ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Monday 30 June 2014

Finding fellow Broken Hill lovers in Melbourne seems easy

I am sometimes surprised, although not really, how often, when I begin to talk about Broken Hill and my www.ilovebrokenhill.com blog, that I hear people I'm chatting with exclaim that they too love Broken Hill.

Jess, Jane Deany aka me and Siana Braganza
at Docklands Library in Melbourne
(yes this is relevant to Broken Hill!)
I bumped into a lady I know, Siana Braganza today, at the new Docklands Library in Melbourne, (the library just opened three weeks ago ... it's pretty cool, but that's another story).

Siana told me how she had very recently visited Broken Hill over a long weekend, and how much she enjoyed her visit there. She was really enthusing about the 'Hill'.

I hope to be able to interview her soon and will publish this interview soon.

It's just one of the many examples of finding people everywhere, who love Broken Hill!

Why am I not surprised! Cheers, Jane Deany

Saturday 28 June 2014

Lifeline Broken Hill's annual art exhibition is on again now June-July 2014

Venue for Lifeline Broken Hill's annual art
exhibition - GeoCentre courtesy VisitNSW.com
Art Scene
Last night Lifeline opened it's annual Lifeline Broken Hill fund raising art exhibition. The exhibition will run from 27 June to 13 July 2014.

The exhibition, in it's 25th year this year, is once again being held at the Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum also known as the GeoCentre.

There are 110 pieces in this year's exhibition and prices range from $75 to $1,200 (only 1 piece is over $1,000). Forty artists have entered works in the exhibition.

Address:     2 Bromide Street, Corner Silver City Highway (Crystal Street).

Hours: 1pm - 4.45 pm Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 4.45 pm Monday to Friday.

Entry to the exhibition is by donation.

'Before Facebook' by Karrie Lannstrom, oil on canvas
Artists are allowed to enter up to four paintings, which must be original works, suitably mounted for hanging and available for sale. Generally 25% of the profits from items sold will go to Lifeline, and the remaining amount will go to the artist.

It is a very worthwhile cause so do try and go along and support the wonderful work of Lifeline.

This year, as in other years, there will be some great art. I went to the exhibition several years ago and was lucky enough to attend the opening night which was a lot of fun.

Queries to Lifeline Broken Hill's office - telephone (08) 8087 7525,
194 Argent Street.

You can also donate to Lifeline directly from their website www.lifeline.org.au.

Please note you can call Lifeline for crisis support 24/7 on 13 11 14.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Escaping Broken Hill, or in and around Broken Hill - Mundi Mundi sunset

There's a band in Broken Hill called 'No Exit'. To play in it, you can't want to leave Broken Hill, or so I was told. Well, as I said in my last post of 8 June, I'm trying to have a break from my blog www.ilovebrokenhill.com (and leave Broken Hill so to speak), but old habits die hard.

When I began www.ilovebrokenhill.com I said to myself that I would publish on 8th, 18th and 28th of each month. I've done this since I started the blog over 2.5 years ago. Only missed 'deadline' once. This is my 237th post.

As it's the 18th of the month, I wanted to say something, and an easy idea popped up earlier today. This was courtesy of catching up with Lincoln J., someone I've recently met at several professional development events in my hometown Melbourne.

Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra,
a peaceful location in my hometown Melbourne

At today's event, which included four talks and four related workshops, not to mention lunch, one of the talks was about mindfulness and meditation.

The exercise we were given in the meditation and mindfulness workshop was to think of a place where we found peace, and reflect on that for five minutes or so. My place was the quietest part I can find at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.

As I chatted to Lincoln at lunch, I asked him where he thought of during the meditation session, an amazingly (to me) he said he thought of watching the sunset, looking over the Mundi Mundi plains, just near Silverton and Broken Hill.

Sunsets in and around Broken Hill, Silverton and Mundi Mundi are spectacular.
Put catching a sunset in the area on your list of things to do when you visit!

Thanks for the inspiration Lincoln.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Sunday 8 June 2014

www.ilovebrokenhill.com is two and a half today. Is it break time for Jane Deany?

Two and a half years ago on 8 December 2011, I began my first blog. It was important that it would be about something I was passionate about. It didn't take long for me to decide to write about Broken Hill.

Famous Broken Hill sculpture and me.
Another of my favourite photos.
What a journey it has been over that time. This is my 236'th post and there have been well over 60,000 visits to www.ilovebrokenhill.com in that time.

I've created matching social media accounts, and the blog has become more like a website, and has changed quite a bit in appearance.

Word spreads
I've been telling friends that I want to take a break from the blog, so as to sit back and decide whether or not I would continue posting, or not.

two and a half year anniversary

It's amazing that quite a few friends are surprised and are saying, "no, don't stop. It's part of you". That type of thing. That's making it even more difficult than it already is to be able to decide whether to continue with it or not.

I already have another art story to run for an important Broken Hill event later this month (Lifeline's annual art exhibition). So this (probably) won't actually be the last post, but it will be a time where I stop and take stock. I won't get the local paper Barrier Daily Truth (on-line digital subscription) anymore.

It's funny that one of my newer friends has already sent me two articles in the last week, which he felt I might be able to use as a basis for more stories.

As I found from the start, I never seem to have any trouble finding story ideas when the subject is Broken Hill.

Stay tuned.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Saturday 7 June 2014

Impact Minerals have new drilling project at Curnamona Province near Broken Hill


I was reading Broken Hill's Barrier Daily Truth (BDT / www.bdtruth.com.au) newspaper on Wednesday 16 April and noticed a short piece on page 4 with the headline "Miner spruiks new BH project". The company in question was the Perth based minerals company 'Impact Minerals' (ASX: IPT / www.impactminerals.com.au), which listed on the Australia Stock Exchange (ASX) in November 2006.

The area they where they plan to drill is known as 'Curnamona Province' and is located 20km east of Broken Hill.

The joint venture (JV) project with Golden Cross Resources Ltd (GCR), is headed by Impact Minerals and will target high-grade nickel (Ni), copper (Cu) and PGE. There is one exploration licence (EL7390) covering 200 square kilometres

Before I go on, this post is in no way a recommendation in any shape or form. If you wish to invest in this company you would need to seek independent investment advice. I am just posting the story because it's about mining and Broken Hill.

Here is a short interview of Impact Minerals CEO Dr Michael (Mike) Jones by Symposium's Kerry Stevenson, recorded in April 2014 as an Investor Update | ASX:IPT | Symposium Investor Roadshow.

It was an amazing coincidence that later, on the same day that I read the BDT article, that I would meet the very Dr Mike Jones.

I was invited to attend a Symposium Investor Roadshow event in Melbourne, by Symposium MD Kerry Stevenson. Not only was Mike Jones one of the four presenters at the roadshow, but I had the opportunity to meet him, and needless to say, I told him that Impact Minerals was in the Broken Hill news that very same day.

Let's hope they find what they're looking for.

Cheers, Jane Deany

NB information for this article was sourced from www.impactminerals.com.au , BDT and Symposiumwww.symposium.net.au