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Stawell Gold Mine

Leviathan Rd, Stawell, Victoria 3380, Australia
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Nothing much to see now

This is like a history of this town -Stawell and the entire gold mine area is well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mukesh S
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Kathmandu, Nepal
An operational underground mine

There is an observation area outside the compound with some interesting interpretation signs... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ActRegular_traveller
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Canberra, Australia
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Stawell Gold Mine is the largest gold mining operation in Victoria. The mine is renowned (ambiguously) for being the hottest mine in Australia. The Gold mining operations in Stawell have been in operation more recently since the first owners commenced in the eighties. The current owners are Crocodile Mining and have several other mines. The Gold mine has a large viewing area along Reefs Road that runs alongside the portal that enters the mine and continues for approx. 2-3 kilometres in many different directions under the city of Stawell. The observation area has a commentary device activated by visitors to the attraction and visitors can observe the large mining machinery working the mine and also listen to the mining history in Stawell (since 1870's). There are many facets to the visitor area including a heavy bar that repesents the wieght of a REAL gold ingot bar (similar to those poured at the mine in the foundry). The mine at times offers observation tours to SOME areas of the mine IF the request is reasonable and can be negotiated with the owners/administration of the mining operations.
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Leviathan Rd, Stawell, Victoria 3380, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is like a history of this town -Stawell and the entire gold mine area is well preserved/protected now for visitors. There is also an observatory area from where one can see the entire area and the good city view. I just made a round...More

Thank Mukesh S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There is an observation area outside the compound with some interesting interpretation signs, explaining what the various above ground structures are for. And you can see the entrance (or one of the entrances) to the mine, but other than that, not a lot to hold...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

A great place to take a take away meal or flask of coffee. Enjoy the views all day, though sunset over the Grampians is particularly spectacular at this site. Plenty of space for the dogs to have a run around too.

Thank LindaActEquine
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

There is a nice observation area, that tells the story about the mine. Also the gold extraction process. Good for a quick stop off.

Thank B138877
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Obviously on a Sunday you can only look into the operations from the Observation area, still felt a little disappointed I could not get a sample, I wish. Perhaps if we went whilst they were working it would have been more engaging. It is impressively...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Its fun to see the gold being processed. The chart outside the viewing area shows the Gold extraction process with is very enriching. Sample stones at viewing gallery are very enchanting. Nice place to visit.

Thank Sach15
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

we stopped here in the evening after dinner and had a look around. Informative with old machinery and literature

Thank Marianne C
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Lots of history and makes one appreciate the hard work put out by our forefathers . A must see place to learn , see and feel what it is like to live and work in Sovereign Hill area .

Thank RichardTee
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We unfortunatly didn't get to see much from the observation area. Was a little disappionted that all we could see was the high fences around the fields.

Thank habanachooky
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Interesting to see a working site in VIC. Quite out of the town if on foot. wasnt able to see much as need a pass. Contact Site first before visiting, not to be dissapointed

Thank melinda s
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