Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum

Location: 2 Bromide Street, Broken Hill, NSW
Phone: 08 8080 3500
Website: http://www.visitbrokenhill.com.au/accom_result1/albert-kersten-mining-minerals-museum/
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Landscape of the Living Desert Park near Broken HillThe Museum is housed in the Old Bond Store, and the minerals on display were collected in the local area. The collection of over 200 mineral samples  includes a 42 kg silver nugget.

Also on display is the Silver Tree, an 8 kg silver epergne (table centrepiece) owned by Charles Rasp, who held the first mining lease at Broken Hill.

The Museum also has an early 20th Century miner's shack that gives visitors an insight into the lives of miners in those times.

The Museum is open daily and admission fees apply.

Photo: Powerhouse Museum (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

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