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Mosquito Flat School Site

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M101 Track, Maryborough VIC 3465

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Features

  • Historic school site
  • Bushland
The historical site of the former Mosquito Flat School is marked with a sign alongside the M101 Track, just off Mosquito Road within the Craigie State Forest

Now little more than a quiet patch of bushland, nothing much remains of the school which once stood here.

 

The wooden sign displays the following text:

School 750 Mosquito Flat
1864 - 1897

This is just one of many fascinating historic sites throughout the Craigie State Forest

GOLD PROSPECTING IN THE CRAIGIE STATE FOREST


The Craigie State Forest is a great area for gold prospecting, with plenty of shallow ground and exposed quartz reefs throughout the forest. 

You will also come across old surfacing areas around Blackman's Lead, and there are plenty of old mining dams which are great for gold panning and highbanking. 

There are no creeks flowing through the Craigie State Forest, but there are some gullies which will hold a bit of water during winter. 

There are open mine shafts and unstable ground throughout the Craigie State Forest. Always be wary of the dangers of mine shafts


Be sure to check out our handy Gold Prospecting Guide for Maryborough.

GEOLOGICAL MAP OF THE MARYBOROUGH GOLD FIELD, EARLY 20TH CENTURY


Geological map of the Maryborough gold field which shows historical features in superb detail, including reefs, leads, gullies/flats, and old workings. Originally published by the Department of Crown Lands and Survey, early 20th century. High quality, durable A1 print in a satin finish. Large, 594 x 891 mm. Go to online shop.



DID YOU KNOW...

  • Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Goldfields region of Victoria is a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area!
 

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