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Day 24

Marble Bar

sunny 36 °C

Marble Bar is a unique and fabulous place to visit. There is so much history here as well as natural wonders, and interesting people.

We are staying in the caravan park, one of only 2 open places for accommodation. The lady who runs it is a water diviner, as was her father, and her brother. Apparently she is called on to find water on a regular basis. A loverly lady.

The other place is The Iron Clad Hotel. The Iron Clad is an institution and has hardly changed since visiting Marble Bar in the 70’s. The Iron Clad claims to have fantastic refurbished accommodation at $200/night. As it turns out we were lucky they didn’t have a vacancy. The pub has plenty of character but as for staying there, no thanks.

The country around MB is amazing, We drove to Chinaman Pool and Marble Bar Pool. One would not swim in either as they serve as cattle watering holes as well. Chinaman Pool does have picnic tables and shades!!!

Marble Bar was named from what was originally and mistakenly identified as marble. In fact the “marble” is jasper. On our way back from the old Comet mine, now closed and a museum, we went to a jasper digging. For the uninformed it would be easy to mistake jasper for marble.

Posted by BobnJo-Elsbury 03:47 Archived in Australia Tagged day24

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