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Post  Guest Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:29 am

Hi,

Any one have any info on this area!!! i have looked on google, not much info. Going up for some fishing + crabbing.

And detecting.

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Post  Chookfoot Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:48 am

Hey Mick,
You sure of your spelling ?
I could only find Munbura on Google earth.
Now if only I could attach a jpg...
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Post  reg Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:43 am

i think its up in the cooktown area STARKE- MUNBURRA, QLD Confused

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Post  Guest Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:51 am

Hi;

On OziExplorer,
Munburra Farm comes up as 14 54.003 S 144 59.998 E.
In the Munburra Reserve there is an abandoned mine “Antimony Creek” close to the Starcke River.
The mine coordinates are 14 53.548 S 145 01.911 E.
I don’t have any information regarding gold in this area.

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Post  deutran Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:30 am

Try this link
http://maps.bonzle.com/c/a?a=p&x=145.010205&y=-14.85146&w=20123&h=20123&i=554&j=554&p=205153&pl=205153&fc=1&s=Starcke%20River&mpsec=0#map
There is a gold mine 2.5K's west.There are also some possible gully's/diggings.
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Post  Guest Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:41 pm

Thanks for your input all.

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Post  Greg Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:08 pm

Good day All.
Any of you southeners planning to go up the top end be very CROCs they move around alot in the wet & pop up along way from salt water. the rule of thumb is if there is water there is likely crocs. even in dams hundreds of km. from the sea.
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Post  Jonathan Porter Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:27 am

Here's a good link to the Starcke Gold field north of Cooktown, scroll down to the Cape Melville section http://www.dme.qld.gov.au/zone_files/geoscience_pdf/farnorth_cairnsetc.pdf.

I knew a guy who was prospecting up there years ago, he did pretty well but was using a motor bike to access then a massive foot hike over a rugged mountain range to get into the alluvial gullies. He mentioned the area held some of the biggest and most aggressive Taipans he has ever seen (Old Palmer River prospector so knows a thing or two about snakes) and also told me a horror story of being woken up late one night in his camp by a guy with and shotgun and his mate using a cross bow.

The areas is best visited in June through to October once the rivers dry up after the wet and is from what I can gather is now mostly National park.

Hope this helps,

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Post  Detrackozi Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:29 pm

Antimony Creek Gold/2.8 Km E Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Boomerang Gold/1.05 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Boomerang East Gold/1.1 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Boomerang West Gold/1.05 Km Nnw Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Butchers Gold/1.1 Km Nne Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Co-Operative Tunnels Gold/8.4 Km Ese Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Diggings Creek Gold/0.2 Km Se Of Munburra./Mineral Occurrence
Duff'S Gold/1.2 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Duke Of York Gold/1.5 Km Nne Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Dyer'S Opencut Gold/2.1 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Dyers Gold/1.55 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Francis Gold/1.15 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Gladstone Gold/5.0 Km Nne Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Gold Mount Gold/1.3 Km Ne Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Graveyard Gold/0.8 Km Ne Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Hamesly And Quinn Gold/1.3 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Hit Or Miss Gold/0.6 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Jephson'S Surprise Gold/1.7 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Last Hit Gold/1.3 Km Nnw Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Lily Of The Valle Gold/1.6 Km Nne Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Lizzie Trembles Gold/1.3 Km Nne Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Love'S Duffer Gold/1.7 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Monte Carlo Gold/5.3 Km Nne Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Mountain Maid Gold/1.9 Km Nne Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Kitty Gully Gold/0.8 Km Nnw Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Starlight Gully Gold/2.0 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Unnamed 854534 Gold/1.0 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Bearaway Gully Gold/8.4 Km Ese Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Death Adder Gully Gold/6.4 Km Ese Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Mckenzie'S Gully Gold/7.1 Km Ese Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Nuggety Gully Gold/7.4 Km Ese Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Prospectors' Gully Gold/6.3 Km Ese Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Top Camp Gold/7.5 Km Ese Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Poor Old Torres Gold/1.2 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Queen Alexandra Gold/1.0 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Rapport Gold/1.2 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Reine D'Or Gold/0.7 Km Nne Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Rio Tinto Gold/1.4 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Ruby United Gold/1.1 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Slattery'S Adit Gold/2.2 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Slattery'S Gold/1.2 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Saint Patrick Gold/1.5 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Stuckey'S Gold/1.1 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Tuckers Gold/59.0 Km Se Of Wakooka./Abandoned Mine
Uncle Sandy Gold/3.6 Km Ese Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Weir'S Gold/1.3 Km N Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
Unnamed 835577 Gold/58.3 Km Se Of Wakooka./Abandoned Mine
Unnamed 857529 Gold/0.5 Km Ne Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine
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Post  Detrackozi Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:53 pm

Looks like you best stay away from this spot as it got it's name some how.

