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Alma Lead Cyanide Works

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Gladstone Road, Bowenvale VIC 3465

Features

The Gladstone Bushland Reserve lies alongside Gladstone Road, Bowenvale and is home to the historic Alma Lead Cyanide Works. 

This interesting mine site includes multiple dams, closed remains of shafts, tanks and enormous mullock heaps.

One particular point of interest at this old mine site is a large tree which must have previously been growing atop a mullock heap. The dirt of the mullock heap has washed away leaving the tree standing impressively high above the ground, supported by its strong root system.

The Alma Lead Cyanide Works are just down the road from the beautiful Timor Streamside Reserve. Also be sure to check out the Grand Duke Mine, which is a must-see and is an easy eight minute drive from the Cyanide Works.



DID YOU KNOW...

  • Evidence of the mid-late 1800's gold rush can be found throughout the Victorian goldfields in the form of abandoned mine shafts and tunnels, mullock heaps, buildings and ruins, circular puddling troughs, remains of cyanide vats, and quartz kilns.
  • Kids love to climb! There are plenty of places throughout the Goldfields with great trees, rocks, fallen logs and more for kids to climb up, around and over.
  • Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Goldfields region of Victoria is a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area!
 

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