Superpit Gold mine, Kalgoorlie, WA My sister's neighbour's son works here!!

Superpit Gold mine, Kalgoorlie, WA Mining is the source of income for so many in W. These massive mines are really a man made 'wonder' of the world.

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

Australia's Gold Rush ~ Clarke Street, Hill End, NSW, 1872

In the early Australian Gold Rush Days, times were tough ~ Photo of Clarke Street.,Hill End, NSW.

Gold Nugget Sales owner had the privilege of holding the "Boot of Cortez" Gold Nugget - At 389 Troy Ounces it is the largest gold nugget in existence from the western hemisphere. The nugget's owner sold it in Jan 2008 for $1,314,500

Gold Nugget Sales owner had the privilege of holding the "Boot of Cortez" Gold…

Gold Rush 1852 Australia

Some mighty big lumps of gold. Holtermann from left), Richard Ormsby Kerr (centre) and Beyers from right), with reef gold from Star of Hope mine, / American & Australasian Photographic Company, originally uploaded by State Library.

The Early Australian Prospectors Part 1 - YouTube Gold Rushes of the 1850s

The Early Australian Prospectors Part 1 - YouTube Gold Rushes of the 1850s

Gold - Untitled Part 1 #wattpad #historical-fiction

Gold - Untitled Part 1

Since most of gold mined remains in existence, gold has highest stock-to-flow ratio of any commodity. The stock of outstanding gold is significantly large compared to annual flow of the metal.

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