The Echidna and the Gold

For two days we searched the Golden Triangle, central Victoria, for just a little of that elusive colour. That intoxicating lust the old timers must have felt was almost palpable here in a region which has given millions over the last 150 years. Alas despite all our brazen confidence only Mark found the tiniest piece […]

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Industrial Gemstone

I found this beautiful mineral specimen recently while exploring the historic Barossa Goldfields. The most obvious thing about this mineral specimen is of course the gold but when I thought about it a little more I realised that symbolically the ironstone and quartz represented perhaps the real value. Without iron the world would have been […]

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