Monday, June 23, 2014

Visitors to the Bush

We've had both grandparents visit us - first Grandma and Grandpa for Anzac Weekend and then Nanna and Pop for the Queen's Birthday long weekend.  
The kids were super excited to see them.  And we got to do some fun things with both.  
Unfortunately I didn't get photos with them properly. Sorry.....

We visited Rubyvale and became fossickers for the day, trying to find that elusive mega-sized sapphire! (We didn't find one...)

This is the largest underground walk-in mine, the Miner's Heritage Walk-in Mine.  It's 400-something metres long and like a rabbit warren with paths going everywhere.  It was a working mine but now makes more money from tourism!  

The next step is to buy a bag of "wash" (lots of dirt and small rocks) and then clean it, sieve it and try to find a few sparkly bits!

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