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The Weekend Prospector with Andrew Bales

The new season of The Weekend Prospector has premiered, and judging by the first episode it's definitely shaping up to be one of the best modern educational resources to help prospectors find more gol...
Posted 13/09/2020 in Gold
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Stage 3 - Go for a drive in the Victorian Goldfields!

Looking for something to do during lockdown? Why not go for a drive in the Victorian Goldfields? If you are in regional Victorian under stage 3 restrictions, and live in or close to the Victorian Gold...
Posted 16/08/2020 in Things to do
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Outdoor recreation in Mount Alexander Shire

From 11:59 pm on Wednesday 5 August 2020, Regional Victorians are allowed to engage in outdoor sport and exercise, using locations and facilities as close to home as possible. If you are located withi...
Posted 14/08/2020 in Things to do
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Ten fascinating self-guided tours in the Victorian Goldfields

Self-guided tours are a fantastic way to explore the history and features of Victoria's significant Goldfields region! Explore the discovery site of the world-famous Welcome Stranger, the world's larg...
Posted 06/07/2020 in Things to do
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Places to find gold in Victoria's Golden Triangle

If you are looking for places in Victoria's Golden Triangle to find gold, this list provides some popular areas to get you started where gold detecting, panning or sluicing is permitted and gold is st...
Posted 23/06/2020 in Gold
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Historical Gold Maps of the New South Wales Goldfields

This list of maps links to historical maps for various towns and regions throughout the New South Wales goldfields. These maps have been selected because they display useful information regarding the ...
Posted 22/06/2020 in Gold
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Six amazing adventures in the Victorian Goldfields

Looking for your next adventure? There are some seriously unbelievable places tucked away throughout the Victorian Goldfields! Some of these are tough to get to, some are a little dangerous, but all o...
Posted 31/05/2020 in Places
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Goldfields Guide's Six Waterfall Challenge

Looking for an epic adventure in Victoria? Why not have a go at visiting six beautiful waterfalls in one day with Goldfields Guide's Six Waterfall Challenge! There is a big triangle of waterfalls acro...
Posted 26/05/2020 in Things to do
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Outdoor recreation in Hepburn Shire

From 11:59 pm on Wednesday 5 August 2020, Regional Victorians are allowed to engage in outdoor sport and exercise, using locations and facilities as close to home as possible. If you are located wit...
Posted 11/05/2020 in Things to do
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Paddy the Prospector heads into town

Shoppers were fighting and carrying on Over packets of dunny rolls Shelves were half empty, the cashiers wore masks things looked way outta control
Posted 14/03/2020 in Miscellaneous
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The following collection of incidents were printed in newspapers across Australia during the 1850s, and tell of tragic accidents where miners were literally buried alive.
Posted 22/01/2020 in History
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Hidden history around Maryborough, Victoria

Maryborough is filled with significant remnants of a bygone era. Grand gold rush architecture is a striking feature of the town, and long-forgotten relics are scattered through the region. This list t...
Posted 30/12/2019 in History
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21 amazing day trips from Victoria's Central Goldfields

Do you live in Victoria's Central Goldfields? Check out this collection of 21 amazing day trips and start planning your next adventure! Discover nearby waterfalls, caves, swimming spots, historical si...
Posted 28/11/2019 in Adventure
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Surfacing in the Victorian Goldfields

During the gold rush, miners stripped large areas of shallow gold-rich ground down to the bedrock and processed the earth they removed using equipment such as tubs, cradles, puddling machines and slui...
Posted 17/08/2019 in Gold
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Online resources for researching gold prospecting locations

The following list provides links to a range of online resources which are useful for anyone researching places to go gold prospecting as well as the history of gold in Victoria / Australia.
Posted 07/08/2019 in Gold
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$100 treasure hunt, Maryborough VIC

Got a metal detector handy around Maryborough VIC this weekend? Try your luck at digging up a hundred bucks! We have buried a dominoes tin containing $100 in a small bushland reserve just outside Mary...
Posted 02/08/2019 in Things to do
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Gold prospecting maps for Victoria's State and National Parks

Although most State and National Parks in Victoria are off limits for gold prospecting, some of them do have designated areas where prospecting is permitted. Parks Victoria provides a series of prospe...
Posted 31/07/2019 in Gold
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