Golden opportunities for a memorable regional trip

A new guide for prospectors has just been released, full of tips and tricks for anyone interested in having some fossicking fun.

Victoria’s gold story is an enduring one and the first gold prospectors who arrived on our goldfields from afar are still providing inspiration for commercial and recreational explorers alike today.

Gold was first discovered in Victoria near Clunes, around 150 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, in 1850. Following further discoveries, the state government of the day incentivised finding more gold in 1851 and the gold rush began.

The world is a different place now compared to 1851. However, some things do remain the same when it comes to gold–its value across the world is undiminished, hovering in excess of $2,000 AUD an ounce and its lustre and luminosity capture people’s interest and imagination like few other substances.

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