Very nice :-)
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...!
I've been back in NZ since '97, I'm afraid...
Cheers, Peter, 'shaken Christchurch
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.
Looks like you need to plan a trip up north Derek :-)
Well we know we get to share some good sights then :-)
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:)
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.
You're most welcome Joy. Catch you over at your gallery.
"leaden gray skies", Joy, seems quite appropite, this having been a lead mine, a few years ago...
Cheers, Peter ;-)
A great tower. Must be good for climbing. ;-)
A difficult climb this one mate.. no ladder. :)
Probably not so hard for a mountain climber like yourself.. Regards, Jock
Nice shot, like et bonne soirée, Hervé
Many thanks Herve. All the best, Jock.
Great bit of old history captured here. Looks like you're out in the boonies for this. Hope you are well.
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.
Great shot. Neat place. YSL. Best wishes, Dave.
Dave, thank you for that. It was a tough isolated place when they were working this mine. Regards, Jock.
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