Tim in Marble Bar
Gold prospecting is in Tim Ball’s blood

Gold prospecting is in Tim Ball’s blood

Pretty much everyone we got to know in Marble Bar, we met in the Iron Clad Hotel, including Tim. Like so many people in this outback town, gold is in Tim’s blood. While Tim uses a metal detector his mother Katie used a yandi. Shallow multi-purpose dishes, yandis were traditionally used by Aboriginal women to carry water and bush tucker, but they could also use them to sort chaff from seeds, and in these parts, to separate gold from dirt.

NASA in Marble Bar

NASA in Marble Bar

Pilbara bush camp

Pilbara bush camp