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Blue Lake Tasmania

1/ The Blue Lake is a flooded quarry just east of Gladstone off the main B82 Road. The water really does shine blue as in the photo above. The area is a former tin mining zone, which is now a very interesting place to explore.

Blue Lake Tasmania

2/ The turquoise blue color is caused by the residue of the former tin mining reflecting the sky. No swimming or drinking are allowed and the cliff edges are unstable.

Blue Lake Tasmania

3/ This photo shows the western end of the lake. The whole lake is about 500 metres long. The total area disturbed by mining is quite large, but much of it has now been partially rehabilitated.

Blue Lake Tasmania

4/ Near the Blue Lake is the Little Blue Lake. This is another area that is now flooded by water. I could plainly hear frogs in this area, which was very encouraging.

Blue Lake Tasmania

5/ The tin mining turned up a huge amount of sand, clay and gravel. This now forms these strange landscapes.

Blue Lake Tasmania

6/ This area was now being effected by gullying.

Blue Lake near Gladstone Tasmania

7/ I noticed this strange moss covering the disturbed ground in some places. I noticed the same moss at POIMENA, which was also a former mining site.

Blue Lake near Gladstone Tasmania

8/ This area looked like it is sometimes flooded by water.

Blue Lake near Gladstone Tasmania

9/ This photo shows the eastern end of the disturbed mining area. Not how Nature dominates beyond this disturbed zone.

 

Mt Cameron near Gladstone Tasmania

1/ Gladstone is in the extreme north east of Tasmania. It sits near Mt Cameron which is 551 metres.

Gladstone Tasmania

2/ Gladstone serves an agricultural community. Here you can see a rural scene graced by a rainbow.

Gladstone Tasmania

3/ Gladstone is the most important road junction in the extreme north east.

Gladstone Tasmania

4/ This is a photo of the old Gladstone Hotel.

Gladstone Tasmania

5/ The old post office has now been converted into a home.

Gladstone Tasmania

6/ There is a picnic, toilet and play area in a city park. Before it is a strange monument.

Gladstone Tasmania

7/ The monument shows mining equipment and a lump of Quartz reflecting the origins of Gladstone as a mining town. In the centre is a buried time capsule.

Gladstone Tasmania

8/ The capsule is due to be opened on the next passing of Halleys Comet in 2062.

Gladstone Tasmania

9/ The old church is no longer being used.

Gladstone Tasmania

10/ The police station is graced by a tree that would look great when it blooms in the spring.

Gladstone Tasmania

11/ There are a variety of houses in Gladstone like this mid Twentieth Century design.

Gladstone Tasmania

12/ There are also a number of Victorian cottages.

Gladstone Tasmania

13/ This a photo of the general store and petrol station.

Gladstone Tasmania

14/ This store shows an interesting bush mural.

Gladstone Tasmania

15/ There are a number of old homes with restoration possibilities in Gladstone.

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