Gold mines

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Gold mines are the places - the shafts, pits and cutaways.

For the businesses see Gold mining companies.

Contents

History

The mines

Ararat

Archdale

Arthur's Creek

Avoca

Bald Hills

Ballan

Ballarat

See also: Ballarat

B - Ballarat City Mine - Ballarat Extension No. 1 - Band of Hope and Albion Consols No. 1 - Band of Hope and Albion Consols No. 2 - Band of Hope and Albion Consols No. 3 - Band of Hope and Albion Consols No. 4 - Band of Hope and Albion Consols No. 5 - Band of Hope Gold Mine - Bonshaw No. 1 - Bonshaw No. 2 - Bonshaw No. 3 - C - Cosmopolitan Gold Mine - Cosmopolitan No. 1 - G - Great Gulf No. 1 - Great Gulf No. 2 - Great North West No. 1 - Great North West No. 2 - H - Hand and Band No. 1 - Hand and Band No. 2 - Hand and Band No. 3 - Hand and Band No. 4 - Houses No. 1 South - K - Koh-i-Noor No. 1 - Koh-i-Noor No. 2 - Koh-i-Noor No. 3 - L - Leviathan No. 1 - Leviathan No. 2 - Leviathan No. 3 - N - Napier Extended Gold Mine - P - Park Mine - R - Rose Hill No. 1 - Rose Hill No. 2 - S - St Patrick No. 1 - W - Waterloo Gold Mine - Winter's Freehold No. 1 Mine - Working Miners No. 1 - Working Miners No. 2


Ascot

Bakery Hill

Ballarat East

Llanberris Quartz Mine - Llanberis No. 1 Mine - Llanberis No. 2 - Queen Company's Gold Mine

Ballarat West

Black Hill

Blue Riband Mine - North Queen Gold Mine

Black Hill Flat

Black Hill Range

Brown Hill

Canadian

Central Plateau

Daltons Flat

Golden Point Diggings

Golden Point Lead

Gum Tree Flat

Hollow Back Hill

Inkermann Lead

Lake Wendouree

Greene's Paddock

Little Bendigo / Nerrina

Late in the year 1855 Hough and party sunk a large shaft or hole in the cap of a reef to a depth of 10 feet, and the quartz taken thereout yielded over 500 oxs. of gold. Several very rich specimens were found, containing from 20 ozs to 30 ozs. of gold, embedded in quartz. At the commencement, crushing it with hammers, washed off i tubs and in dishes, but after a time they erected a crushing machine, consisting of a flat sheet of perforated iron. The stone worked by a horse much as a whim is worked. The quartz was lain on the sheet of iron, and as the stone passing over it reduced it the pulverised quartz passed through the holes in the iron into a receiver, and was then washed off, but no regular quartz mining appears to have been done in this locality until 1858. [1]

Temperance Gold Mine

Magpie Range

Milkmaid's Lead

Mount Pleasant

Napoleon Lead

Nelson Lead

Post Office Hill

In 1855 several parties of miners were working this reef, but owing to the high rate of wages, cartage, &c., they simply broke the stone and hammered it about, and passed it over sieves for the purpose of separating debris from the solid stone, and the debris was then carted to White Flat and washed off in tubs at the Yarrowee Creek, the solid stone being thrown aside. [2]

In 1858 several small co-operative parties amalgamated, for the purpose of erecting a 16 head battery for joint use. Crushing was commenced in February 1859, but so defective was the battery that by the end of the month all the boxes were battered to pieces and had to be replaced. [3]

Red Hill

Red Streak

Redan

Band and Albion Mine

Redan Lead

Soldiers Hill

Specimen Hill

Suburban Lead

Swamp Lead

White Flat

White Horse Ranges

Winter's Flat

Winter's Paddock

Beaufort

See also: Beaufort

Waterloo Lead

Berry Deep Lead

See also: Berry Deep Lead

Black Lead

See also: Black Lead

Budgeon’s Flat

See also: Budgeon's Flat

Bullarook

See also: Bullarook

Buninyong

See also: Buninyong

Buninyong Estate No. 1 - Buninyong Estate No. 2 - Buninyong Estate No. 3 - Buninyong Estate No. 4 - Buninyong Estate No. 5 - Buninyong Estate No. 6 - Buninyong Estate No. 7 - Buninyong Estate No. 8 - Buninyong Gold Mining Co.

