Maps:   LPI Mt Wilson 89301N

GR:   475 862

Track Notes:


After unsuccessful attempts to open a colliery in Koombanda Brook, first in 1920 & then in the late 1940s, Hartley Vale No 4 was opened in 1956.  In 1960 it was sold & operated untiil 1987 as the Grose Valley Colliery.  It reopened in 1990 as the Canyon Colliery untiil 1997.

Significant ruins from the mine still exist in the Koombanda Brook gorge. 

In the late 1970s two tunnel were opened at the eastern end of the mining lease, the first in the lower section of Dalpura Creek & the second in Jinki Gully.

Large volumes of visibly polluted water flows continuously into the Grose River.  Only scientific analysis can say what damage this is doing to life in the beautiful Grose River

Apparently the high levels of pollution in the runoff will diminish over time. 

Canyon Colliery (originally Hartley Main No 4 & then Grose Valley Colliery )

Recent Changes
Item Date Type
Banks Wall 07-06-2017 Add
Pulpit Hill Creek 04-06-2017 Add
Lions Head Pass 22-05-2017 Mod
Lions Head 21-05-2017 Mod
The Goat Track 20-05-2017 Mod
Wombat Parade 15-05-2017 Mod
Dingo Gap 13-05-2017 Mod
Green Cape 12-05-2017 Add
Toothed Helmet Orchid 09-05-2017 Add
Valley Of The Dinosaurs 04-05-2017 Add
Splendour Rock 27-04-2017 Mod
The Pondage Canyon 16-04-2017 Mod
Donkey Mountain 16-04-2017 Mod
Coachwood Glen 15-04-2017 Add
Genowlan Pinch 20-03-2017 Add
Valley Of The Kings 14-03-2017 Add
City In The Sky 13-03-2017 Add
Torbane Balcony 02-01-2017 Add
The Great Wall 29-12-2016 Add
The Towers 11-12-2016 Add
Flat Top 14-11-2016 Add
Zorro Canyon 11-11-2016 Mod
Dalpura Canyon 10-11-2016 Mod
Waratah 10-11-2016 Mod
Twins Canyon 11-10-2016 Add
Tall Leek Orchid 06-10-2016 Add
Vertigo Slot 22-09-2016 Add
Grand Canyon 16-08-2016 Add

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