Geraldine lead mine (Warribanno) chimney (1850s), Ajana.

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Comments (18)

InTheBush on May 25, 2011

Very nice :-)

GasGasL€X on July 16, 2011

Derek =YES!

Peterbnz on July 17, 2011

I have been to a copper mine (or three), gold mines galore, coal mines, iron ore mines, but never a Lead Mine....

BUT I have been to Geraldine. The one in South Canterbury, New Zealand.

Despite some 18 years in Oz, most of it Stirling North, Port Augusta, SA, I never got any further west than Ceduna, and that for only three nights...!

Oh well.

I've been back in NZ since '97, I'm afraid...

Cheers, Peter, 'shaken Christchurch

jockswa on July 17, 2011

Can't remember how long the mine and smelter went for. Maybe 5-10 years. But they were stymied by the difficulty of transporting the materials over sandtracks in wagons to get to the seaport. No railways up there 'til later. There's quite a fair history of the Geraldton district written by a Roman Catholic nun who lived and taught there for many years - can't remember her name either.

InTheBush on July 17, 2011

Looks like you need to plan a trip up north Derek :-)

InTheBush on July 18, 2011

Well we know we get to share some good sights then :-)

joyfotos on December 29, 2011

Beautiful shot and color saturation against leaden gray skies! Like!

I have enjoyed my tour of western Australia through the lens of your camera. Wish I had had the time to crank slide show up again for a full view look. That'll teach me not to get distracted and push the wrong button:)

jockswa on January 4, 2012

Thanks for the visit Joy. I find slideshow a bit too slow by the time one stops and comments on pics and then starts it up again. But then, it's surprising what one misses if photos aren't expanded.

jockswa on January 5, 2012

You're most welcome Joy. Catch you over at your gallery.

Peterbnz on January 25, 2012

"leaden gray skies", Joy, seems quite appropite, this having been a lead mine, a few years ago...

Cheers, Peter ;-)

HF2007 on September 18, 2012

A great tower. Must be good for climbing. ;-)

Greetings, Hans

jockswa on September 18, 2012

A difficult climb this one mate.. no ladder. :) Probably not so hard for a mountain climber like yourself.. Regards, Jock

hlegallais on January 23, 2013

Nice shot, like et bonne soirée, Hervé

jockswa on January 24, 2013

Many thanks Herve. All the best, Jock.

spencer baugh on May 31, 2013

Great bit of old history captured here. Looks like you're out in the boonies for this. Hope you are well.

jockswa on June 4, 2013

Yes, that old structure is out in our wheat country, Spencer. This was one of my early shots in RAW and could have done with some more editing..learning curve.. Thanks mate. Regards, Jock.

KingHawkFan on August 13

Great shot. Neat place. YSL. Best wishes, Dave.

jockswa on August 13

Dave, thank you for that. It was a tough isolated place when they were working this mine. Regards, Jock.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 15, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by jockswa
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2009/11/18 14:05:42
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash