Location 385
Location #385 - Prospecting Drive - Pigroot Gully
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Pigroot Gully


Location #385 - Prospecting Drive - Pigroot Gully no accurate location has been determined, but may have been approx 200m west of the mouth of the gully on the northern side.

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No trace of surface workings exist, however some underground workings may still exist.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 c1917 William Richard Parcell (2) syndicate Details
2 c1917 The Bannockburn Coal Company Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
3296 1917 Mine location. Pigroot Gully, lower end (Shepherds Creek). No accurate location has been determined but it may have been approx 200m west of the mouth of the gully, on the northern side. A survey plan of location #248 produced by Mr G A Balikie (surveyor) of Gore, shows (in pencil as an addition) the location of locations #385 and #509, with a note.
3297 1917 General note. It appears from the note on the above-mentioned survey plan that location #385 was worked on in 1917. The survey plan note calls it a prospecting drive. Charlie Scott (a local miner) recalls that it was a decline, driven southwest about 39m in length. It appears that the drive encountered a layer of quartz silica sand which when driven into, or near, flows like water through cracks in rocks and is very difficult to contain. The note on the survey plan mentioned that location #385 is stopped with sand. The drive appears to have been abandoned.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
1156 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 23 Mar 1943 Plan of Shepherd's Creek Coal Mines View Image
2414 Paul Crump - Bannockburn c1917 Prospecting Drives - Coal Mines in Shepherds Creek, Pigroot Gully View Image