Venus Gold Battery

The Venus Mill is possibly the only stamp mill of its size and condition left anywhere. A typical example of the machinery used to recover gold from quartz by crushing, settling, and amalgamating with mercury.

Built in 1872, one of the first three in Charters Towers. Rebuilt, expanded, and modernised in 1900, bought by the State Government in 1919 after the end of large scale mining, and run at a loss and at reduced capacity until 1973, after which it was handed over to the National Trust of Queensland to be preserved as a tourist attraction.

Address: 
Millchester Road, Charters Towers, QLD
Tel: 
0747872222
Hours: 
9am-3pm daily, closed: Good Friday and Christmas Day
Admission: 
Adults $3.00, Children $1.00, National Trust members: free, special ticket to Venus Battery, Zara Clarke Museum and Stock Exchange: Adults $5, Children $2
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access/ toilets, drinks, guided tours
Collection: 
Complete industrial works in situ
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