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Zeehan Tasmania: A fascinating historic town on the B27, near the midwest coast. Once a booming silver-mining town known as 'silver city' - for a time it even had its own stock exchange. It also had a lot of bars, a thriving theatre and a rollicking social life. Much of its jaunty history is preserved - the Gaiety Theatre is restored to its former glamour, other buildings of the old mining town are still used, and the Pioneer Memorial Museum has a great display of transport, mining equipment and minerals. When you've identified the local minerals you can go fossicking for your own gemstones - or just go fishing at Granville Harbour or Trial Harbour.