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#26

lukesaunders
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22 April 2014 11:39 am

i'm going down to Mathina this weekend depending on the weather so hopefully i can find some of the good stuff. wink

#27

Solomon 009
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22 April 2014 03:44 pm

In Queensland you might like to add:-
Mount Perry, west of Bundaberg about 1.2 hours drive
Mount Ophir and Mount Shamrock about 2 hours south west of Bundaberg
these area's are accessible by car or bike or......

#28

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23 April 2014 12:16 am

undertaker wrote:

What about Gloucester and Barrington Tops areas? Has gold ever been found there?

Hi undertaker,
The answer to your question is YES; do some research on the area and you will be surprised what you will find, a real education and very interesting.
Cheers, SinHof.

#29

karu
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From: Riddells Creek, VIC
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07 October 2014 12:57 pm

spriteah wrote:

Thanks a lot for that list.

Im just getting into this hobby. Live in Geelong and looking for close area's (time limited) to hit for a few hours when I haven't got the kids...

Jim

Jim - You might try stieglitz or Bacchus Marsh. plenty of pretty yellow stuff there. Spread quite thinly unfortunately, but I have never gone home empty handed entirely.

Cheer, Len

#30

Hiluxlou
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11 November 2014 07:46 pm

Warrandyte in Victoria needs to be on the list

#31

Horse
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24 December 2014 08:08 pm

NSW
Trunkey Creek
Copeland
Windeyer
Hargraves
Walcha

#32

Banana bread
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29 December 2014 10:12 pm

Hey Nugget, Don't forget Clonbinane In Victoria smile

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#33

Jay44
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13 November 2015 07:52 pm

I did notice there was no Warwick in the QLD chapter??


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#34

Davejane
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17 April 2016 12:43 am

Also around Coffs Harbour to Glenn Innes in the northern rivers. Still gold there too in nsw

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Davejane
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17 April 2016 12:46 am

undertaker wrote:

What about Gloucester and Barrington Tops areas? Has gold ever been found there?

There is gold in Barrington tops apparently and even a mine you can do a tour of but the whole area is a no go for panning as far as I know.

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17 April 2016 09:25 am

The road signs pointing to Avoca (Vic) appear to have a "do" added at the end, so I think they've changed the town name to "Avocado"? You may want to correct your list smile
There's also Rushworth, Whroo (ghost-town with Balaclava Mine), Heathcote, Maldon, Creswick, St Arnaud, Bealiba, Talbot, Tarnagulla, Inglewood, Irishtown, Kingower, Fryerstown, Daylesford, Trentham etc


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#37

Phoenix76
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17 April 2016 05:45 pm

Davejane, there is a thread on here talking about the newly proclaimed fossicking area at Barrington Tops. Haven't read it myself, but it runs a few pages so might be some good info in it.

#38

Jay44
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18 April 2016 09:12 am

A few more for SE QLD area With Warwick, and Pratten being said already Stanthorpe, Pikedale, Palgrave, Karara, Leyburn, Thane.


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#39

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30 December 2016 06:36 pm

Ummmmmm,

Moliagul !!!!!!
+
Maryborough !!!!!!

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#40

AAmbertos
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22 April 2019 08:03 pm

Has anyone tried the Roxby downs area? There is already mines and they get gold silver copper and uranium from them.

Nugget wrote:

