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YouTube Channels from the Victorian Goldfields

Posted 19/08/2018 in Gold

Image source: Vo-Gus Prospecting, YouTubeFacebook and Instagram

The Victorian Goldfields region is strongly associated with the 1850's Victorian gold rush, with many remnants of the rush remaining throughout the area. Gold prospecting is a local tradition which has endured since the old days and is practiced in the Victorian Goldfields by both locals and tourists. 

There are many informative resources available for those interested in prospecting in the Victorian Goldfields, including gold prospecting shops/centres, gold prospecting tours, the Prospectors' and Miners' Association of Victoria website, modern goldfields maps, historical goldfields maps, online forums, social media groups and more. 

Another valuable resource is the growing number of YouTube channels created by local prospectors which document their gold discoveries, equipment tests, prospecting methods and more. 

Check out the following list of gold prospecting YouTube channels either based in Victoria, or featuring videos in Victoria. Know of any others? Get in touch and let us know, it will be added to the list.

Gold prospecting finds, methods and equipment

Although not based in Victoria I have included this one as it's a great channel to subscribe to. Shares the many different ways in which you can go about finding your own gold. Very informative, heaps of videos, regular uploads.

Gold nugget discoveries in Vic and WA

Full time gold prospector, gold detecting, gold discoveries
Magnet Fishing, Gold Detecting, Relic Hunting, Bushcraft, Survival On the Victorian Goldfields, Treasure Hunting, Exploration

Gold detecting in Bendigo and WA

Panning, crevicing, sluicing, rocker box, Vic and NSW 

Gold detecting, highbanking, sluicing, crevicing, rock crushing. Gold Monster 1000, GPX 4500, Aussie Gold Dog equipment. Ballarat area

Gold detecting, gold finds
Gold detecting in the Victorian Triangle
Gold detecting, gold, coin and relic finds

Mainly panning, sluicing and highbanking, and exploring creeks throughout Victoria

Detecting with Gold Monster, highbanking, river sluicing, gold panning, GeoVic tutorial, Creswick area

Panning, sluicing, highbanking at Slaty Creek, Creswick.
Gold detecting, informative videos

Detecting, panning, sluicing and anything else to do with gold. New to YouTube, but 35 years prospecting experience. Facebook page as well. 

Gold detecting and panning in the Golden Triangle

Image source: Reddog's Gold Adventures, YouTube and Facebook

Gold detecting, various informative videos

Metal detecting hunts from the famous Golden Triangle in Victoria, Australia

The Golden Gully Lads (a.k.a Buschy ad Tom) head out around the Golden Triangle in country Victoria in search of the yellow stuff, sharing some of their fantastic finds along the way

Gold panning, gold cradle, highbanker sluice, crevicing, based around Creswick
Gold detecting with a GPZ 7000 in the Golden Triangle

Gold panning, highbanking, crevicing, Facebook group as well

Gold prospecting, metal detecting, relics, old mine sites and discovering new locations in the Victorian bush. Regular uploads, informative videos. Lots of great photos on Instagram as well.

Gold detecting, gold finds

Gold detecting around Wedderburn
Based in NSW, but has videos at Beechworth and Yackandanda. Videos of Golden Triangle and Laanecoorie Gold Bash coming soon
Gold detecting, informative videos, quartz crusher, trommels, highbankers

Highbanking, crevicing and panning. East Gippsland

Gold detecting, gold nuggets, VIC and WA

Gold detecting, lots of gold nuggets

Image source: Gold Luck Victoria, YouTube and Facebook

Gold Monster 1000, gold finds, tips and settings, GeoVic tutorial, informative videos. Facebook page as well.

Gold detecting, gold finds, lots of videos
Scientist and self taught engineer whose knowledge of fluid dynamics can help you find more gold faster and more efficiently. Based in Bendigo.

Detecting, panning, sluicing, fishing, bushfires and wildlife. Facebook page as well.

Gold detecting, informative videos

Gold prospecting around Slaty Creek in Creswick, recirculating sluice

Gold prospecting using a wide range of equipment. Based in NE Victoria, primarily around Beechworth and Chiltern

Highbanking and panning around Creswick

Gold detecting, lots of gold nuggets, Facebook group as well 

Gold prospecting in Victorian Goldfields, trommel and highbanker sluice operation
Gold detecting, informative videos

Gold detecting in the Golden Triangle

Victorian Seekers Club. Monthly outings to the Victorian goldfields to search for gold, nuggets, coins, relics, gemstones and other natural and man-made objects of value and/or interest.

Gold detecting, gold nuggets

Gold prospecting (various methods), equipment tests/reviews, how-to videos, lots of info, regular uploads. Website, Facebook.

Sluicing and highbanking, informative videos, Facebook page as well

Detector modifications and tests, gold prospecting

LOCAL Gold information and history

Goldfields information and history

21st century prospecting, PMAV video about gold detecting and community engagement in Victoria

Historic mine exploration

Image source: The Victorian Historical Mine Shaft Chasers Inc, YouTubeFacebook and Instagram

Abseiling down into abandoned historical mines and documenting their explorations and discoveries.

Mapping, recording, restoring and exploring the historical old abandoned mines of Victoria, Australia.

See also


Established in 1980, the Prospectors and Miners Association of Victoria is a voluntary body created to protect the rights and opportunities of those who wish to prospect, fossick or mine in the State of Victoria, Australia.

You can support the PMAV in their fight to uphold these rights by becoming a member. You'll also gain access to exclusive publications, field days, prospecting tips, discounts and competitions.

Check out the PMAV website for more information.




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Thanks very much for posting up those links. Quite a few I didn't have.
Goldfields Guide
No worries, glad you found the list useful. Cheers!
Tom Mohr
Really excellent promotion of the Goldfields and prospecting/detecting ...... just a shame that the current VEAC Central West Investigation may see these activities severely curtailed.
Andrew Smith
This page has only just been brought to my attention and what a pleasant surprise it was. I am truly honoured to be on your list of video prospectors, even though I am N.S.W based. Very kind words and I thank you for adding me to this great page. All the best to those looking to find their own bit of gold and I'm wishing everyone good fortune in their quest to enjoy this great activity. Andrew Smith (Adventure Gold).
Hey Andrew, Just a quick message to say that your channel is not only an inspiration to people but an authentic, educational and all round informative guide to prospecting. This is just a thank you for all your well presented and thoroughly researched videos. Keep up the amazing work and take care of yourself, may your pans always be heavy. Dunky and the Rav3n.
Gold Luck Victoria
This page is extremely informative and a wealth of information for everyone using the Victorian Gold Fields and our National/State Parks/Reserves. Thank you to everyone involved in such a great page. I do appreciate all the hard work you do here.Well done regards Michael.
Hit and Miss Prospecting is worth a look, mainly focused around East Gippsland.
Goldfields Guide
Cheers Brett, have added it to the list :)
I am absolutely honoured to be on your list of awesome You Tube channels, thank you so much and happy hunting. Fantastic website ð'

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