In 1857, a party of Chinese miners en route to the Central Victorian gold fields struck gold at the Canton Lead which marked the beginning of great growth in Ararat. Deep lead mining proved profitable over the decades and good gold isstill found there today.
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In June 1900 Philip and Frank Emmett, local brothers discovered gold in the mountainous region of Victoria around Mount William in the Grampians. When pulling up ferns, small deposits of gold could be found clinging to the roots. They were joined by their brothers Robert and Arthur and George Mason who owned the farm at the bottom of the mountain.
All the Castlemaine historic maps in one zip file.
Gold was unearthed as early as 1851 at Blackwood. It was not, however, until June1855 that news of discoveries by Edward Hill as a spot called Red Hill saw a largegold rush set in along the course of the Lerderderg River and its tributaries.. Pack contains PDF maps, gps,google and oziexplorer waypoints.
The McIvor-Heathcote goldfield opened in late 1852 after a discovery by William Bulling and two friends. A rush started the next year, and estimates of the gold mining population ranged from sixteen thousand to forty thousand, working the numerous gullies running into the western side of McIvor Creek.
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Deongwar State Forest
Garibaldi Mine (Reform Co Mine; Garibaldi Calcite Mine; No 1 North Garibaldi; No.4 North Garibaldi)