When old meets new

June 2019

Ballarat Gold Mine typically works well below the original historic mine shafts.  Recently our activities took us just below and into the historic New Normanby Mine, where we found remnant timbers used for ground support in the early 1900’s. This was a fabulous opportunity to see the old timbers in their original site 460 metres below the surface.

These timbers were returned to the surface and can now be seen while visiting Sovereign Hill Museum on a tour of their mine site.

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