Author Topic: Bingara - "Rhodonite Mine"  (Read 6062 times)


  • ALF'er VIP
  • *
  • Posts: 2512
    • Wwoofa
Bingara - "Rhodonite Mine"
« on: February 13, 2009, 01:50:30 PM »
Whitlow Rd "Rhodonite Mine" is a public fossicking area 9km north-east from Bingara.
Head north about 3.7km from Bingara on the main road to Warialda and you will find Whitlow Rd on your right. Turn right and go 5.2km and you will see a short track on the right that goes about 100m to the "mine". I think there is a small sign that says "Rhodonite Mine". The GPS coords are 6696585N 56269035E (WGS84).
The "mine" is basically a cutting that exposes the seam of black manganese. Inside the manganese is pink rhodonite. The concept is that you find the seam and then, using some heavy duty weapons, dig out chucks of manganese/rhodonite. Note that you might have to do a fair bit of heavy "earthworks" to find the seam. Or, you can scratch around the general area breaking up any black rocks that you come across and see if there's any "pink" inside.

[smg id=215 type=preview align=center width=400 caption="Bingara 'Rhodonite Mine'"]

[smg id=214 type=preview align=center width=400 caption="Rhodonite"]


Recent Activities

Places to find radioactive rocks? by Plutonium
[September 28, 2022, 07:27:58 PM]

Joke of the Day by pc bowe
[September 28, 2022, 12:00:32 AM]

Rocky creek Rd by mindfulmoments
[September 27, 2022, 05:02:37 PM]

Any experienced tumblers around Central Coast NSW by laanguy
[September 27, 2022, 04:14:12 PM]

Weekend Trip to Port Macquarie by laanguy
[September 25, 2022, 08:56:05 PM]

Bendigo and Surrounds Gemstone location's by HarknessHunter
[September 25, 2022, 11:04:56 AM]

Jellybean Junction - Stannifer - great to contact if going to the area by Wendy Purdie
[September 21, 2022, 10:25:08 AM]

Perth Gem shows Oct 2022. by chookie2
[September 21, 2022, 12:26:04 AM]

Naturally speaking, Opal, 'To potch or not to potch' by dom105
[September 16, 2022, 08:04:01 AM]

What do you think this is? by wallie
[September 15, 2022, 10:57:09 PM]

Bangkok cutters by dom105
[September 13, 2022, 07:19:02 PM]

Free Beginners' Faceting Designs Ebook by MakkyBrown
[September 12, 2022, 09:53:16 AM]

CQ Gemfields by tinker
[August 28, 2022, 12:35:32 PM]

Father's Day Present by mehoose
[August 24, 2022, 03:58:54 PM]

Jarvi/Facetron Owners-please take note by mehoose
[August 22, 2022, 11:56:54 AM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2022, SimplePortal