Blackwater Coal Museum….Blackwater International Coal Centre

http://www.bicc.com.au/ …provide a sophisticated and enduring platform for showcasing the mighty Australian Coal Industry and the associated industries that underpin the state and federal economies. The Australian Coal Mining Museum does this by providing museum exhibits and interactive displays, educational material for schools and visitors, and mine tours visiting local mine sites and viewing theContinue reading “Blackwater Coal Museum….Blackwater International Coal Centre”

Curtis Island Queensland

http://nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/curtis-island/index.html http://www.gladstoneregion.info/destinations/curtis-island/ Curtis Island Curtis Island offers stunning unspoilt beaches, intimate north-facing bays, sparkling ocean, the Great Barrier Reef, wilderness, wetlands as well as an outback-style cattle station. It even has its own airstrip. It is this combination of these diverse attributes and natural beauty which make Turtle Street absolutely unique in Australia and perhapsContinue reading “Curtis Island Queensland”

Gladstone Queensland

I traveled to Gladstone by plane. It cost me $161 one way with Qantas. The lady on the air train paid $61 with Virgin. The passenger sitting next to me paid $71 also with Qantas. Obviously one has to search the web thoroughly to get a cheap fare…. It was the day before Christmas. IContinue reading “Gladstone Queensland”

Quilpie Queensland

26.879°S 144.196°E We drove through Quilpie stopping for a meal at the corner Cafe and Petrol Station where we had a huge hamburger and cold drinks. The town is very spread out…You first see the Motel, then a couple of others and you are through. Motel accommodation was $89 a night and the caravan parkContinue reading “Quilpie Queensland”

Moranbah Queensland

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moranbah,_Queensland I am working as a Camp Cook at Moranbah….it is a very isolated farm area which is now studded with rigs mining natural gas with coal energy. I did a 3 day induction and a local induction and am now working in a Camp. Mackay is 2 hours by car driving through Nebo andContinue reading “Moranbah Queensland”

The Gemfields of Queensland

A Gem of a Place http://www.gemfest.com.au/Gemfest-Info/Explore-the-Gemfields Home to Gemfest, the Sapphire Gemfields covers almost 900 square kilometres of one of the world’s most significant sapphire-bearing grounds and takes in the delightful townships of Anakie, Sapphire, Rubyvale and The Willows. Located in Central Queensland, the Gemfields are only four hours west of Rockhampton on the Capricorn Highway. PeopleContinue reading “The Gemfields of Queensland”

Prehnite..Calcium Aluminium Silicate Hydroxide Mineral

http://www.allaboutgemstones.com/semi-precious_gems_prehnite.html Prehnite (French: Chrysolite du Cap, German: Adilit, Aedelit) is a relatively rare Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide mineral that was named after Dutch Colonel Hendrik von Prehn (1733-1785), when it was discovered in 1788. Prehnite is a pinacoidal phyllosilicate (Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide) that typically occurs within cavities of vesicular mafic igneous rock that formed through hydro-thermal action. Prehnite typically occursContinue reading “Prehnite..Calcium Aluminium Silicate Hydroxide Mineral”

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