LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK #15

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine is a few kilometres on a dirt track from Wangi Falls.

“Bamboo Creek tin mine is an example of small scale, labour intensive mine operated without the benefit of heavy earth machinery. It was typical of many of the mines in the Northern Territory which operated in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially those operated by the Chinese.

The remains include the mine workings; the tin processing mill; and the associated domestic and industrial remains. Tin was discovered at Bamboo Creek in 1906 and was mined irregularly until 1955. The wide variety of remains are notable in that they reflect the complete range of activities associated with underground mining. Artefacts relating to ore extraction, processing and transport are present as well as domestic remains and remnants of the explosives magazine.” (Wikipedia)

Tags: Australia Northern territory Landscape and travel LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK BATCHELOR BAMBOO CREEK TIN MINE MAKANBARR


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rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
1 Aug 2012 9:53AM
Well documented Jean and interesting.
Ron.

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NDODS Plus
5 4.8k 125 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 10:24AM
A rather emotive and thought provoking set of images, captured so very well, which continue to provide much knowledge of this beautiful land.

Regards Nathan
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
1 Aug 2012 10:53AM
Well recorded and informative set of images JN.
Joan.
paskinmj Plus
7 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 1:01PM
Great series. V3 stands out for me.
Matt
1 Aug 2012 1:32PM
A really informative set ... thankyou again
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
1 Aug 2012 2:33PM
Very like the iron furnaces that can be seen at the Michaux State Forest near my home--- Interesting---
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
1 Aug 2012 3:48PM
Excellent historical record and interesting information.

Dave
1 Aug 2012 6:48PM
Nice reportage.

Gerry

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