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Prospecting: Trip 6

The trip to Stuart Town (AKA Iron Bark) allowed me to examine the quartz reef remnants and to sample the gold found in the Macquarie River. Every pan of dirt tested from even the upper surface soil (usually this is unsuccessful if not panning dirt from nearer the bedrock) contained visible gold. Some was very fine, some coarse. Some small gold specimens were found combining gold and quartz and a slightly larger nugget was also dug from one of the small shaft entrances ...which may be a natural nugget or may be the result of smelting on the site in the early days.

The trip was very informative for a number of reasons and I can now move further north to sample areas of the Hargraves Gold Field located further to the North East.
DetectorCam
DetectorCam
MauiiMaps1
MauiiMaps1
MauiiMaps2
MauiiMaps2
Coil Coated
Coil Coated
Stuart Town
Stuart Town
Baker's Store
Baker's Store
Station
Station
Macquarie River
Macquarie River
Panning Location by the Lake
Panning Location by the Lake
Interesting Trail at the Creek End
Interesting Trail at the Creek End
Amazing Strata
Amazing Strata
Dry Creekbed
Dry Creekbed
Prospector Shafts
Prospector Shafts
Detector with Nugget
Detector with Nugget
Native Gold Nugget or Smelted Remnants?
Native Gold Nugget or Smelted Remnants?
Old Mullock Heaps
Old Mullock Heaps
Orb Weaver 2
Orb Weaver 2
Orb Weaver Scale
Orb Weaver Scale
Kangaroo
Kangaroo
Road to Orange
Road to Orange
Quartz from the Battery Crushers
Quartz from the Battery Crushers
Iron Bark Hills
Iron Bark Hills
Cows!
Cows!
Heading to Bathurst
Heading to Bathurst
Panorama
Panorama