310 Hay St, Perth, Australia
Perth Mint Reviews
There's Gold in them thar hills! Jul 24, 2000
Perth is the city where they turn the nuggets found in the surrounding outback into the nice little ingots we love to love.
It's an interesting tour that takes you through the gold processing process and the history of the Mint, which is the oldest operating Mint in Australia.
It also has a very well laid out and informative museum filled with stories of the extreme hardship faced by miners, and of course extreme fortune.
Cases are filled with nuggets too huge to believe that they should lay undiscovered for so long, but when I say nuggets I mean "casts" of nuggets of course.
They will allow you to handle a real gold bar though, as long as it's still there when you've finished handling it.
At the end of the tour you could find yourself in the souvenir shops where you can buy a little (or a lot depending on your bank balance) of the yellow stuff.
Me? Well, I just got myself a gold plated medallion.
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