Berry Deep Lead

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Berry Leads,University of Ballarat Historical Collection (Cat. No.531.1 )


Origin of the name


The Berry Deep Lead was overlaid with basalt by numerous volcanic cones in the area. The leads were first worked beneath basalt in 1854, but it was the discovery of the new leads nother of Spring Hill in 1977 that led to a period of great activity and interest. This system of leads are the best gold producing leads in Victoria and of world prominence.[1]


See also

Mining in Berry Deep Lead - Mining companies in Berry Deep Lead - Mining gullies in Berry Deep Lead - Mining gutters in Berry Deep Lead - Mining leads in Berry Deep Lead - Mining reefs in Berry Deep Lead


  1. Jacobs Lewis Vines Architects and Conservation Planners, 'Historic Sites Survey: Ballarat Study Area', 1980, pp28.


Further reading

''The Berry Leads'' article from the Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, Term Four, 1908.

External links

--Beth Kicinski 16:55, 16 November 2016 (AEDT)

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