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 Hidden Treasures

The Bingara District is a fossicker’s paradise.  Whichever road you take out of town you will find a spot to fossick for gold, gems and crystals.   It was the discovery of gold in 1852 that brought a flow of prospectors to the district and it continues to this day.

 

Many still try their luck with the help of mudmaps which are available from the Tourist Information Centre. The most successful areas being: Whitlow Road, Borah Creek on the Copeton Dam and Keera Roads and Ruby Hill on the Barraba Road.  Good Luck!

[Right: Paul Myers, Three Creeks Tourist Mine]

 
  A Stamper Battery on the southern outskirts of Bingara stands on the site of the former All Nations’ Gold Mine which closed in 1948.  This site is testimony to the many miners, their hard work and all of their hopes & dreams. 
 

The gem and rock collection at the Bingara museum gives an idea of the range and scope of what can be found in the district.  In addition to gold, there is also rhodonite, jasper, petrified wood, garnets, serpentine and diamonds.

 




 
 
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