collapse

Author Topic: mackay gold and crystals  (Read 314 times)

miner917

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
    • Email
mackay gold and crystals
« on: February 25, 2021, 08:40:58 AM »
when i was a kid i lived at a two man gold mine west of mackay, one metre diameter and straight down 20 metres ! we got quite a lot of gold and we also would stop by the side of the road and would dig up the clearest quartz crystals (which were prospected by the US military in ww2 for use in radios, i was told) later when i got home to brisbane i crushed up some fabulous specimens of gold in pure white quartz , as you do when 14 tears old .does anyone know of these gold mines west of mackay active in the sixties ?

Fullerton

  • Global Moderator
  • ALF'er VIP
  • *****
  • Posts: 1090
    • View Profile
    • Friendly Heart Gems
Re: mackay gold and crystals
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 10:43:10 PM »
Your recollections may involve the Mount Britton area west of Mackay.  As a relatively new resident to Mackay, I haven't explored there yet but have read about it and seen a few YouTube videos of the old gold mining area 
For Australian lapidary materials and gemstones  https://www.facebook.com/FriendlyHeartGems

Tags: gold quartz 
 

Recent Activities

How much to charge for cutting stones by steve f
[Today at 02:42:44 PM]


Missing Image Files Update by mehoose
[Today at 12:21:19 PM]


Fossil and Mineral Museum at Bathurst by Aussie Sapphire
[Today at 08:24:34 AM]


Gemboree 2021 Hobart by Faceting Frank
[April 15, 2021, 06:29:00 PM]


Concave cutter variable oscillator. by Faceting Frank
[April 15, 2021, 06:28:07 PM]


Jade Guitar Frets by wallie
[April 13, 2021, 09:34:33 AM]


Qld - bags wash by Bucket
[April 10, 2021, 11:56:11 AM]


Jewelers spectacle magnifiers by Faceting Frank
[April 10, 2021, 11:26:42 AM]


Gemmasta hand piece errors by MakkyBrown
[April 07, 2021, 05:55:00 PM]


Concave Faceting Diagrams by FlashGP
[April 06, 2021, 06:12:32 PM]


Fossicking in QLD by dom105
[April 05, 2021, 11:14:11 PM]


Gem ID APP. by RoughCreations
[April 05, 2021, 07:00:35 PM]


Can you name and roughly appraise these gems? by mehoose
[April 05, 2021, 05:28:17 PM]


What's happening at lightning ridge by dan1000
[April 05, 2021, 07:32:15 AM]


O'briens Ck by Jimnyjerry
[April 04, 2021, 06:48:26 AM]