Beehive Chimney mimics grasstree

Posted by barbara on June 17, 2011

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Maldon's Beehive Mine chimney, framed by tussocky grasses, resembles a grasstree.

According to Parks Victoria, 'The Beehive Chimney in Phoenix Street, 30m tall, is one of the last of its kind in Australia and all that remains of a large mine complex that began operations in 1860.'

Not entirely true re the 'all that remains' as a short walk around the old mine site at the top end of Victoria's most intact heritage streetscape soon reveals. The mine shaft is on show, as are the remains of the cyanide vat stands, slum pond, furnace, battery stands and open cut. Well worth a look.

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Maldon's main street

       
 

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