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Post  Jefgold on Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:15 pm

I received this message from Lucky 1. Perhaps one of the members can help him

hi jefgold
I spotted your thread on "around brisbane and gympie"(jan 2. 2010) noticed that you said that bankers hill was or is around toowoomba. I've tried to pull it up on the net but haven't had any luck. I live in toowoomba and thought it may be a good spot for a bit of a beep. Hoping you can throw a bit more light on the subject for me or point me in the right direction for some more info about the area.

Kindest regards lucky 1


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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:45 am

I am confused as to who wrote this post? Jefgold or Lucky 1???
Interested as I live near Toowoomba and never heard of Bankers Hill, only Bunkers Hill at Westbrook. Hannahs owned the property and I had permission to fly my Radio Controlled gliders off it years ago.

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Post  lucky 1 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:01 am

Hi panther
I wrote it (lucky 1) I was reading a thread dated 2nd jan 2010. by jefgold under "gold around brisbane and gympie" that mentioned a place called bankers hill near toowoomba. I searched it on the net but only came up with bunkers hill. Thought I sent a private mail to jefgold to see if he could shed some light on it for me.Not real good with pc's looks like I just posted it instead. confused Very Happy


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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:10 am

Hi Lucky, I can have a look in Gold and Ghosts but I haven't seen Bankers Hill before. I know gold was found around Murphys Creek, Helidon and Highfields but have never found any suitable area for detecting there. In fact there is another mine about 2 klm line of sight from my place near Grantham. I have been told I can check it out sometime. A neighbour claims they picked up a small nugget lying on the ground but then lost it later on. mmmm
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Post  Acan on Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:18 am

Hi Panther.

Looked at the thread re Lucky trying to find Bankers Hill. I myself in South East Qld, Gold Coast. Never heard of it. Seems like a great name, bankers on the hill collecting the gold.

I also noticed that you are based at Grantham.

I hope you were all OK with the floods.

The vision was terrible.

All the best. Acan jocolor

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:22 am

Hi Acan Apart from getting water in my boots as I drove thru the floodwaters I was OK. (Funny story there)
Thanks for your concern.
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Post  lucky 1 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:45 am

hi panther
Little knowledge big danger... All i did was push a button here, push a button there and bammmmmm i stole some ones ID ......lol
Thanks for the info but i'd be staying away from murphys creek, we go down once a fortnight for bowen,they are still cleaning up from the floods. don't want to look like i'm out to find some ones gear.
Have heard that there has been some colour some where around ravensborne and crowsnest back in the days but havn't been able to find out anything concrete or if it was nuggets.


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Post  Clay Base on Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:10 pm

Has been mispelled from Bunker's Hill, Westbrook, Toowoomba, Queensland.

Old newspaper (Barrier Miner, NSW) Wednesday 28th December 1932, page 2
[i]Brisbane - Wednesday - Promising finds of gold ore are reported from Bunker's Hill, an old prospecting field 35 miles from Toowoomba, Queensland.
http://tiny.cc/on00j
Even the old papers report is in error as to the distance from Toowoomba.
Still a primary school there
http://bunkhillss.eq.edu.au/wcmss/


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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:51 pm

In Gold and Ghosts Page 71, it lists the Ravensbourne Diggings at Bunkers Hill, 6.5 klm north-east of Ravensbourne. It was found in the 1930s.
The gold occurs sporadically , in rich pockets and is entirely without quartz. That's interesting. Sounds like 5000 country.
There is a map showing Bunkers Hill location on page 72. G&G Vol. 3.
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hi panther

Post  madmaverick on Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:45 pm

sounds possible, so when are we goin lmao,, interesting posts guys

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:54 pm

Steve and Lea. I can scan the 2 relevant pages and send to you if you wish
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hey Panther

Post  madmaverick on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:03 pm

feel free m8 lol,, now you mention it,, you got any info about areas around Inglewood ????? can't wait to meet you m8, you sound very knowlegeable and like a nice guy, not many of us left lmao

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:44 pm

DONE!!! Now... Inglewood, hmmm I'll have to look. I know there was a silver mine out Texas way...

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Post  geof_junk on Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:00 pm

Found the co-ordinates from my Historical Gold Mines in Google Earth in the information on goldfields section on this forum.

