Rutherglen Gold Battery Walk

Rutherglen

  • Walk type:
  • Grade: Grade 1
  • Distance: 4 km
Walk Description

The Rutherglen Gold Battery was erected in 1908 for the purpose of crushing quartz from nearby reefs to extract gold. The Battery required 3,000 gallons of water to crush 10 tons of quartz. In August 1910 the steam engine was replaced with a suction gas engine of 16 horsepower, which enabled the battery to crush 10 tons of quartz in 16 hours at one-sixth of the cost of the steam engine. Collect an access code from the Rutherglen Wine Experience & Visitor Information Centre to enter the battery and view informative storyboards and video demonstrations.