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Mining Machinery Foundations - Blackman's Lead

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Unnamed Road, Maryborough VIC 3465 (off Majorca Road, see map)

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These machinery foundations are located in the bush off Majorca Road in Blackman's Lead - an interesting area within the Craigie State Forest which displays abundant evidence and remnants of the gold digging days.

A 537 oz gold nugget was discovered in this area in 1858. 

A stone monument commemorating the find is located over on Stewart Drive, fairly close to these machinery foundations.

The Craigie State Forest is popular for bushwalking and gold prospecting. 

Locations of interest nearby include:


  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • 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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