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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 ?


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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 
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