|Pilbara - Tiger Eye Pool||May 24 - 25 2018|
|A late evening look up the creek as the sun sets.|
|Travelling east, a return towards Tom Price.
We pass Paulsens Mine.
On our map its shown as abandoned. The buildings are relatively new. Looks like they have a smelter. The lightning conductors caught my attention.
But really, we stopped in a rest area to use the mobile signal from the mine.
|Mt De Courcy looks different from this side in the morning light.|
|And Mt Wall didn't even register on the drive eastwards.|
|Rather than passing through Paraburdoo to Tom Price on the
sealed road we through we'd continue on the Nanaturra - Wittenoom Road to
the Tom Price Spur Road (Nameless Valley Road).
In the distance is the southern side of Mt Samson with Mt Nameless off the pic to the right.
|The road was good.
We approached the Ilura Mine and reduced speed as instructed.
It didn't look like other rail crossings so we were a bit more cautious than usual.
|Definitely not like a rail crossing.
Its a road haulway. There's a bit of evidence of trucks crossing our road, but also gates that stop them.
|And just beyond a bridge over a conveyor belt.
Conveyors must be cheaper than trains and haulage for short distances.
|This heap looks oldish with vegetation on the sides.|
|We stopped at Tiger Eye Pool after a couple of hundred km
for the day.
Its not Tiger Eye, but it is the same as we saw in Weeli Wolli Creek three weeks ago.
|A pleasant campsite. Mt Samson in the background.
The pool is dry.
We have intermittent mobile internet with the pole up. Enough for email and sms, but not for phone.
|The dry pool during our evening constitutional.|
Just like Weeli Wolli, which we thought may be Jasper.
We think Tiger Eye is metamorphosed, possibly from this sort of rock. Tiger Eye includes transformed crocidolite (asbestos) fibres.
|We explored the south side of the creek and admired the
A bit too big for us!
|A rest day after all the excitement of looking at rocks.
We strolled upstream from our campsite.
A ridge of "jasper" across the creek.
|Extending into the creek sides.|
|There's a bit of a cliff as our odd rock extends to the
Upstream, the ridge ends. A change of rock that is reflected in the creek side.
We have no idea what the second rock type is. Which is only a little less idea than the first rock type.
|Walking back along the creek bank we reach the track into
Mt Samson again. In a different light.
The weather forecast said a 60% chance of 5-10mm rain. Its been overcast all day. At least a few spots of rain, but nothing serious. Enough sun between and through the clouds to feed the solar. We are hoping it isn't just late as we are camped in a creek bed - its gravel, we are 30m from the exit, and not in the main channel.
The plan is to head north tomorrow, an overnight near Hamersley Gorge, possibly a quick look at Wittenoom, then to Millstream National Park for a few days.
|Pilbara - Hamersley Gorge||May 26 2018|
|Willem de Niet||Mon, 28 May 18 01:40:38 +1000|
long time since Peter and Margaret wrote us about you guys meeting in south-eastern Europe. We will see them in about two weeksin France, we in a rented camper, them travelling bij rental car or train. We would love to be where you are, our favourite state. Preferrably in the OKA!