The area around Gilgai is dotted with mine shafts that are unique in Australia. They are known as ‘concertina shafts’ because the seams of tin bearing ore were in a zigzag pattern and were mined accordingly. The precious stones found here include sapphires, rubies and some diamonds.
Wine grapes were grown here in 1849 by Charles Wyndham and re-introduced in 1968. Agriculture is the main industry in the area with beef cattle production and a wine the main products.
Gilgai has a public school which was built in 1878 from bricks baked on the site. There is also a general store, rural supplies store, Anglican Church, Salvation Army Church, community hall and tennis complex.
EMC Metals and Jervois Mining Ltd. Receive the NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Nyngan Gilgai Scandium Deposit.
Apr 16, 2010; EMC Metals Corp. (TSX:EMC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received a NI 43-101 technical report and mineral...