Contextual History:History of Place:
Heritage Inventory History of Site:
BEAUMONT CO., at Browns, Warrens Lead, south of and adjoining the Great Western Co.; described in July 1860 as being at the lower extremity of Smythesdale; December report gives location as Warren's Lead at the base of German Hill,
06.1859: six acre lease; have blasted 30 foot through rock.
06.1860: getting magnificent returns.
07.1860: doing remarkably well.
11.1860: have a good claim.
12.1860: dividends of £12 to £20 per man per week; reported to be the best on Warren's Lead; richness apparently coming from a tributary from the shallow workings on German Hill.
01.1861: dividends of £20 per man per week.
04.1861: one of the most steady paying claims; averaging £10 per week per man.
05.1861: has averaged £13 per man per week since it began nearly 2 years ago.
06.1861: steady dividend of £10 per man.
07.1861: splendid claim, got a nugget of 12 lbs last week.
08.1861: still very good.
09.1861: had a small dividend last week and after paying well since its commencement is nearly worked out.
10.1861: an excellent claim now worked out; in 2 years produced 5517 ozs (or 171.602 kg) and after deducting expenses of £3310 gave a dividend of £816 per man.
Site 122.04 has a scatter of mullock and quartz wash over an area 70m by 25m with an occasional mound up to 1m high. This material is scattered and the site is littered with a large quantity of rusting metal, mostly car bodies.