Blue Moon

Mining Lease number 582  40 acres Ward Approximately 1.5 miles south-east of MLA’s 537 and 538 (Gigantic Mine) and approximately 14 miles East of Post Office (Telegraph Station?)  Name Blue Moon 28 Jan 1935 F 7 May 1936
Age (Melbourne) Wednesday 5 July 1939
The Blue Moon mine originally was operated by a syndicate of Melbourne men, who abandoned it at 40 feet. It was then taken over by its present owner, Mr. E. Ward, who almost immediately struck gold, and in taking it down to 100 feet has recovered about £18,000 worth of gold. New finds are constantly being reported, but so far few leases are properly equipped, the bulk of the work being done by hand methods. The deepest shaft at present is down about 200 feet.
Advertiser (Adelaide) Friday 22 December 1939
Probably the richest crushing recorded for this area has just been completed at Deen’s battery by Mr. Phillip Ward. 436 tons of ore from the Blue Moon Mine yielded 2,467 oz. of gold, averaging 5 oz 13 dwt per ton. The crushing was worth approximately £24.000, and it is estimated that the sands will yield ill additional 430 oz. and bring the total value to nearly £28.000. The Blue Moon Mine is one of the richest in the field. and has already produced £50,000 worth of gold.
Kalgoorlie Miner (WA) Monday 20 December 1948
Blue Moon gold mine. Tennant Creek, over which a £90,000 option was recently taken by Gordon Gold, N.L., and Gold Boring and Prospecting, N.L., is to be formed into a separate company with 250,000 shares of 2/- each.
The prospectus will be issued in the new year. Since its discovery in 1935 the mine has produced gold worth £130,000. From 3288 tons, 12,074 oz. was won over the plates.