Death Adder Gully Gold/6.4 Km Ese Of Munburra./Abandoned Mine

Pig shooters love to wake you up acouple of mate's have lost good dogs up that way from snake's

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Post  Detrackozi Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:01 pm

Tuckers3 T/.1 Kg Gold Bullion/(handpickedore)
Kitty GullyT/1.5 Kg Gold Bullion/
Last Hit2157 T/144 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
Boomerang West4 T/.2 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
Ruby United76 T/6 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
Francis3 T/.082 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
Rapport2 T/.016 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
Boomerang193 T/34.2 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
Queen Alexandra118 T/11 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
Boomerang East302 T/40.7 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
DuffS2 T/.048 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
Hamesly And Quinn3 T/.165 Kg Gold Bullion/(handpickedore)
Hit Or Miss59 T/1.8 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
Poor Old Torres8 T/.6 Kg Gold Bullion/(handpicked)
SlatteryS8 T/.6 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
WeirS6 T/.5 Kg Gold Bullion/(handpickedore)
Saint Patrick111 T/6.7 Kg Gold Bullion/(handpickedore)
Rio Tinto320 T/20.2 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
JephsonS Surprise37 T/3.9 Kg Gold Bullion/(handpicked)
SlatteryS Adit8 T/.2 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
DyerS Opencut10 T//
Duke Of York3 T/.9 Kg Gold Bullion/ Amount of ore produced is approximate only.(handpickedore)
Butchers11 T//(underground)
Graveyard2 T/.062 Kg Gold Bullion/ Period of production is approximate only.(underground)
Lily Of The Valley4 T/2.2 Kg Gold Bullion/ Amount of ore produced is approximate only.(handpicked)
Lizzie Trembles2 T/.2 Kg Gold Bullion/
Mountain Maid5 T/2.5 Kg Gold Bullion/ Amount of ore produced is approximate only.(underground)
Gold Mount2 T/.075 Kg Gold Bullion/
Gladstone502 T/18.8 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
Monte Carlo272 T/10.7 Kg Gold Bullion/(underground)
Uncle Sandy18 T/.3 Kg Gold Bullion 9 T Antimony Concentrate 9 %/(underground)
Uncle Sandy41 T// Amount of ore produced is approximate only. Period of production is approximate only.
Nuggety GullyT/3 Kg Gold Bullion/
Co-Operative TunnelsT/3.9 Kg Gold Bullion/ Period of production is approximate only.
Bearaway GullyT/5 Kg Gold Bullion/


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Post  Inhere Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:38 am

"woken up late one night in his camp by a guy with and shotgun and his mate using a cross bow."

Did he hear any banjo music? STARKE- MUNBURRA, QLD Icon_eek STARKE- MUNBURRA, QLD Affraid
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Post  Guest Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:05 am

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Thanks J.P and Detrack,

Since my post i have had someone give me a lot of maps and info, thanks all for your help.

I hope the taipans arn`t too nasty.

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Post  Jonathan Porter Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:29 am

Taipans are real nasty, even in winter they will go out of their way to take a swipe at you, hence the warning. You get hit with one of them up in that country it would be best to do what the movie says..... "stick your head between your knees and kiss your arse good bye" affraid Lucky thing is though you don't see them in numbers so I would say they have large territories (rodent hunters) so don't tend to bunch up and tend to be nocturnal when on the hunt.

I know another bloke who went in there a few years back and scored a couple of ounces off the old heaps but had to do massive amounts of walking to get onto the areas (no vehicle access even by quad), one spot produced an ounce in an hour or so but he had to skedaddle back out before darkness fell. The guy I knew back in the '90's got one piece around 8 ounces from memory so decent gold can be had from the area. I also have a brother in-law who is a professional crabber in the area if you wanted a contact for some local info, PM me if you like for his details. I also have some quality kevlar snake gators coming in from the US (designed for rattle snake strike) if your interested.

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Post  llanbric Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:23 am

Gaiters are a good idea, I detect gullies and creeks in my area, overgrown snakey places. About an hour up steep hills to the car, then another hour to civilization, can't afford to take chances, one bite under these conditions and you're in deep trouble. Snakeproof gaiters are a cheap insurance policy.

I still haven't come across my first snake for the season, I'm getting off lightly compared to last year. I can hardly wait.

Regards Bill.

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Post  nuggertman Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:43 pm

Jonathan Porter wrote:Here's a good link to the Starcke Gold field north of Cooktown, scroll down to the Cape Melville section http://www.dme.qld.gov.au/zone_files/geoscience_pdf/farnorth_cairnsetc.pdf.

I knew a guy who was prospecting up there years ago, he did pretty well but was using a motor bike to access then a massive foot hike over a rugged mountain range to get into the alluvial gullies. He mentioned the area held some of the biggest and most aggressive Taipans he has ever seen (Old Palmer River prospector so knows a thing or two about snakes) and also told me a horror story of being woken up late one night in his camp by a guy with and shotgun and his mate using a cross bow.

The areas is best visited in June through to October once the rivers dry up after the wet and is from what I can gather is now mostly National park.

Hope this helps,

JP
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Post  Guest Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:07 am

Hi,
Just got back, snagged a few bits.

Only one Tipan that i saw, i will post some pics and places of where it happened.

Stay tuned.

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