Chemicals for testing gold

Guess the chemical by the colour, and its use. These chemicals were used for assessing the quality of gold and other metals and were left behind when the school closed. The School of Mines operated between 1939 to 1972.

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Norseman Historical Museum

A lucky horse finds gold and over a hundred years later a museum moves into the old School of Mines.

This museum has one of the most unusual and quirky items you will ever see - ask to see the typewriter keys! (Story below). Norseman Historical Museum celebrates the Goldfields, mining and local...


43 McGrath St
Norseman WA 6443

Open Hours

Mon to Thurs 10am - 1pm

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