New South Wales

  • Albury

  • Armidale

  • Bathurst

  • Bega

  • Bingara

  • Braidwood

  • Broken Hill to Menindee

  • Cadia

  • Canbelego

  • Cobar

  • Drake

  • Eden

  • Forest Reefs

  • Gulgong

  • Hill End

  • Kianora

  • Mudgee

  • Nundle

  • Ophir

  • Peak Hill

  • Sofala

  • Stuart Town

  • Tamworth

  • Temora

  • Tibabooburra

  • Tomingley

  • Ullara

  • West Wyalong

  • Young

Queensland

  • Charters Towers

  • Clermont

  • Cloncurry

  • Cohen

  • Croydon

  • Forsayth

  • Georgetown

  • Gympie

  • Imbil

  • Jimna

  • Kilkivan

  • Mackay

  • Maryborough

  • Maytown

  • North Arm

  • Palmer River

  • Percyville

  • Ravenswood

  • Rockhampton

  • Stanthorpe

  • Wenlock

Victoria

  • Alexandra

  • Ararat

  • Avoca

  • Ballarat

  • Beechworth

  • Benalla

  • Bendigo

  • Bonang

  • Bright

  • Castlemaine

  • Clunes

  • Dunolly

  • Glen Willis

  • Mansfield

  • Rushworth

  • Stawell

  • Wedderburn

Western Australia

  • Boddington

  • Cobra Station

  • Cue

  • Donnybrook

  • Great Sandy Desert – Telfer and Ruby Plains

  • Halls Creek

  • Kalgoorlie

  • Karratha

  • Laverton

  • Leinster

  • Leonora

  • Marble Bar

  • Meekatharra

  • Menzies

  • Mount Magnet

  • Mount Newman

  • Norseman

  • Nullagine

  • Roebourne

  • Sandstone

  • The Ashburton River

  • The Darling Ranges

  • Wiluna

South Australia

  • Barossa

  • Burra

  • Echunga

  • Leigh Creek

  • Muckanpippie

  • Peake Diggings

  • Peterborough

  • Tarcoola

  • Teetulpa

  • Wadnaminga

Northern Territory

  • Adelaide River

  • Arltunga

  • Brookes Creek

  • Pine Creek

  • Rabbit Flat

  • Tanami

  • Tennant Creek

  • The Granites

  • Wandi

Tasmania

  • Beaconsfield

  • Corinna

  • Cygnet

  • Fingal

  • Forrester

  • Gladstone

  • Lefroy

  • Lisle

  • Mathina

  • Moina

  • Queenstown

  • Urquhart and Mainwaring Rivers

Please feel free to comment on any not listed or incorrectly listed areas.

Nugget.

#41

Gold nugget88
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08 August 2019 11:01 am

Hi all what about port Macquarie area has gold been found around there??? Cheers

#42

goldierocks
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08 August 2019 11:24 am

The Victorian list is not terribly representative. For example, Alexandra, Glen Wills, Bonang and Rushworth are very minor and Benalla insignificant (if you include these you would need to include a couple of dozen more). There is no gold at Mansfield (you have to move a long way northwest, west or south to get to minor fields). And some of the reasonably large fields are missed (e.g. Beaufort, Avoca, Maryborough, Maldon, Daylesford, Creswick, Harrietville, Woods Point, Walhalla).

This map from a paper this year is accurate and might help:

1565223750_vic_gold_map.jpg

It is not absolutely complete, but includes all significant fields and is more accurate in many ways (eg you won't see Castlemaine because most of its gold was slightly east at Chewton).

Last edited by goldierocks (08 August 2019 11:31 am)


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#43

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08 August 2019 12:29 pm

This list is a bit out of date - Beaufort and Avoca now over 30 tonne each, Beechworth figure probably 100 tonne larger,,,,1565227767_vic_production.jpg

That should give you a good idea where to prospect in Victoria....

Last edited by goldierocks (08 August 2019 12:30 pm)


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#44

Aussiedigs
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08 August 2019 01:53 pm

goldierocks wrote:

The Victorian list is not terribly representative. For example, Alexandra, Glen Wills, Bonang and Rushworth are very minor and Benalla insignificant (if you include these you would need to include a couple of dozen more). There is no gold at Mansfield (you have to move a long way northwest, west or south to get to minor fields). And some of the reasonably large fields are missed (e.g. Beaufort, Avoca, Maryborough, Maldon, Daylesford, Creswick, Harrietville, Woods Point, Walhalla).

This map from a paper this year is accurate and might help:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … ld_map.jpg

It is not absolutely complete, but includes all significant fields and is more accurate in many ways (eg you won't see Castlemaine because most of its gold was slightly east at Chewton).

Interesting Buckland Valley/Bright are missing off that map being quite significant fields.


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#45

goldierocks
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08 August 2019 02:09 pm

Aussiedigs wrote:
goldierocks wrote:

The Victorian list is not terribly representative. For example, Alexandra, Glen Wills, Bonang and Rushworth are very minor and Benalla insignificant (if you include these you would need to include a couple of dozen more). There is no gold at Mansfield (you have to move a long way northwest, west or south to get to minor fields). And some of the reasonably large fields are missed (e.g. Beaufort, Avoca, Maryborough, Maldon, Daylesford, Creswick, Harrietville, Woods Point, Walhalla).

This map from a paper this year is accurate and might help:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … ld_map.jpg

It is not absolutely complete, but includes all significant fields and is more accurate in many ways (eg you won't see Castlemaine because most of its gold was slightly east at Chewton).

Interesting Buckland Valley/Bright are missing off that map being quite significant fields.

There has been a lot said about that area on blogs here, but the yield was not gigantic and is difficult to separate from Beechworth and Harrietville (they used to all be in the "Beechworth Mining District"). Probably larger than places like Alexandra though, but Buckland Valley had negligible hard-rock production and was soon worked out (the volume of alluvial in those deep, narrow valleys was limited). As the map says, it includes fields with more than 500,000 oz production - it is uncertain that either of those fields would have exceeded that. There are scores of fields not shown with lesser production, as I mentioned.


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#46

Garyjpappin
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21 August 2019 04:20 pm

Hey Folks, New to this . I am heading from the hunter valley to dubbo in NSW, have a small gofind metal dector, was hoping someone might sugguest where to have a little look around. cheers Gary

#47

Quinie
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20 October 2019 05:11 pm

Cheers Nuget those map references will give me something to research for my upcoming trip to WA thumbsup


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