The Ruins of The Charters Towers Gold Pyrites Works (1880).

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11 aylar önce

Come along for a walk around the extensive ruins of the Charters Towers Pyrites Works, constructed in the early 1880s to extract gold from complex sulphide ores using a chlorine solution. The works were abandoned in the early 1900s after cyaniding replaced chlorination as a simpler extraction method. The Pyrites Works closed under tragic circumstances and the structures were cannibalised for other ventures in the area. All of Towers Hill is on the Queensland Heritage Register. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren and Colleen.

@WildWestGal 11 aylar önce
Wonderful tour of this historic ruin, Warren! Love the history and the views of the area, beautiful! That any of the brick and masonry are still standing is such a tribute to the bricklayers and masons. What a job that must have been. That manager who went temporarily insane probably had been pushed by other situations at the mill that were not being addressed, and then to be told 25% of his income was now gone sent him over the edge. Only the lofty BODs lived high on the hog. The workers were probably barely getting by. Sad. ... Happy Holidays to you and Colleen! Cheers for now.
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for your great comment WWG, yes no doubt there were no pay cuts for the BODs LOL. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2023! Warren and Colleen.
@tomfrazier1103 11 aylar önce
Our mill in Waianae was said to have been proud of their stonework. It opened in 1878 and closed in 1946. The final demolition happened in the '90s. Very little was up when I first lived there in 1992. In 2018 a surviving structure, an 1897 hydropower plant collapsed. The Board of Water Supply seized it in a forced sale from the Capital Investment group that had purchased the Plantation. Ultimately Chinn Ho's vision of a 2d Waikiki never panned out, but he still made money subdividing the plantation and building a Golf course/condominium. Digging in a late 19th century machine shop dump I also found some granite flagstones and some cut limestone. Some bricks from Glasgow were dated 1878. German and American capital built the plantation.
@myhificloud 11 aylar önce
Fantastic history, thank you for this
@richardbeee 11 aylar önce
Always love the history. Thank you for sharing.
@Paisly17 11 aylar önce
Great video Warren, Australian history in its finest. thanks and merry Christmas 🎅
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for your comment Paul - Happy Fossicking mate! Warren.
@terrystewart2070 11 aylar önce
Merry Christmas Warren and Colleen.....I love your video history series on everything Australia, so I'm always hoping you will post more. Thank you..
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for your comment Terry - Merry Christmas mate! Warren and Colleen.
@brushitoff503 11 aylar önce
Awesome history tour Warren thanks!
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for your comment and Happy Fossicking! Warren.
@davidfish591 11 aylar önce
Pretty cool, thanks so much for showing us the site. Happy Christmas to you and Colleen and all your fans. Hope ya have a great summer. All the best from Washington State.
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for supporting our channel David, Merry Christmas mate! Warren and Colleen.
@MsCarissa007 11 aylar önce
Really enjoyed this episode, I have visited the site when posted to TVL ‘82-88. Brought back some really gods memories 👍
@WeirdOneOz 8 aylar önce
Great job at walking us through it. I appreciate the effort.
@jimmymalone3494 11 aylar önce
It was awesome video Warren i enjoy old historical.Thank for sharing with us, Merry Christmas Warren and Colleen.
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for commenting Jimmy - Merry Christmas mate! Warren and Colleen.
@ghostrider9978 11 aylar önce
Great upload,, really appreciate your efforts on this one. Very interesting. Thank you.
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for taking the time to watch and comment - Happy Fossicking! Warren.
@SummerTanagerfossicking 3 aylar önce
Great history lesson! Cheers!
@annadenaro9919 11 aylar önce
Awesome. I couldn't not find a way up towers hill to find this area. I could only find the contaminated things end. How do you get to the mill?