Buninyong Racecourse

Durham Lead

Gum Tree Flat

Hard Hills

Learmonth’s Paddock

Napoleons

Scotchman's Lead

Union Jack Lead

Watson’s Hill

Bunker’s Hill

See also: Bunker's Hill

Cambrian Hill

See also: Cambrian Hill

Cardigan

See also: Cardigan

Cardigan Mine

Carisbrook

See also: Carisbrook

Carngham

See also: Carngham

Britannia Reef

Snake Valley

Castlemaine

See also: Castlemaine

Chewton

Fryer's Creek

Cattle Station Hill

See also: Cattle Station Hill

Clunes

See also: Clunes

Welcome Reef

Western Reef

Creswick

See also: Creswick

Davies Freehold Junction Mine - Madame Berry West Mine

Allendale

Armagh Reef

Back Creek

Diamond Gully

Frenchman’s Reef

Gum Tree Flat

Hard Hill

Long Point

Mopoke

Portuguese Flat

Red Streak

Spring Gully

Spring Hill

Sulky Gully

White Flat

White Hills

Daylesford

See also: Daylesford

Ajax Consolidated Mine - Cameron's Ajax Mine - Frenchman's Reef Mine - New Specimen Hill Mine - North Nuggetty Ajax Mine - Rising Star Mine - Swiss Mount Mine - William Tell Mine

Ajax Line

Ajax Mine - Ajax Central Mine - Ajax North Mine - Ajax Mine - Christensen's Ajax Mine - Nuggetty Ajax Mine - Nuggetty Trafalgar Mine

Cornish Line / Argus Hill

Anticline, west of the Cornish Mine, 1923. Federation University Historical Collection
The Cornish anticline, at the northern end of the sheet, is about 100 feet east of the Hepburn Mineral Spring, in Spring Creek. Traced southwards it has an undulating pitch to the centre of the township, beyond which its inclination is southerly, through Cornish Hill to Jubilee Lake (an artificial reservoir formed in Wombat Creek). Still further south its position is obscured by overlying superficial deposits. Its approximate position at the south boundary is some 500 feet or so east of the New Specimen Hill mine. Its best paying mines were the Cornish Group, on Cornish Hill, between a quarter and a half mile south-east of the Post Office, where the fold commences its long southerly pitch.[4]
Mr Parsons is given the credit of discovering the Cornish lodes, the find being made when stripping for sluicing auriferous rain wash from the hillside in 1854. [5]

Frenchman's Reef Mine - Mitchell's Shaft - South Cornish Mine - Victorian Cornish Mine

