Aerial view of the surface pit top buildings of Richmond Main Colliery south of Kurri Kurri, circa 1952 to 1954. #ThrowbackThursday http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/copyright

Aerial view of the surface pit top buildings of Richmond Main Colliery south of Kurri Kurri, circa 1952 to 1954. #ThrowbackThursday http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/copyright

This 10.8 kg. nugget is the largest remaining complete gold nugget found in NSW. It was found in Meroo Creek near Hargraves south of Mudgee in 1887. From the Economic Rock & Mineral Collection of the Geological Survey of NSW. http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/copyright #flashbackfriday

This 10.8 kg. nugget is the largest remaining complete gold nugget found in NSW. It was found in Meroo Creek near Hargraves south of Mudgee in 1887. From the Economic Rock & Mineral Collection of the Geological Survey of NSW. http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/copyright #flashbackfriday

#ThrowbackThursday: Miners tin sluicing in the old Vegetable Creek at Emmaville, New England, #NSW

#ThrowbackThursday: Miners tin sluicing in the old Vegetable Creek at Emmaville, New England, #NSW

Miners tin sluicing in Vegetable Creek at Emmaville, a village on the Northern Tablelands of NSW #throwbackthursday http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/copyright

Miners tin sluicing in Vegetable Creek at Emmaville, a village on the Northern Tablelands of NSW #throwbackthursday http://www.trade.nsw.gov.au/copyright

Priming explosives in the ore face, underground at Elura Mine, #Cobar #NSW, circa 1988 #FlashbackFriday #safety #mine

Priming explosives in the ore face, underground at Elura Mine, #Cobar #NSW, circa 1988 #FlashbackFriday #safety #mine

Lead smelting at Broken Hill; weighing & feeding floor, circa 1887. #ThrowbackThursday #smelting #NSW

Lead smelting at Broken Hill; weighing & feeding floor, circa 1887. #ThrowbackThursday #smelting #NSW

Sunlight Gold Mine, Hillgrove, New South Wales, circa 1907, 30 km east of Armidale. #FlashbackFriday

Sunlight Gold Mine, Hillgrove, New South Wales, circa 1907, 30 km east of Armidale. #FlashbackFriday

NSW marble, formerly in the foyer of Sydney’s Geological and Mining Museum, which closed in 1996. #ThrowbackThursday

NSW marble, formerly in the foyer of Sydney’s Geological and Mining Museum, which closed in 1996. #ThrowbackThursday

Hydraulic sluicing and miners at New Chum Hill, Kiandra (90 km north-west of Cooma), in winter snow #FlashbackFriday

Hydraulic sluicing and miners at New Chum Hill, Kiandra (90 km north-west of Cooma), in winter snow #FlashbackFriday

Rusting wreckage of the S.S. Merimbula on Whale Point in Abrahams Bosom Reserve, Currarong. Ran aground 25-3-1928. Most of the wreck is under water. ‪#‎throwbackthursday‬ See http://goo.gl/tCNpsx for more on the Merimbula and its demise.

Rusting wreckage of the S.S. Merimbula on Whale Point in Abrahams Bosom Reserve, Currarong. Ran aground 25-3-1928. Most of the wreck is under water. ‪#‎throwbackthursday‬ See http://goo.gl/tCNpsx for more on the Merimbula and its demise.

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