Gold chest | State Library of New South Wales

Gold Chest belonging to Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell

While on his journey to Ophir in 1851, Sir Thomas Mitchell collected a number of gold samples, stored in a wooden chest.

There are 48 specimens, mostly quartz, varying in colour, shape and texture. Most have light concentrations of gold, a few have heavy concentrations. The chest also contains specimens of gold dust. All the samples were taken from gold diggings in New South Wales in 1851.

View manuscripts associated with Mitchell's gold samples 

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