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Located 536 km north of Brisbane and only 21 km from Gladstone (2 km west of the Bruce Highway), Calliope is a small settlement ideal for some quiet fishing and boating. It came into existence as Queensland's first officially proclaimed goldfield, The town was surveyed and alluvial gold was found in the early 1860s.
Calliope still attracts gold fossickers and there are local deposits of petrified wood and chalcedony as well.
The Diggers Arms was built during the gold boom and stands today as a reminder of the town's colourful past
Alluvial gold occurred in small rich leads (Canton, Pothole, and Bluff ) along Gorge Creek and in the Cape River north of Oak Vale homestead. The leads carried gold to a depth of 12m, where they died out in contact with hornblende schist bedrock. At one time consideration was given to dredging these deposits, but nothing eventuated. Gold and relics can still be found in the area with ease.
7 aerial Photos
This is a custom pack centred on Collinsville, west of the whitsundays. It covers from the whitsundays to the south of Charters Towers.
Also has a few Townsville maps thrown in for free!
Talgai state forest fossicking area- PROPACK contains detailed maps for Oziexplorer as well as PDF maps and GPS points.
This gold map set shows you how to get to the new Talgai state forest fossicking area, the areas you can fossick and detect and where the best spots are. This area was explored by Saracen Minerals in the 1980's and these maps are based on their results. There are some other gold diggings as well.
There is not much water on site, but after rain a few puddles will hold- enough for a small sluice.
Some areas can be reached by car, others by 4WD.
Be aware that there is an Exploration permit area over the hill that the fossicking area wraps around- people found fossicking there will be prosecuted.
Talgai state forest fossicking area!
Teetulpa was South Australia’s gold rich spot . Teetulpa had the largest number of diggers of any field at any time in the history of South Australian gold discoveries. By the end of 1886 there were more than five thousand men on the field.
Discovered on 5 October 1886 by Thomas Brady, a farmer of Lancelot, and Thomas Smith, the field had already two thousand diggers before the end of the month when it was visited by Ranger J.H. Siggings.
Nuggets up to 27 ounces were found in the shallow alluvial diggings.
free pack for Thanes creek public fossicking area.
Map of how ot get there, and map of the public fossicking area, with hints.
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.
Beaufort historic gold maps
Berlin in Victoria historic gold maps
These maps and documents have been scanned at various resolutions, and can be downloded.
These maps can provide valuable insights into new areas.
We are geo-referencing the maps where possible. If you would like a certain map done, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW historic maps can be downloaded here
Victorian historic Gold maps can be downloaded here
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