - Land of Big Cats
Lithgow - Land of Big Cats
A small Gold Nugget stuck to my Pick Axe!
A small Gold Nugget stuck to my Pick Axe!
Decided to Leave it There!
Decided to Leave it There!
Clay with Nugget - 1
Clay with Nugget - 1
Clay with Nugget - 2
Clay with Nugget - 2
Clay with Nugget - 3
Clay with Nugget - 3
The Gold We Found (not much!)
The Gold We Found (not much!)
Two Nuggets from Sofala - Top
Two Nuggets from Sofala - Top
Two Nuggets from Sofala - Side
Two Nuggets from Sofala - Side
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