Kidman Way, Cobar, New South Wales 2835
Eight kilometres South of Cobar, on the Kidman Way, is the site of Peak Gold Mines. The original Peak Gold Mine was opened in 1896 and in 1906 was purchased by the Great Cobar Copper Mining Co. At this time, underground mining only proceeded to a depth of approximately 90 metres. At the Peak a viewing platform enables visitors a closer view of a modern-day working mine site. Peak Mines has also developed the Golden Walk which takes the visitor past the Conqueror mine shaft and the remains of an old stamper battery, Circa 1890’s. The stamper, used to crush gold bearing ore by the original operators, is located at the present Peak Gold Mine site. A working model of a similar battery stamper is on the first floor of the Cobar Heritage centre in the gold room. Close by from an observation platform the visitor can view The Peak Gold Mine in action only 100 metres away.