Rich Goldfields of Queensland

GOLD DISCOVERIES IN QUEENSLAND http://raregoldnuggets.com/?p=529

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Gold was first discovered at Lord John Swamp at the Lucky Valley Goldfield, in the vicinity of Warwick Township, in 1852. Payable gold in Queensland was initially discovered by W. C. Capel and party at the locality of Canoona in 1858.

In 1863, alluvial gold was found at Canal Creek, west of Warwick in the Gladstone region; and in 1865 at Gavial Creek, which is a branch of Crocodile Creek in the Rockhampton Goldfield. In 1867, gold was found at Ridgelands within the Rockhampton area, and at the towns of Rosewood in the Bremer Valley and, Gympie, which lies on the Mary River in the Wide Bay-Burnett region.

In succession, further discoveries occurred at the coastal city of Townsville in the following year; at the Gilbert River in central Queensland in 1869; at Ravenswood Town and Charters Towers City in 1872; at the Palmer River, north of Maytown and southwest of Cooktown in 1873; and, at the Hodgkinson River in 1875.

In 1881, further discoveries were made at the township of Mount Britton in Nebo Shire; at the celebrated Mount Morgan; at Creen Creek in Croydon in 1836; at the Starcke fields in 1890; at the town of Coen in the Shire of Cook on the remote Cape York Peninsula in 1900; and, at the Alice River Township in 1904.

New discoveries of gold continued to occur in Queensland, particularly in 1986, when the precious yellow metal was found in Kidston Town in the Shire of Etheridge; and, in the Mt. Leyshon near Charters Towers, where gold deposits have been sporadically reworked.

Most past and current reports and records of gold discoveries, as well as geological details and information about the old goldfields of Queensland have been referenced from various data obtained by the Bureau of Mineral Resources in Canberra and the Department of Mines in Queensland. Both agencies have officially defined these goldfields into three proclaimed gold regions: Southern Queensland, Central Queensland, and North Queensland. http://raregoldnuggets.com/?p=529

BIGGENDEN AREA
• Gebangle Gold Reefs
• Mount Shamrock Goldfield
• Paradise Goldfield
• Stanton Harcourt Goldfield
• Young Australian Gold Mine

BRISBANE AREA
• Bank’s Creek
• Brookfield-Enoggera Area
• Bunkers Hill, Ravensbourne (Near Toowoomba)
• Camp Mountain (near Samford)
• Pimpama Creek
• Minor gold deposits also occurred in Ormeau and Beenleigh in the Neranleigh-Fernvale Beds.

CORDALBA AREA
• Bull Ant Mine
• Mount Ideal Mine
• Wild Irishman Mine

EIDSVOLD AREA
• Cracow Goldfield
• Eidsvold Goldfield

GAYNDAH AREA
• Scotland Hills

GYMPIE AREA
• Glastonbury Goldfield
• Gympie Goldfield

KILKIVAN AREA
• Kilkivan Goldfield
• Tansey Gold Mine

MARODIAN AREA
• Mount Scougall Mines
• Munna Mine
• XYZ Mine
• Yorkey’s Goldfield

MARYBOROUGH & UPPER BURNETT AREA
• Boondooma Area, Proston

MONTO AREA
• Cania & Kroombit Goldfields

MOUNT PERRY AREA
• Mount Perry
• Perry Goldfield
• Reid’s Creek Goldfield
• Swindon Lease

MUNDUBBERRA AREA
• Hungry Hill-McKonkey Creek-Coonambula Areas
• St. Johns Creek

NANANGO AREA
• Benarkin Area
• Blackbutt Area
• Manumbar Area
• Milford Rocks
• Monsildale
• Nanango Goldfield
• Scrub Paddock Diggings
• Seven Mile Diggings
• Taromeo Creek

STANTHORPE AREA
• Pikedale Goldfield
• Waroo Gold and Copper Mine

SUNSHINE COAST AREA
• North Arm Gold Deposits
• Jimna Goldfield (also known as the Yabba Goldfield)
• Many other gold occurrences were recorded near Woondum; Kin Kin area; Traveston; Yabba Creek; Casey’s Gully, Breakneck Creek and Brown’s Gully, all in Imbil; and, between Walli and Chinaman’s Creeks, State Forest Reserve 736, and at the Booloumba, Kidaman, Peter and Bundaroo Creeks, all around the vicinity of Kenilworth.

WARWICK AREA

• Canal Creek Goldfield
• Leyburn Goldfield
• Lucky Valley Goldfield
• Palgrave Goldfield
• Talgai Goldfield (formerly Darkie’s Flat)
• Thanes Creek Goldfield