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Burra Mongolata Mines

Name of
Claim/Mine

Also Known As

Period Worked

OreProduced
(In tons &
hundredweights)

Gold Produced
(In troy weight)

Value of Gold:
N = Normal
P = Premium

Method of
Working

Comments

Section No. in
Hundred of
Mongloata

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Anderson’s Reward

1933

6 t 7 cwt

2 oz 5 dwt 3 gr

N/A

Open cut 15’ x 10’

Worked by
R. Anderson

4E

Baldina

Baldina Mongolata
GM Syndicate
Mongolata No. 5

1932-45

578 t 16 cwt

1,369 oz
18 dwt 15 gr

£5,512-0-11 N£6,022- 15-0 P

3 main shafts, 30’ 90’, 100’, 2 undelie shafts, main adit 226’

Many tributers also worked shallow shafts

23M

Better ’Ole

1932

1 t 12 cwt

1 oz 13 dwt

£5-10-11 N£3-12-1 P

N/A

Absorbed into other leases

N/A

Black Hills Claims

P. Oates ClaimA. Morrison Claim

1932-34

11 t 5 cwt

1 oz 3 dwt 11 gr

£4-8-6 N

Open cuts & drives

Yields very poor

70

Burra Mongolata Syndicate

J. Kellaway & Riggs Claim

1931-33

6 t

1 oz 15 dwt

£6-18-6 N

Adit & several shafts

18N

Byles Mongolata GM Co.

Mongolata GM Syndicate

Main effort 1930-35Minor effort 1945-52

3,549 t 17 cwt

3,938 13 dwt 13 gr

N/A

Extensive, main shaft 341’, main adit at 92’ over 1,000’.Many shafts, drives, adits, crosscuts & stopes

Discovered Henry Byles, worked by Mpngolata GM Syndicate, reformed in 1932 as Byles Mongolata GM Co.

36W

Caller Brae

Terry’s Mongolata No. 4

1940

As Terry’s or Mongolata No. 4 1 t 10 cwtCaller Brae 64 t 3 cwt

6 dwt 13 gr63 oz 0 dwt 21 gr

£241-3-7 N£1-11-1 P

10’ shaft & adit

Worked by R. Anderson

36W

Chalk Cliff Gold Prospecting

1934

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cunningham & Baillie

1933

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Results unsatisfactory

82

Curlew

1930-45 & 1950

738 t 2 cwt

1,817 oz 7 dwt 20 gr

£7,424-13-3 N

2 long adits, 30’ shaft & many drives

H. Morgan made the claim in 1931, worked by Curlew GM Syndicate.1950 results poor

36W& 23N

D. Dillon

1934

1 t 13 cwt

3 oz 3dwt 10 gr

N/A

N/A

Worked by D. Dillon

N/A

Donovan, Wills & McConnell

1931-32

N/A

N/A

N/A

Shallow shafts & adits

55

The Dope

1936-37

57 t 1 cwt

4 oz 4 dwt 22 gr

N/A

N/A

Worked by G. Evans

98

Duffer

1938

25 t 16 cwt

11 dwt 10 gr

N/A

N/A

Worked by G. Evans

105

East View

Rampton’s ClaimPart as Wally’s ClaimPart as Lucky Chance(N of Wally’s Hope)

1930-4219461955

552 t 1 cwt15 t 9 cwtN/A

573 oz 12 dwt 6 gr29 oz 17 dwt 8 grN/A

┐£2,240-17-1 N┘£2,057-7-5 PN/A

Open cut, adits of 310’ & 67’ & 90’ shaft with drives & underlie shaft

1946: Worked by W. Edwards1955: worked by F. Gerlan

36W

Feltus’ Claim

1933-34

N/A

N/A

N/A

Shallow pits & open cut

Assayed up to 6 dwt/ton

55

Fuss’ Claim

1931

N/A

N/A

N/A

Open cut & trenches

Worked by A. Fuss

91

Gaghen’s Show

1935

N/A

N/A

N/A

Several shafts: deepest 30’, & drives

Worked by C. Gaghen & three others

185

R. Garrard

1932

N/A

N/A

N/A

Shallow trenches

Worked by R. Garrard for alluvial, but poor results.

25

Golden Eagle

1933

15 t

3 oz 9 dwt

N/A

Shaft to 25’ then on underlie

Worked by Trenwith & Lunnay: unpayable

55

Golden Guinea

1934

50 t

12 oz 18 dwt 13 gr

N/A

50’ shaft

Worked by L. & F. Fayers

55

Golden Harp

As part of Byles Mongolata GM Co.

