The Good Hope Mine site is one of several in the Grant Historic area. This cache placement will take you to Adit #4. The Good Hope mine produced the most gold by following deeper reefs. The Old Good Hope mine provided the best yielding years were between 1865-70. From 1873 the company had difficulty locating a run of gold. By 1878 a new company, the New Good Hope Co, was formed and explored lower tunnels with good success. However as quartz runs were depleted the mine was abandoned altogether after 1906.
Unfortunately the area has fallen victim to the 2007 bushfires which has caused subsequent mud slides. As a result much of the artefacts that were documented here previously have been covered or carried away by the land slips. The Adit itself is unstable and we strongly recommend that you do not endeavour to enter the shaft.
Entrance to the cache can be via the top parking area which is quite a steep descent down to the site. Fire regrowth means that the area can be quite difficult to negotiate on foot. Another entrance is via McMillans track where parking is limited. There is a walking trail that has not been maintained since the fires so it is quite overgrown – be careful of blackberry and stinging nettle. Although it is not easy to access it will give you some appreciation of the difficulties that may have faced these miners.