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Post  AnnieL Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:35 am

I recently completed one of those bucket list trips to Cameron Corner. I camped at The Granites Caravan Park in Tibooburra and drove out to the Corner.

While in Tibooburra, I paid $10 per day (per person) to detect on Gumvale Station for 2 days. This can include camping out there if you want to but there are no facilities. The station turnoff is 14 km west of Tibooburra, on the road to Cameron Corner.

To pay, you go to to the two story Tibooburra Hotel as it is also owned by the Hotchin’s who also own the station. Staff are trained to give you a map and receipt.

The geology, where I tried to detect, was extensive shale ridges with quartz leaders running through.  There are some deep mines on the property but long abandoned.  I only had 3 days to detect and, for me, I just couldn’t get a “feel” for the place and gave up after 1.5 days to try the Town Common. Temperatures were creeping up for this time of the year too.

Granite 2 (Jim) - I did look for your book at TJ’s Roadhouse but couldn’t get a copy. Not there or sold out.

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Map of Gumvale. I have inserted some GPS co-ordinates

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Shale ridges

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Ruins
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Post  AnnieL Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:51 am

Photos of old battery on Gumvale-

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Post  davsgold Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:18 pm

Well done on your trip to Tibooburra and Camerons Corner, it's an interesting part of Aus that's for sure, and great pictures as well

cheers dave
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Post  Kon61gold Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:51 pm

Thanks for sharing some of your prospecting adventures with us Annie.

Cheers Kon. T25
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Post  Travelergold Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:21 am

Annie, yes nice pictures. Tibooburra is a great little spot. It would be starting to warm up there now. We have been there a couple times and have enjoyed it each time. Like you we also went out to camerons corner for a day, i think we expected more  than we saw. Scenery not much different to the whole area in general. When we were last up there the wild life was severely suffering and just dropping dead in front of our eyes.  Sorry to see you were not rewarded with any gold. Prehaps next time. TG

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