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Panoramas from the Eastern Goldfields.

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by bilzmale, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Visited Kalgoorlie, Boulder and Coolgardie over the weekend. (I spent the first 16 years of my life in Kalgoorlie.) The area is one of the most productive gold mining areas in the world. There are many fine buildings erected around the early 1900's that are well maintained. The area had many deep mines but now open cut mining is in favour.

    Coolgardie Municipal Offices.
    16922861221_3b9d2f3665_b. DSC01153-Edit-2 Panorama rs by bilzmale, on Flickr

    Kalgoorlie Town Hall
    16897950536_b89f452aab_b. [Group 2]-DSC00233-Edit_DSC00234-Edit-2 images_0002_Town Hall B&W rs by bilzmale, on Flickr


    Kalgoorlie Post Office
    16301486734_de54dc31b9_b. [Group 4]-DSC00247-Edit_DSC00250-Edit-4 images_0000_Post Office rs by bilzmale, on Flickr


    Interior of St Mary's Cathedral
    16301486414_1eeaf1c517_b. [Group 9]-DSC00295-Edit_DSC00297-Edit-3 images_0000 rs by bilzmale, on Flickr


    The Super Pit
    16897950076_b74bafa2bb_b. [Group 7]-DSC00280-Edit_DSC00282-Edit-3 images_0000_Superpit rs by bilzmale, on Flickr
     
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  2. SnapDawg

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    Ken
    By jove, that is a mighty fine image of one pretty impressive pit. I've never been there but those names ring a bell. I'd really like to see a larger version and some more images.
     
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Yes it's massive. The pit is oblong in shape and is approximately 3.5 kilometres long, 1.5 kilometres wide and 570 metres deep. At these dimensions, it is large enough to be seen from space.
     
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    People still mining that pit?
     
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Very much so.
     
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