Where are gold nuggets in Victoria?
Many of the world’s largest gold nuggets have been found in the Golden Triangle of central Victoria. Elsewhere, gemstone fossickers have found sapphires, zeolites and agate.
What is the biggest gold nugget found in Victoria?
the Welcome Stranger
Considered by most authorities to be the biggest gold nugget ever found, the Welcome Stranger was found at Moliagul, Victoria, Australia in 1869 by John Deason and Richard Oates. It weighed gross, over 2,520 troy ounces (78 kg; 173 lb) and returned over 2,284 troy ounces (71.0 kg; 156.6 lb) net.
Where was most gold found in Victoria?
Victoria has thirteen goldﬁelds that have each produced more than one million ounces (Moz) of gold. Bendigo (22 Moz) is the largest goldfield, followed by Ballarat, Castlemaine, Stawell and Woods Point-Walhalla with a growing production profile and resource base at Fosterville.
Where can I go gold detecting in Victoria?
The following parks have designated areas where you are allowed to prospect:
- Beechworth Historic Park.
- Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park.
- Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park.
- Enfield State Park.
- Greater Bendigo National Park.
- Heathcote-Graytown National Park.
- Kara Kara National Park.
- Kooyoora State Park.
Can I go prospecting in Victoria?
Where are you allowed to go gold prospecting in Victoria? Prospecting is allowed in most State Forests, many Reserves and private property with the land owner’s permission. Prospecting is also permitted on Crown Land (except for Prohibited Crown Land), and permitted areas in certain parks under the National Parks Act.
Where was the gold nugget found in Ballarat?
In January 2013 an amateur explorer unearthed a golden nugget weighing 5.5 kilogram , buried 60 centimeters (23.6 inches) in the ground outside Ballarat, around an hour’s drive south of Tarnagulla. At the time experts valued the find at at least $300,000.
Where was the most gold found in Victoria?
Victoria’s Golden Triangle region is word-famous for the large sizes, purity, and quantities of gold nuggets found within the area. It continues to yield significant finds even at the present times, and it is perhaps, one of the better known Victorian gold-bearing areas frequented by prospectors with modern gold metal detectors.