1930-33From 1933 for several years

1 t 3 cwt

7 oz 11 dwt 2 gr

£29-0-7 N£45-17-0 P

308’ adit & drive at 130’

John Baker took the claim Dec. 1930: to Golden Harp GM Co. in 1931: unpayable.1933 to Byles Mongolata GM Co. who found payable gold.

36W

Golden Speck

Northern Hope

19341936

3 t 14 cwt5 t 12 cwt

3 oz 7 dwt2 oz 5 dwt 9 gr

N/AN/A

ShaftsShafts

Dept. map shows these as the same.

55

Good Hope

1934

28 t

3 oz 3 dwt 15 gr

N/A

N/A

59 & 60

Hansel & Mundy

Terry’s ClaimPart reworked as Caller Brae

1930-361940

62 t

51 oz 7dwt 9 gr

N/A

58’ shaft with crosscuts & drives

Taken Dec. 1930 by W. Terry.1931 Hansel Mundy worked an option.1932-36 worked on tribute.1940 see under Caller Brae.

36W

King Francis

1936-38

7 t

2 oz 5 dwt 5 gr

N/A

Shaft

Worked by F. Riley for very poor results.

36W

Kooringa

N/A

5 t 5 cwt

7 dwt 9 gr

£1-5-6 N

N/A

N/A

F. Lewis

1931

No gold found

N/A

42½’ shaft with E & W drives

Worked by F. Lewis

36W

Lewis

1931

3 t

1 oz 5 dwt 12 gr

N/A

Open cut & adit

Worked by Lewis & party.

23S

Mongolata Alluvial

Mongolata No. 1 Alluvial, see alsoMongolata Central

1932-33

15 t 18 cwt5 t

13 dwt 17 gr2 oz 17 dwt 8 gr

£2-0-9 N£11-1-11 N

Shafts: deepest 187’ with 2 drives & winze

Worked by Mongolata Alluvial GM Co.

23N

Mongolata Block 8

Flaherty, Bevan & Morgan’s Claim

1930-34

72 t 12 cwt

145 oz 6 dwt 12 gr

£572-3-10 N

Adits & open cuts

Dec. 1930 claim of Flaherty, Bevan & Morgan.1931 to Mongolata Block 8 GM Co.1934 let on tribute.Liquidated & acquired by Byles Mongolata.

36W

Mongolata Central

Mongolata No. 1 Alluvial

1933-37

40 t 16 cwt

7 oz 12 dwt 1 gr

£27-17-9 N£6-12-5 P

100’ shaft, adit, winze & drives etc.

Mongolata Central GM Syndicate did much unsuccessful exploration. Relationship with Mongolata No. 1 Alluvial unclear from notes.

23N

Mongolata No. 3

1931 for several years

29 t 5 cwt

56 oz 18 dwt 1 gr

N/A

70’ shaft with stopes

Worked by K. & N. James

36W

Mongolata No. 6

Johnston’s Claim

1931, abandoned by 1932

1 t 9 cwt

1 oz 1 dwt 12 gr

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mongolata North

Reynold’s Claim

1933

62 t

15 oz 18 dwt 13 gr

N/A

Adit

Worked by Reynolds: unpayable.

36W

Mongolata South

D. Dunning’s Claim

1934-351942

3 t

1 oz 5 dwt 12 gr

N/A

40’ shaft with drives & crosscuts: short adits

A group of 6 claims by W. Pexton.South-east corner reworked by G. Dunning

23S

A. Moore

1931

N/A

N/A

N/A

Underlie shaft

Values low & erratic

82

Mt Blanche

1936

27 t 18 cwt

12 oz 14 dwt 17 gr

N/A

Shaft

Worked by Mt Blanche GM Syndicate

76

Mt Edith

1931-32

N/A

N/A

N/A

Shaft

1931 worked by A. McCallum1932 worked by J.H. HiddleAlso by Mt Edith GM Syndicate for poor results

76

NewEnterprise

1933-34

N/A

N/A

N/A

Adit with winze, shaft & shallow pits

1933 worked by J. Broadbent1934 worked by New Enterprise GM SyndicateResults uneconomic.

83

Newicke Ck

1936

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Name applied to a group of unsuccessful claims: e.g. see The Duffer & Par Lap

137, 105, 100

North Star

1936

67 t 7 cwt

10 oz 10 dwt 8 gr

N/A

N/A

53W

Orinda

J.H. Schwier’s Claim

1931

N/A

Section 55 option assayed at 3 dwt/ton & 1.4% copper

N/A

16’ adit & costeen pits

Orinda Gm held an option over J.H. Schwier’s claim west of Byles’ on 36W and over part Section 55.Byles Mongolata took over the former.

