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Prospecting Around Sandstone

 

 Western Australia
 

Sandstone lies in the heart of the spectacular East Murchison Goldfields 650 kilometres from Perth via the Great Northern Highway. It is a comfortable day's drive from Perth for those heading out onto the Gunbarrel Highway or the Canning Stock Route. During the wildflower season, usually from about late July to the middle of September (subject to seasonal rains), the area around Sandstone is transformed from red earth to a carpet of colour. Countless natural rock formations, or 'breakaways', contrast dramatically with the rust stained sandstone landscape which gives the town its name. The discovery of gold in the area at the turn of the very early 1900s led to the establishment of several towns in the locality and Sandstone was gazetted in 1906.

 

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The Paynes Find Paynes Find Roadhouse and Tavern, Western Australia.  Image sourced from http://ljiaox.wordpress.com/

 

 

Chris filling up at the Paynes Find Roadhouse, Great Northern Hwy, WA. Headed off on the dirt road to Sandstone area from here.

 

 

Paynes Find Gold Battery, Western Australia.  Image sourced from http://picasaweb.google.com/

 

 

Paynes Find Gold Battery, Western Australia.  Image sourced from http://blog.seesaa.jp/

 

 

 

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Metal detecting for gold at Youanmi, near Sandstone, WA.

 

 

My mate Chris in a clay pan metal detecting for gold at Youanmi, near Sandstone, WA.

 

 

Chris and me (Max)  - hot during the day, freezing at night.

 

 

'Emu Run,' along the rabbit proof fence, near Sandstone, WA.

 

 

Abandoned homestead along the rabbit-proof fence, near Youanmi, Western Australia.

 

 

Abandoned homestead along the rabbit-proof fence, near Youanmi, Western Australia.

 

 

Abandoned homestead along the rabbit-proof fence, near Youanmi, Western Australia.

 

 

Sandstone, Western Australia.  Image sourced from www.triathlonoz.com/

 

 

Sandstone tourist spot, Western Australia.  Image sourced from www.triathlonoz.com/

 

 

The Sandstone National Hotel, Western Australia.  Image sourced from www.panoramio.com/

 

 

The Sandstone post office, Western Australia.  Image sourced from http://murraysontour.blogspot.com/

 

 

The meagre fuel station at Sandstone - very limited hours of operation.  Image sourced from http://murraysontour.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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The Agnew-Sandstone Road lined with wildflowers, Western Australia.

 

 

The Agnew-Sandstone Road lined with wildflowers, Western Australia.

 

 

The Agnew-Sandstone Road lined with wildflowers, Western Australia.

 

 

Share certificate issued to a Youanmi Mine near Sandstone, Western Australia.  Image sourced from www.downies.com/

 

 

Youanmi Mine Site near Sandstone, Western Australia.  Image sourced from www.patsopals.com/

 

 

A seismic deep thumper unit to send waves for mapping underground deposits around Youanmi.  Image sourced from www.dmp.wa.gov.au/

 

 

 

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London Bridge, Sandstone, Western Australia.  Image sourced from www.panoramio.com/

 

 

Two Bobtail Goannas near Sandstone, Western Australia.  Image sourced from www.panoramio.com/

 

 

An abandoned open-cut mine near Barrambie, WA.

 

 

An abandoned open-cut mine near Barrambie, WA.

 

 

An abandoned mine at Barrambie, north of Sandstone, Western Australia.

 

 

      

Home-made poppet-head for a small underground abandoned mine at Barrambie, north of Sandstone, WA.

 

 

Drilling rig in action at Barrambie, north of Sandstone, Western Australia.  Image sourced from www.abc.net.au/

 

 

Mount Magnet on the Great Northern Highway, at the turnoff to the Agnew-Sandstone Road, Western Australia.

 

 

Cue is the next town north of Mt. Magnet on the Great Northern Highway, Western Australia.

 

 

Cue is a very clean, small historical town in the goldfields of Western Australia.

 

 

 

"I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead

at His* appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince,

rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound

doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for

themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.."

( * Jesus )   Letter - 2nd Timothy  ch.4  vs.1-4.  The Holy Bible - New King James Version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold fever near Sandstone, Western Australia.  Images above sourced from www.pradopoint.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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