Bunker hill mine
146.9182361111 -19.9539027778 (Lat/Lon: 19° 57' 14.05" S, 146° 55' 05.65" E)

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:42 pm

Lucky 1 if you want that info, PM me with your email since you asked first lol

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Post  lucky 1 on Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:10 pm

Thanks panther that would be great and thanks to every one else with info.
Panther those g&g books how many volumes what are they worth and where can i get them?
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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:28 pm

G&G are out of production and are quite expensive 2nd hand. You could try ebay but expect to pay anything from $300 - $500 I think mine (Vol3 Q'land) cost me around $60 new many years ago.
They are not going to find gold for you but are loaded with locations and the history and type of gold found. ie nuggety, fine, reef etc
and the amount won from mines etc. Trouble is, when you start reading them, you get yourself wound up and rearing to go... Laughing

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hey guys

Post  madmaverick on Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:33 pm

they all seem to start at $1000 plus,, great books from what i have seen so far

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Post  Guest on Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:33 pm

Madmaverick.
Checking G&G on Inglewood. I wouldn't waste my time. (or fuel)

$1000.00!! woo... The mice chewed a corner off mine but missed the text thank goodness. I will have to send the little b's a bill.

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Post  madmaverick on Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:11 pm

ty for havin a look anyways

happy hunting

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Post  shelby23 on Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:52 am

Hi I had to wait 2 months to loan GG Vol3 Queensland I have to sign for the book, to read it in the libuary ONLY.

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:53 am

Yes shelby, apparently there were a lot of volumes got 'lost' or 'stolen' whilst on loan and the borrower only had to pay a token value compared to the value of the book. It seems that temptation was a bit much for some poor souls and many books finished up on ebay from what I have been told.
You are lucky the library even had a copy at all.
Have you found any more nuggets on your property yet? (I think it was you that found one?)

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Re: Bankers Hill - Toowoomba

Post  Acan on Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:20 am

Morning All-

The grid co ordinates that geoff_junk listed is a Bunkers Hill, but too far up froim Toowoomba. Closer to Townsville.

There must be another Bunkers Hill, or it does not exist near Toowoomba.

Re Gold and Ghosts.

The Gold Coast Libary has the full 4 voilume set.

I went to see them last year and they are in archives section upstairs. They are in a glass cabinet and you are allowed to take them out one at a time and read them on a table in front of the archive librarian. You cannot take them out of the room.

One plus though is that were you sit, a copier is next to you and she said I was allowed to copy a few pages.

They are available at times for purchase and Yes they are going for BIG dollars.

I finally bit the bullet this week and purchased Volume 1 and 2. Now looking out for Vol 3 and 4 for the right price.

As I would like these for a reference source. I know a lot of the places have been flooged to death, as detectors change new nuggets are being found and some areas are remote and do not have the easy access. So my 4wd will get in. Or quad bike for deeper locations after base camp set up.

With my long term plans to detect for far longer periods and travel over the next few years, a couple of good nuggets will cover the cost.

They are also a good read.

Hope you all have a great weekend and find heaps. Acan jocolor

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Post  shandeemax on Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:12 pm

Hi Acan,
The Bunkers Hill you are interested in is 6.5K's North East of Ravensbourne, off the Esk-Hampton Road. An approximate area to start looking for diggings might be 27° 17' 57" S, 152° 15' 27" E - that should put you in the general area at least. Be aware the area appears to be inside State Forest, in which case prospecting prohibited Sad
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Post  Acan on Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:36 pm

Hi Andy,

Thanks for the message. I personally am not going there. A memeber further up the message was asking for directions and some were given, but I thought they were wrong.

Have a great weekend. Acan jocolor

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Post  lucky 1 on Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:52 pm

Got the email thanks again panther





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Post  geof_junk on Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:17 pm

shandeemax wrote:Hi Acan,
The Bunkers Hill you are interested in is 6.5K's North East of Ravensbourne, off the Esk-Hampton Road. An approximate area to start looking for diggings might be 27° 17' 57" S, 152° 15' 27" E - that should put you in the general area at least. Be aware the area appears to be inside State Forest, in which case prospecting prohibited Sad
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Andy info is backed up in G&G3 page 71 and is shown in google below


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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:21 am

Whoever heads out there try asking the local property owners about the area they might be able to lead you to diggings around the area, I find once you get talking to them they reveal a lot and are always helpful.

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Post  jacktar on Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:55 am

Its ok to detect in state forrest's with a fossickers licence but not national forrest's. Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:15 pm

No its not dont get caught Queensland is one of the most locked up states in Australia, you are only allowed to prospect in GPAs outlined by the Queensland Gov or if you get permission private land. There is no metal detecting or prospecting allowed in state forests.

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