Behind the stone facade of the restored former Bond Store is another of Broken Hill’s must-see mining museums.
The Albert Kersten Mining & Minerals Museum displays information on how the world’s largest deposit of silver lead and zinc was formed here in Broken Hill.
It also houses a renowned collection of Broken Hill minerals.
The Museum is also home to the Silver Tree once owned by Charles Rasp, the boundary rider who pegged out the first Broken Hill mining lease with his partners. The 8.5 kilos of silver is an exquisite example of the renowned Adelaide silversmith, Henry Steiner.
Would we return?
It’s a bloody long drive to get to Broken Hill and this was definitely one of those “tick it off the bucket list” places which we’d always wanted to visit, but we would probably not return. Been there and done that. Check out TripAdvisor for more information about things to do in Broken Hill.