You would have to go through the same process for a 12 foot claim as for a 5 hectare claim. If you dig out the hole, which you can do with hand tools and you have a current Miners Right, then yes the gold is yours. The old 8 ft or 12 ft square claims disappeared years ago. 7
Useful maps of Victoria showing the routes to major goldfields are: The digger39;s road guide to the gold mines of Victoria and the country extending 210 miles round Melbourne Ham39;s squatting map of Victoria Maps can help you to trace the development of a goldfields town. For example, compare these maps of Dunolly from 1857 and 1859.
occurrence of corroborees being performed during the gold rush period in Victoria. Note the non Indigenous spectators in the foreground who may have been summoned to view this corroboree. A native corroboree at night, Gill, Thomas, , watercolour. Rex Nan Kivell Collection, NK2124, National Library of Australia, an3366343.
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. People have been prospecting for gold in the Victorian Goldfields since the 185039;s gold rush saw the entire state turned upside down with gold fever!
Navarre Minerals is an Australian based resources company with a portfolio of early to advanced stage gold and copper projects in Victoria.You can see NMLs two projects within the Golden Triangle below, along with nearby $2 billion capped Kirkland Lakes Stawell Gold Mine and Fosterville Gold Mine Kirkland Lake is NMLs largest shareholder.
View all comments Victoria is primed for a new gold rush as the state government throws open 1500 square kilometres of land for international companies to probe for the precious metal. Authorities estimate there is still $150 billion worth of gold in the ground with only half the gold across Victoria thought to have been discovered.