Old industrial buildings decay.
A place of inspiration, to do business,
a safe residence, a beacon.
There nothing left
but banded ironstones and marine lava deposits,
interspersed with softer, easily eroded tillites,
mudstones and conglomerates
the outcrop forms the ridge from which the basin and its rocks derive
gold was embedded in a conglomerate,
assumed to be alluvial gold in an old riverbed
tilted by earth movements
not merely developed
for the narrow width of a river,
but continued in depth,
there came the realisation that
this conglomeratic zone was
of sedimentary succession.
Gold occurs only
along northern and western
margins of this basin,
but no continuous band.
from north and west
formed fan deltas,
(gold bearing fan deltas now below the surface)
many braided channels, before
flowing south to sea
rapid and frequent variation
separated by temporary islands
once a given system crosses a threshold
it will convert from meandering to braided
a lagoon located on the river-coast interface
wide, shallow channels, preventing the helical flow
all contain young, rapidly eroding mountains