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Miner's Hut Ruins and Gold Diggings

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Off White Horse Track, Craigie VIC 3465

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Features

  • Miner's hut ruins
  • Line of gold workings
  • Open mine shafts
  • Scattered rubble and relics
  • Bushland
  • Gold prospecting
This stone fireplace of an old miner's hut stands in the bush off White Horse Track, within the Craigie State Forest

The chimney ruins


The remains of this stone fireplace are surrounded by scattered rubble (both stone and brick), as well as relics such as pottery and metal fragments. 

The gold diggings


A long line of gold diggings begins at White Horse Track behind the fireplace, and heads off in a line up the hill in a northern direction. 


There are multiple deep open mine shafts along this line, be careful while walking off the track. 

How to get to the Miner's Hut Ruins and Gold Diggings


This site is located just off White Horse Track along an unnamed road. 

From Majorca Road, take White Horse Track a short way into the bush and then turn left at the first turn-off. 

The stone fireplace is just up ahead, to the right of this track.

Also of interest





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.

PROSPECTORS AND MINERS ASSOCIATION VICTORIA


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.




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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