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Gold Mining at The Perth Mint
 

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Gold Mining at The Perth Mint - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

One of the courtyards of The Perth Mint contains a mockup of an old gold mining camp, showing the mining and living conditions of the period. This is just one of the displays within The Perth Mint museum. Photography is not permitted within The Perth Mint buildings themselves. You can just about make out the courtyard on the satellite view of the Google map of Perth.

Gold Mining at The Perth Mint - FURTHER INFORMATION

Gold Mining at The Perth Mint - Perth visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Gold Mining at The Perth Mint' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Western Australia.

Panorama taken outside the historic limestone Perth Mint building in Perth.

As one of many exhibits in the Perth Mint, this display captures a time in the history of gold mining in Australia. The discovery of gold in places such as Murchison, Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie in the state of Western Australia led to a massive influx of immigrants to settle the new colony, found a new enterprising economy and forge a new way of life here.

Under the jurisdiction of the British Mint until July 1970, the Perth Mint thrived as one of the leading producers and exporters of gold and precious metals in the world. Today it is both a working museum with guided tours and a thriving refinery and producer of precious metals for the international market making it today the 11th biggest exporter in the Australian economy.

ADDRESS

The Perth Mint
300-310 Hay Street,
East Perth,
Western Australia 6004,
Australia



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