Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Metal

I can’t resist joining Cee’s challenge this week, she has given us “metal” to play with and I have photos of the ultimate metal: GOLD…

We visited the Miners Hall of Fame in Kalgoorlie and watched a demonstration of melting gold and pouring into a mould. Then we got to hold that gold bullion. They had security men at the door….

We visited this museum in 2010 and I have just read in Google that it almost closed in 2011 due to lack of funds. I thought it was one of the most interesting and informative museums about the mining industry, well worth visiting. We spent almost a day there absorbing all the facts. It would be a terrible loss if it did close.

Heating the gold

Heating the gold

Pouring the gold into a mould

Pouring the gold into a mould

This would help pay the bills

This would help pay the bills

It's heavy, don't run off with it Jack

It’s heavy, don’t run off with it Jack

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12 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Metal

  1. Sandra

    I have a picture of me holding a recently smelted gold ingot…it was still warm, taken at Ballarat Aus. It’s the nearest I’ve ever been to that much gold except the Gold Museum in Bogota. (The Gold Museum is fascinating…the pieces/artefacts are all fashioned by the ancient indigenous peoples of the Andean region; such wonderful workmanship)

  2. Nice shots and very interesting as well

    • Mining in Australia is such big business it was good to be able to find out about the history of it and in a hands on way too

  3. What interesting pictures – thank you for sharing. In this case all that glisters is gold!

  4. Love it when I learn something, thanks.

  5. Way cool photos. Actually I should say HOT! I would have loved to have been there. Thanks for sharing!

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