36W55

Par Lap

1938-391946

5t

10 dwt 9 gr

N/A

N/A

1938-39 worked by G. Evans

137

Pinaroo Syndicate

1933-34

N/A

N/A

N/A

2 shafts: 2 adits

Traces of gold in thin veins only

18N

Poverty Point

1941-42

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

On site of previous operations

N/A

Price’s Claim

1933

N/A

N/A

N/A

15’ adit

Worked by J.R. Price with poor results

42

G. Reid

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Shallow pits

Worked by G.A. Reid with poor results

41, 42

Retriever

1935

48 t

6 oz 14 dwt 15 gr

N/A

Many short adits & shafts

Considerable work for poor yields

55

Rising Sun

1932

N/A

A small amount

N/A

Adit & shaft

1932 taken up by E.J. Harris & soon acquired by Byles Mongolata who developed it

36W

Rosewall’s Claim

1934-35

N/A

N/A

N/A

40’ Adit

Worked by J.A. Rosewall for very low gold values

55

Salter & Hogan’s

Iron Battler

1931-32

2 t 15 cwt

6 oz 7 dwt 10 gr

N/A

Shallow shafts & trenches

Some good specimens, but no regular vein found

36W

Salter’s Claim

1933

N/A

N/A

N/A

Open cut

Worked by H. Slater for no results

42

Scammell’s Alluvial

1934-35

25 t

7 dwt 3 gr

N/A

187’ shaft

Worked by Scammell’s Alluvial GM Co.

36E & 35

Seaton & Gregory

1932-33

75 t

6 oz 16 dwt 12 gr

N/A

128’ shaft

Seaton & Gregory worked for alluvial, but results were poor

63

Section 30

1934

3 t 1 cwt

2 oz 7 dwt 3 gr

N/A

Shallow workings

Several prospectors worked claims on section 30 in 1934

30

Section 55

N/A

5t 4 cwt

2 oz 12 dwt 12 gr

£9-13-7 N

N/A

55

Shipway & Evans

1931-36

N/A

N/A

N/A

20’ shaft, open cut with drive

Small low grade veins

82

Takati

From 1932, but irregular after 1936

1,017 t 2 cwt

2,714 oz 4 dwt 19 gr

£10,834-9-0 N£1,147-11-8 P

80’ shaft, winze 50’ at bottom, other shafts crosscuts, drives etc.

Pexton Bros took up the claim.Pexton’s Takati GM Co. was floated in 1933.Results good till 1936 then poor

23N & 23S

Threadgold’s Claim

Takati South

1930-35

25 t

1 0z 9 dwt 19 gr

N/A

Short adit, shallow pits, 30’ underlie shaft

Threadgold’s was a 1 acre claim on part of a closed road worked by Alfred Threadgold: unpayable.When called Takati South the map places it at a different location!

18N23M

Wildildie

1933-37

291 t 15 cwt

162 oz 3 dwt 2 gr

N/A

Many shafts adits & drives

Values poor after an early rich patch

23NM & 23N

G. Williams

1934

N/A

N/A

N/A

Small shaft

Unpayable

83

Wiltshire’s Claim

1936

N/A

N/A

N/A

Shallow workings

Area north of Mongolata North Mine: worked by Wiltshire & a mate: values low

36

Note:
N/A in the above table means that in our initial search the information was not found: it may or may not be available elsewhere.

Other Mongolata Claims.

It will be noted that in the tables above it suggests that not all the claims are identified by name.The Section 30 claims, the Black Hills Claims and the Newicke Creek Claims are examples where groups of prospectors are not differentiated.A Department of Mines & Energy map of Mongolata Goldfield dated 28 November 1978identifies and locates the above mines and claims and in addition shows the following claims.

Name of Claim

Section Number inHundred of Mongolata

Comment

E. Bywaters

74

D. Evans

108

G. Evans

137

See also, The Dope, The Duffer & Par Lap

P. Flaherty

36W

Same Flaherty as Block 8?

Gordon & Fuss

Boundary 90 & 91

G. Hambour

26W

H. James

36W

T. Lunnay

36W

Same Lunnay as Golden Eagle?

A. Marshall

36W

P. Oates

55

See Black Hills Claims

Reid’s Claim

23N

Riley & Reynold’s Claim

36W

Immediately west of King Francis worked by F. Riley & see Mongolata North for Reynold.

H. Shipway

83

See also Shipway & Evans

J. Smith

36W

Winkley & Evans

82 or perhaps 157

Map unclear & which Evans is not stated.