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  • Old gold diggings: After fires went through properties around 2013 old gold diggings were revealed where some hillsides were terraced and creeks dug ... read story
  • Nambung Station: Nambung Station has a B&B accommodation and a campsite for caravans, tents, RVs etc with ablutions provided.... read story
  • Yarramunmun Mine: The deposit was discovered by BHP in 1970. It consists of a mineralised quartz vein hosted in Ordovician ... read story
  • Irymple : "Irymple", now part of Yathong National Park, was owned by Boy (Ike) and Dorothy Shields. ... read story
  • Drilling: Tin Mine next to Dover Castle currently being exp drilled (2014/5) read story
  • Brief History: Worked since 19th century. Was the main mine in area since 1920's. Tin mainly though silver/lead present. ... read story
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  • Brief History: Mined 1891 to 1920's.Was known for richness of ore. Currently undergoing extensive exp drilling(2014/5) program. read story

Powters Quarry Parkes (5 February 2012)

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Powters Quarry  Parkes NSW -Powter Family Home In this photo is Bert with 4 of his 5 children. You can see the workmanship in the bricks each  hand made. about 1940

The Quarry supplied builders lime rock to the builders of the the Parkes Telescope. Church of England Parkes, and the local RSL. Also the Mcglynns and Howards Stores in Parkes. Information from The Powter Family.

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