Goongewa Mining Australia460 – Old

Goongewa Mining Australia

Goongewa

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Goongewa is a zinc mine located near Kunnarra in Western Australia. Through an intermediate we were able to arrange permission to mine minerals specimens for approximately two months. During this time we managed to remove about 10 tonnes of specimens, consisting of Calcite associated with Galena, Chalcopyrite, Marcascite. While there was potential to obtain many more specimens, mining restrictions and numerous blasting operations reduced the available time to access some of the cavities. In the photo below Taiyo Aldofus is in a giant 10 by 10 metre cavity surrounded by wonderful Calcite and Galena specimens. He had only a crow bar and 1 hour to remove what he could before they blasted the cavity.

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