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North Queensland Gold Deposits

The Drummond basin and Charters Towers region has an exceptional endowment of gold with over 12 million oz of resources and contains a variety of gold styles that formed over a period of 100 million years. The Pajingo gold mine set a Queensland record for gold production in 2003 of 340,500 oz and Charters Towers produced in excess of six million oz of gold during the main historic mining period between 1872 and 1918. Recent exploration has highlighted significant discoveries at Mount Carlton and Mt Coolon. The field excursion is planned to include Ravenswood, Mt Wright and Charters Towers gold deposits in the Charters Towers district, and Pajingo, Mt Coolon and Mt Carlton gold deposits in the Drummond basin. There will be opportunity to visit historic sites in Charters Towers, a major gold rush town during the late 1800’s.

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Simon Beams

All enquires are to be directed to the Field Trip Leader



10th August - 14th August 2009


Charters Towers & Drummond basin Regions, North Queensland 

Cost:  $1895.00AU

includes transport, meals, accommodation & Field Guide


via online registration form

Maximum Number of  Participants:



Field trip participants are requied to bring steel capped boots, long sleeved field shirts & long trousers for mine site visits.

 Field trip starts and ends in Townsville





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