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Secrets of Costerfield revealed

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May 10, 2018

YOU’RE invited along to see why Costerfield rocks — or at least learn about Costerfield’s rocks.

YOU’RE invited along to see why Costerfield rocks — or at least learn about Costerfield’s rocks.

On May 19 the hall committee will be presenting a walk and talk history day, which will cover everything from 1836 and Major Mitchell to the mining booms and the current mining operations in the area.

“It’ll be a great day, at this stage we have no idea how many people will show up,” Costerfield Hall Committee’s Norm Harris said.

“We’re hoping people will venture around the area themselves too.”

Mr Harris knows a thing or two about the area and will be leading the talk.

“I’m really keen on the history side of things but I wouldn’t call myself an expert,” he said.

“There were three mining boom periods throughout the decades and there’s still Mandalay Resources working there today — they employ about 200 people so Costerfield is very much still alive.”

A feature of the day will be a Mandalay Resources geologist, who will talk about the current operations at the mine.

Mr Harris said the current Costerfield operations by Mandalay are a great support to the area.

“It’s a great thing for Heathcote as a lot of people live locally while they work,” he said.

The Costerfield History Day Walk and Talk is on May 19 at 1pm. Entry is $5 per adult, with the proceeds going to the hall committee, under 16s are free and afternoon tea is provided.

For more information call Norm Harris on 54353635.

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