UNDERGROUND AND SURFACE TOURS
History will come alive as you drive along the road through the Apollyon Valley thinking, “how did they find this mine?”
Then coming over the hill to view the magnificent smelter built by the Daydream Mining Association and used by Broken Hill.
Then the old township which once had a population of approx 500.
As you descend deep into the mine, you will see the tunnels and voids created by the miners and travel through the mine and see the working conditions of those miners from long ago. A miner’s life consisted of twelve hour days, six days a week. Miners worked by Candlelight which were held in holders known as spiders. Mining method was mostly by hammer and tapping holes, then firing them. Miners did not leave the workings for firings. Pickey boys (Lads of 14-15 years old) would handpick the ore after a firing, and bag it. Most miners suffered failing eyesight and respiratory diseases.