Tin yandy

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Milling and mining

This tin yandy is shaped in the traditional form of a coolamon dish that is shaken in a rhythmic motion to separate grass seeds from their husks for damper making. Adapted, it was used by Aboriginal women to separate the tin from the dirt. After the Pilbara Strike in 1946, which saw Aboriginal station workers leave stations because of low or no wages, some people attained mining leases and set up their own companies, mining tin, beryl, tantalite and columbite around Port Hedland and Marble Bar to support their communities.

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Comet Gold Mine and Tourist Centre

Plenty of gold still here

Gold fever hit Marble Bar in the 1890s but the rocky hills and alluvial creeks hold much more that gold. Situated 9 kilometres from Marble Bar, adjacent to the old Comet gold mine, this gem of a...

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Hillside Road
Marble Bar WA 6760
Australia

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7 days 9am - 4pm

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