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for the comment Anna - the lower area of the mill ruins are accessible from a walking track off Rainbow Road (Brown Street). The upper area can be accessed from the Towers Hill lookout. Happy Fossicking! Warren.
@travissyme6755 11 aylar önce
🇦🇺 T..... from bundamba 4304 🇦🇺 Hay brother keep up the ways u show the world our history & the past.. we as part of the Golddiggers & Gold-rats family here in beautiful Brisbane Australia 🇦🇺 4122 mt gravatt... fully enjoy your walk-a-bouts around this beautiful Australian 🇦🇺 landscape.. we need 2 all help keep the past way's alive & remembered.. we can not lose the storie of our history, we have already lost alot of the old past... as in we have lost a lot of the OLD ABORIGINALS DREAM-TIMES STORIES.. keep the storytelling alive my brother xox T.....from bundamba Australia 🇦🇺
@scottdunbar4898 11 aylar önce
You are a very interesting teacher. Thanks for the video.
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Cheers Scott - all the best for 2023 mate - Happy Fossicking! Warren and Colleen.
@outbacknomad9939 11 aylar önce
Great story great bit of history
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for your comment - all the best and Happy Fossicking! Warren.
@vinylvishrecords 11 aylar önce
Perfect opening with the big bird flying behind you.
@thesurfingprospector6345 11 aylar önce
Gday Warren Geez I think I may have been there about 4 yrs ago Not real sure looks similar to one I went to Nice tour of the old place mate how’s ya knees after that lol lol Mine were killing watching lol 😂 I googled it up there is a few old building spots maybe worth detecting ?? Merry Christmas 🎄 to you both also Cheers 🍻 CrouchOz
@annadenaro9919 11 aylar önce
Will you go detecting in charters towers? Will you visit Ravenswood?
@phillipgriffin7 11 aylar önce
Thanks for sharing
@cheaplaughkennedy2318 11 aylar önce
Really interesting .
@chuxxsss 11 aylar önce
Don't get pulled over Warren my cousin is a copper there. lol. We use to play in the pinky purple tailings, our hair would go green.
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for commenting - love the Towers, always a great place to visit - Happy Fossicking! Warren.
@paulw9584 11 aylar önce
i wonder was the brick hopper lined with wood as the brick is soft it would break up
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for your comment Paul, great bit of insight, you are absolutely right the brick hopper would not have stood constant ore being dumped, probably had a 'disposable' wooden liner for sure. Happy Fossicking mate! Warren.
@farenheit1100 11 aylar önce
Warrn how mamy aviation accidents happened before the 1942 demolitions were carried out? cMerry Christmas to you and Coleen and the family. Hugh
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
G'day Hugh, I can't find any evidence of aircraft accidents caused by the chimney, but given that it had been abandoned for 40 years when demolished, it certainly wasn't worth the lives of a B-24 crew, so down it came! All the best mate, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Warren and Colleen.
@malcolmmacdonald8405 6 aylar önce
There was no airstrip there before 1942. It was built at the request of the USAAF and the 3rd Bomb Group was based there until early 1943 when they moved up to New Guinea.
@objectivesovereignty 11 aylar önce
Yer narr , that was good. Liked the story about the shooting. Top stuff, cheers.
@dk7863 11 aylar önce
very interesting , thanks.
@NASKO1973 11 aylar önce
Mantap 👍👍
@hardyakka6200 11 aylar önce
I bet the board never took any pay cuts. just him and the wor\kers. pity his revolver jammed.
@darrylrowley7547 11 aylar önce
Much of what you're showing here is evident in my home town Kadina, SA and Wallaroo where copper was mined in 1850 - 1890. The best chimney stack in Australia is located at Wallaroo where a smelter was built, square instead of round.
@darrylkelly7958 11 aylar önce
Theres a nice tower over in Burra as well.
@ozzyalchemist8806 11 aylar önce
@waynegiles2873 11 aylar önce
Unreal would of watched it if it went hour's
@NQExplorers 11 aylar önce
Thanks for commenting Wayne - Happy Fossicking mate! Warren.
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