Ravenswood as life
by Shane Rackham
Old mining equipment in Ravenswood
I live in Ravenswood and alot of people think that all of the gold has been taken away from here.
In fact that is wrong I am a part time prospector myself and have found gold, I have now got a gold detector and I know people who have found gold nuggets and I have seen them first hand.
Ravenswood is a very quiet town but is a very special place especially for people who are into the history of mining.
Ravenswood has a massive range of history not just about the mine but about the town, how it was found and much more.
There is even an old miner's hut that had 22 people living in the house at once and it is from sometime in the 1800s.
There is also 2 pubs, a pottery, a shop and a court house with a small jail.
There is an old smelter next to the Railway Hotel pub and many mine shafts and left over mining equiptment.
For a small town it has a great deal of history so if you like the history of mining Ravenswood is the place for you.