A historical gold mine near Mount Isa is back on the market after tragedy put paid to a sale almost a decade ago.
Businessman Trevor Stretton owns the Golden Sunset prospect at Meltham, 40km north-west of Mount Isa.
In 2010 Mr Stretton was about to sell the mine to Ken Talbot, the founder and former chief executive of Macarthur Coal.
Talbot held investments in mining companies around the world and was listed as one of Australia's richest men with a reported wealth of nearly a billion dollars.
Mr Stretton said he had arranged a meeting with Ken Talbot in Brisbane to sign the contract
"All Ken Talbot had to do first was to have a look at another mine in Cameroon in the central west coast of Africa," Mr Stretton said.
"The next day I saw on the news the plane was missing, the day after that he and his crew were confirmed dead."
Nine years later Mr Stretton has decided it is time put his gold mine back on the market.
"There is so much history with my mine and it's never actually been properly drilled, only prospected." He said.
"In the 1880s about 120 people lived there, and people were even born there. During the dry time they would handpick the ore and take it to Camooweal on camels and crush it on the Georgina river."
Stretton said gold it wasn't just history that he got from the mine.
"Over the years I have got a bit of gold out of it," he said.
The mine is located in the May Downs field on a branch of the Mingera Creek. about 42km north-west of Mount Isa.
If you are interested in purchasing the mine contact Trevor Stretton on 04 0818 8263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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