East Coast

- Walhalla Gold Experience Tour

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Phone
03 5165 6259
Email
info@walhallaboard.org.au This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location
Main Street
Walhalla, VIC

Description

The Mine Manager, Geoff Anderson will conduct a technical tour of the Mine by arrangement. Geoff is an experienced Mining Engineer having worked first as a miner in the deep gold mines of Kalgoorlie and in the tin mines on the west coast of Tasmania – and later as an engineer in most countries of South-east Asia. The tour will last a little under two hours and the tour group will be limited in size to 10 people. During the tour, overhand backfilled stope mining methods used in deep quartz reef mines will be explained with discussion on how these methods have developed into the 21st Century. The group will also learn how the mine was ventilated, kept dry and lit. Haulage methods in the Long Tunnel Extended Mine, and its neighbour, the Long Tunnel Mine were unique and arrangements for vertical and horizontal haulage will be explained. After the tour the group will enjoy tea or coffee while viewing plans of the Mine’s 8½ kilometres of underground workings. Each tour is conducted by a Mine Guide who is familiar with the Mine's history and the history of Walhalla. Tours are informative as well as entertaining. The Mine is managed by an experienced Mining Engineer and the Mine is operated under strict State Government enforced protocols. The safety of our patrons and staff is of paramount importance.

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