This map shows the known gold deposits in Australia. Payable gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 near Bathurst in New South Wales which triggered the beginning of the Australian gold rush. Gold was found 6 months later in Ballarat & Bendigo, and eventually in all states and territories of Australia.

This map shows the known gold deposits in Australia. Payable gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 near Bathurst in New South Wales which triggered the beginning of the Australian gold rush. Gold was found 6 months later in Ballarat

Steve Back Art  Aerial studies of salt flats near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Surreal landscapes with hints of aboriginal artDigital Lambda Print. Limited edition of 15 per size

Steve Back Art Aerial studies of salt flats near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. Surreal landscapes with hints of aboriginal artDigital Lambda Print.

KCGM Super Pit, Kalgoorlie Boulder

KCGM Super Pit, Kalgoorlie Boulder A lot of women drive these monster trucks now besides the men.

Kalgoorlie, WA. Went there. One of the biggest gold mine in the world is in Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie's Hannan Street, between Wilson and Porter Streets, is one of Australia's finest heritage precincts, offering a treasure trove of Federatio.

KCGM Super Pit, Kalgoorlie

Kalgoorlie Super Pit is a gigantic pockmark in Western Australia and is now the continent’s largest open cut gold mine at km long, km wide and 360 m deep.

Coolgardie a part of the Goldfields history of Western Australia . Visit Jill Harrison's blog to read some background to this area and to see more great photos.

My Great grandfather was a prospector for over 12 years in the goldfields. He is buried in the Coolgardie cemetery.

Superpit Kalgoorlie

Superpit Kalgoorlie

Super Pit Lookout, Kalgoorlie Boulder, Australia.

The Super Pit is Australia’s largest open pit gold mine, producing around ounces of the precious metal annually.

'Swinger' ride - Kalgoorlie Boulder Community Fair by Melissa Drummond

'Swinger' ride - Kalgoorlie Boulder Community Fair by Melissa Drummond

FREE Kalgoorlie Town Hall Tours @ 1:30pm every Wednesday. No bookings required!

FREE Kalgoorlie Town Hall Tours @ every Wednesday. No bookings required!

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