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Gold fields around the Alexandra area extra.

Post  Guest on Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:02 pm

Gold fields around the Alexandra area extra.

Mining activities in the study area were based on gold with miner associated metals such as stibnite, cobalt and rare occurrences of quartz mining (Figure 10.1). Mining operations commenced in the 1860s and flourished through to the 1870s with a few mines being reactivated in the 1930s and 40s. Generally the alluvial fields were exploited first. They were often very rich, shallow and short lived. Reef mining
usually proceeded shortly after. All the gold fields located within the area (known to the author) except the Goldie Field north-west of Kilmore within Ordovician strata, are found within the Silurian-Devonian strata. None are known to occur within the granites although the Tallangallook field occurs at the contact of the Strathbogie Batholith and the Silurian-Devonian strata. These goldfields included Tyaak and Clonbinane near
Broadford; Strath Creek; Ghin Ghin north-west of Yea; Yea; Ti Tree Creek and Junction Hill south of Yea; Molesworth, Gobur and Alexandria. In the east of the study area, the northern portion of the major Walhalla-Woods Point Gold Province occurs (Figure 10.1).
Generally speaking information on amounts of gold, grade and tonnage of ore extracted, and the
duration of mining on individual reefs and mines is incomplete, apart from those which were (re)worked and reported such as the Walhalla-Woods Point Gold Province (Whiting and Bowen 1976). Information on the other fields has been gleaned from the works of Brough-Smyth (1867), Kenny (1937, 1938a, 1939, 1940) and the 1890 Hunt Royal Commission.

M. J. Garratt

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http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/gbbregn.nsf/pages/gbb_landform_landsys_gb_pdf_secc/$FILE/goulburn%20valley%20recon%20section%20c%20prt%2010.pdf

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molesworth

Post  newhobby on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:25 pm

hi,
totally new to all of this,
but holliday often in the molly area.....any tips or hint ?
cheers
j

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Re: Gold fields around the Alexandra area extra.

Post  Guest on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:48 pm

newhobby wrote:hi,
totally new to all of this,
but holliday often in the molly area.....any tips or hint ?
cheers
j

more info required ! Very Happy

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so new !!!!

Post  newhobby on Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:13 pm

so new to this i dont even know what to ask !!!
i have just purchased my first dectector and would like to
try fosicking and hunting......

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Re: Gold fields around the Alexandra area extra.

Post  Guest on Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:54 pm

hi newhobby.Welcome to the forum.post in general discussion area your post and introduction as new member and you will get plenty of attention and help.
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