Author Topic:  Australian gold areas by State  (Read 3233 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Smurf

  • A Find is a Find
  • Crew
  • Platinum
  • *
  • Member Since: May 2010
  • Posts: 4924
  • SMURF and his AT PRO

  • Last 30 Days Activity
    0%
    • I live in: Woodgate Queensland
    • Facebook
    • Youtube channel
  • Likes Given: 0
Australian gold areas by State
« on: March 16, 2011, 12:49 »
Australian Gold Locations
 Australia is littered with areas that have produced gold. Research is vital when prospecting and will reveal not only new areas to try but also provide articles of interest to anyone that enjoys the bush. It will amaze you where the old timers managed to get to with a horse or on foot with a wheelbarrow. Often it was only the lack of water that stopped them. With 4WDs, camper trailers, HF radios and refrigeration we are now in a position to go further than the old diggers. Who knows what we’ll find in these more remote areas? Keep in mind however that today, many lands will be under the control of private owners. Ground access is often restricted and permission must be sought prior to any prospecting. Legislation varies between states.

Victoria
Victoria would arguably rank second only to W.A. in the gold stakes. Victoria has produced some of the largest nuggets in Australia and indeed the world. Historically, Victoria has tended to bring forth the largest nuggets. Gemstones are also another likely find in Victoria for prospectors.

Gold areas within the state of Victoria are: Ararat, Stawell, Ballarat, Avoca, Dunolly, Wedderburn, Clunes, Bendigo, Rushworth, Castlemaine, Mansfield, Alexandra, Beechworth, Bonang, Bright, Benalla and Glen Willis.


New South Wales
Gold areas within the state of New South Wales are: Tibabooburra, Broken Hill to Menindee, Cobar, Canbelego, West Wyalong, Temora, Young, Braidwood, Albury, Kianora, Eden, Bega, Gulgong, Mudgee, Hill End, Sofala, Bathurst, Nundle, Tamworth, Bingara, Armidale, Ullara and Drake.


Queensland
Gold areas within the state of Queensland are: Cloncurry, Georgetown, Forsayth, Croydon, Percyville, Wenlock, Cohen, Maytown, Palmer River, Charters Towers, Ravenswood, Mackay, Clermont, Rockhampton, Maryborough, Gympie and Stanthorpe.


Northern Territory
Gold areas within the Northern Territory are: Adelaide River, Brookes Creek, Pine Creek, Wandi, Tanami, Rabbit Flat, The Granites, Tennant Creek and Arltunga.


South Australia
Gold areas within the state of South Australia are: Euchunga, Barossa, Teetulpa, Tarcoola, Muckanpippie, Peake Diggings, Leigh Creek, Burra, Peterborough and Wadnaminga.


Tasmania
Gold areas within the state of Tasmania are: Corinna, Moina, Queenstown, Urquhart, and Mainwaring Rivers, Beaconsfield, Lefroy, Lisle, Forrester, Gladstone, Fingal, Mathina and Cygnet.


 
Western Australia
Western Australia may well be the state with the most widespread gold areas and the mining economy in general in this state supports a substantial part of the Australian economy. Whilst the mines of Kalgoorlie are known all over the world for their prodigious gold output, large amounts of alluvial gold have been found in the Pilbara area of Western Australia For the hobby prospector there are still gold nuggets to be found within the state.

Gold areas within the state of Western Australia are: The Darling Ranges, Boddington, Donnybrook, Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Menzies, Leonora, Laverton, Wiluna, Leinster, Sandstone, Mount Magnet, Cue, Meekatharra, Cobra Station, Mount Newman, The Ashburton River, Karratha, Roebourne, Nullagine, Marble Bar, Halls Creek, Great Sandy Desert – Telfer and Ruby Plains.

  • Detector(s) owned/used: Bounty Hunter IV (Sold), Garrett AT PRO (Current), Garrett PinPointer, Minelab ProFind
  • Oldest find: 1863 ITALIAN 50 CENTESIMI, 1884 BRITANNIA PENNY,1881 BRITISH THREEPENCE, 1911 AUSTRALIAN HALF PENNY
  • My Awards Awarded when you have found a 1/2d, 1d, 3d, 6d, 1/-, 2/- Award for finding a farthing or part farthing. Award for finding a gold nugget Awarded for finding an Australian Rising Sun Badge Awarded for finding a Pre-Dec Full House in the one day. Award for returning a lost valuable to original owner Awarded for winning a leg of "Play it forward" Award for finding a gold ring
  • Decimal Tally     Pre Decimal Tally      Silver Tally
    $344.41           3 Pd / 6s / 1d             72

    Total Decs          Total Predecs
       636                       262

    detectorsmurf on youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/DetectorSmurf

     

    @MEMBER OF PROJECT HONEY POT
    Spam Harvester Protection Network
    provided by Unspam