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Gold prospecting guide for Inglewood and Wedderburn

Posted 06/02/2021 in Gold



The areas around Inglewood and Wedderburn are famous for their history of massive gold discoveries, including the unforgettable Hand of Faith, and the region remains a popular destination for gold prospectors to this day. If you're looking to try your luck gold prospecting around Inglewood and Wedderburn, we've put together this handy guide to get you started!

If you haven't already got one, be sure to grab a Miners Right before you head out looking for gold (you can purchase one here).



WHERE TO GO GOLD DETECTING AROUND Inglewood and Wedderburn

As well as on crown land, gold prospecting is permitted in the following forests and reserves around Inglewood and Wedderburn. Please note that this list is not complete (there are many smaller reserves throughout the area which aren't on this list), but will make a good starting point.

GOLD PANNING AND SLUICING AROUND Inglewood and Wedderburn

Aside from the stunning Loddon River which runs through Bridgewater to the east of Inglewood, the Inglewood and Wedderburn region is typically quite dry with the exception of a few smaller creeks.

Creeks and rivers around Inglewood and Wedderburn where prospecting is not permitted
Some of the rivers and creeks around Inglewood and Wedderburn are off limits for prospecting, with the Loddon River and Bullabul Creek appearing on Earth Resources' list of rivers and streams where you can't prospect for gold.

Creeks and rivers around Inglewood and Wedderburn where prospecting is allowed

There are a few seasonal creeks around Inglewood and Wedderburn which are open for gold prospecting, including:
  • Kingower Creek
  • Hope Creek
  • Ryan Creek
  • Korong Creek
There are a huge amount of other very small small creeks and gullies throughout the area, which are typically dry but will hold a bit of water after a rainy period. Just be sure to double check that the creek or gully's name does not appear on that list of restricted rivers and streams before heading out. 

There are a few mining dams throughout the bush which can be utilised for gold panning and highbanking as well. These can be spotted on Google Maps satellite view. These dams will generally hold water for longer throughout the year than the small seasonal gullies throughout the forests. 

MAPS FOR THE AREA

GOLD SHOPS, PROSPECTING TOURS AND DETECTOR HIRE AROUND INGLEWOOD AND WEDDERBURN

The closest gold shops and tours are located nearby in Bendigo.

INTERESTING GOLD MINING HISTORY AROUND INGLEWOOD AND WEDDERBURN

The areas around Inglewood and Wedderburn are filled with fascinating ruins and relics of the region's rich mining history, including historic mines, old diggings, gold puddlerssurfaced areas, discarded boilers, and the remains of old cyanide plants. These sites are definitely worth checking out while you're in the area:

Free campgrounds around Inglewood and Wedderburn


Accommodation in Inglewood and Wedderburn

Inglewood Motel and Caravan Park


Inglewood Motel and Caravan Park is a 10 acre bush park privately owned and managed by Jerry and Pauline Wellman in the gorgeous gold-rush town of Inglewood, Victoria. The park is within walking distance to cafes, shops and hotel entertainment, and is surrounded by State Forests. Inglewood Motel and Caravan Park is a popular destination for tourists and is located within the renowned Golden Triangle - a region of the Victorian Goldfields which is world famous for the size, purity, and quantity of gold nuggets found in the area. 

Wedderburn Goldseeker Motel


Wedderburn Goldseeker Motel offers classic country hospitality in the heart of Wedderburn, providing the perfect base for visitors to explore the beautiful Loddon Valley, the region's significant historical goldfields, and the surrounding towns of Inglewood, Bridgewater and Boort. Located two and a half hours from Melbourne and one hour from Bendigo, Wedderburn Goldseeker Motel is the perfect destination for your next getaway.

STAY SAFE WHILE GOLD PROSPECTING

Always be wary where you are walking when gold detecting in the bush, as there are lots of unexpected open mine shafts throughout the area. You will also encounter uneven ground, slippery clay in wet weather, and there is always the possibility of encountering snakes in summer. Always let someone know where you are going before heading out bush.

Other local gold prospecting guides


SEE ALSO

GREEN AND GOLD PROSPECTING


Are you looking for in-depth gold prospecting training, tips and tricks in Victoria's Golden Triangle? Green and Gold Prospecting provide exclusive one on one gold prospecting tours and training days, specialising in the Bendigo and Castlemaine regions. Great to book on your own or as a fun day out with the family, a training session with Green and Gold Prospecting offers valuable insight into the world of gold prospecting, and equips you with the knowledge you need to successfully search for gold on your own.

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Treasure Chat NEWS is a 24/7 live News/Media outlet dedicated exclusively to treasure hunting in all its amazing forms. Regardless if your treasure is gold, coins, relics, rings, buckles, buttons, bottles or the countless other wonderous things we all chase on land and sea, this site is dedicated to you. Click here to check out Treasure Chat NEWS!


 

 

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