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Italian Hill

Dead Horse Ground

See also: Dead Horse Ground

Derwent Jacks

See also: Derwent Jacks

Dunolly

See also: Dunolly

Franklinford

See also: Franklinford

Gordon's

See also: Gordon's

Green Leek Flat

See also: Green Leek Flat

Haddon

See also: Haddon

Happy Valley

See also: Happy Valley

North American Mine

Hepburn / Hepburn Springs

See also: Hepburn - Hepburn Springs

Italian Gully

See also: Italian Gully

Jubilee Mine

Jerusalem Lead

See also: Jerusalem Lead

Jeweller's Shops

See also: Jeweller's Shops

Kyneton

See also: Kyneton

Coliban River

Linton

Lucky Woman’s

See also: Lucky Woman's

Magpie

See also: Magpie

Maldon

See also: Maldon

Beehive Mine

Maryborough

See also: Maryborough

Leviathan Mine

Alma

Hiscock’s Reef

Leviathan Mine

Mount Egerton

See also: Mount Egerton

Mount Mercer

See also: Mount Mercer

Mount Mercer Gold Mine - Mount Mercer South Gold Mine

Mount Misery

See also: Mount Misery

Mount Rowan

See also: Mount Rowan

Oakley's Diggings

See also: Oakley's Diggings

Oldham Lead

See also: Oldham Lead

Pitfield

See also: Pitfield

Regent Gully

See also: Regent Gully

North Woah Hawp Mine

River Loddon

See also: River Loddon

Rokewood

See also: Rokewood

Break o'Day

Corindhap

Dereel

Illabarook

Rokewood Junction

Sailor's Gully

See also: Sailor's Gully

Scarsdale

See also: Scarsdale

Eclipse Mine - Jubilee Mine

Monkey Gully

Sebastopol

See also: Sebastopol

Band of Hope and Albion Consols No. 1 - Band of Hope and Albion Consols No. 2 - Band of Hope and Albion Consols No. 3 - Band of Hope and Albion Consols No. 4 - Band of Hope and Albion Consols No. 5 - Bonshaw No. 1 - Bonshaw No. 2 - Bonshaw No. 3 - Central Plateau No. 2 Quartz Gold Mine - Cosmopolitan Gold Mine - Great Gulf No. 1 - Great Gulf No. 2 - Guiding Star Mine - Leviathan No. 1 - Leviathan No. 2 - Leviathan No. 3 - Prince of Wales No. 2 - Prince of Wales No.3 - Red Jacket Mine - Sebastopol Plateau Gold Mine No. 1 - Sebastopol Star Mine - South Star Quartz Gold Mine - Star of the East Quartz Gold Mine - Sulieman Pasha No. 2 Mine - Winters Freehold No. 2 - Working Miners No. 1 - Working Miners No. 2

Cobbler’s Lead

Frenchman's Lead

Golden Point Lead

Long Gully Lead

Lord Raglan Lead

Sebastopol Plateau

Terrible Lead

White Horse Lead

Woolshed Lead

Prince of Wales Mine

Smeaton

See also: Smeaton

Berry Leads, Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Cat. No.531.1 )

Hepburn Home Paddock Gold Mine

Berry Leads

Berry No. 1 - Berry No. 2

Smythesdale

See also: Smythesdale

Caxton Mine

Derwent Jack’s Lead

Grand Trunk Lead

Sovereign Hill

See also: Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill Mine

Specimen Gully

See also: Specimen Gully

Springdallah

See also: Springdallah

Staffordshire Reef

See also: Staffordshire Reef

Stawell

See also: Stawell

Stieglitz

See also: Stieglitz

Elsie Mine

Suburban Lead

See also: Suburban Lead

Sulky Gully

See also: Sulky Gully

Talbot

Amherst

Talbot Flat

Tea Tree

See also: Tea Tree

Timor

See also: Timor

Duke United Alluvial Mine - Grand Duke Mine

Trentham

See also: Trentham

Warren’s Lead

See also: Warren's Lead

Welshman's Reef

See also: Welshman's Reef

Royal Mint Mine

Yandoit

See also: Yandoit

Glamorgan Mine - Hamburg Mine - Yandoit Alluvial Mine

To Be Located

Australasia Gold Mine - Ballarat City Mine - Black Hill Gold Mine - Britannia United Mine - Dalzell-Buchanan Mine - Egerton Mine - First Chance Gold Mine - Inkerman and Durham Mine - Kosinski Mine - Long Tunnel Mine - Maxwell Consolidated Mine - Midas Mine - Nelson Mine - New Normanby Gold Mine - Normandy North Mine - Park Lead Mine - Prince of Wales and Bonshaw Mine -South Woah Hawp Mine - Standard Company Mine - Woah Hawp Canton Mine

See also

Gold Ore Mining

Gold gullies - Gold gutters - Gold leads - Gold mining companies - Gold reefs

Notes


References

  1. Brough Smith, R., Mining & Mineral Statistics, Victorian Exhibition, Melbourne, 1872, p. 54.
  2. Brough Smith, R.,Mining & Mineral Statistics, Victorian Exhibition, Melbourne, 1872, p.61.
  3. Brough Smith, R.,Mining & Mineral Statistics, Victorian Exhibition, Melbourne, 1872, p.61-62.
  4. Whitelaw, H.S. and Baragwanath, W., The Daylesford Gold-field (with plans and sections), Bulletins of the Geological survey of Victoria No 42., Department of Mines, Victoria, 1923, p. 74.
  5. Whitelaw, H.S. and Baragwanath, W., The Daylesford Gold-field (with plans and sections), Bulletins of the Geological survey of Victoria No 42., Department of Mines, Victoria, 1923, p. 74.

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--Beth Kicinski 10:29, 21 November 2016 (AEDT)

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