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Post  The New Guy on Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:52 pm

Hello everybody, i hope i put this in the right place this is my first time joining a forum.

I was wandering if anybody had any info on the heathcote area? I have an old minelab gold detecter and was hoping to try my luck out the bush. I have already dug my backyard up and found several coins and bullets and other such things but would love to find a nugget even if its small.

I tried to find some info on the area and couldnt come up with much but did manage to find a map of an area called "one eye" that another member has posted. I was wandering If anyone knows this area and if it would be worth having a look around or if i would be wasting my time. I hear people talk of a place called the "purple stump" wich was a stump painted purple but no longer there at one eye, does anybody know of this. I know i may be asking a lot as people dont like to tell you were to find the gold, but i just need pointing in the right direction. If somebody could please help me out it with any info on heathcote would be greatly appriciated.

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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:47 pm

Hi mate private message larry303 i think he is a local

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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:20 pm

Welcome to this forum,

go to this site and download the pdf's for Heathcote area. Interesting reading

http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/heritage/archaeology/gold-mining-history-and-mining-plots-in-victoria/historic-gold-mining-sites

enjoy.

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Post  GoldstalkerGPX on Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:45 pm

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:51 am

G'day New Guy, I sent you a detailed PM on Heathcote..did you receive it mate? Hoo Roo

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Post  24kt on Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:39 am

Clay Base wrote:Welcome to this forum,

go to this site and download the pdf's for Heathcote area. Interesting reading

http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/heritage/archaeology/gold-mining-history-and-mining-plots-in-victoria/historic-gold-mining-sites

enjoy.

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Hi
Great bit of information on the website you listed

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Post  The New Guy on Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:05 pm

Thanks heaps guys for all the help there is some good reading there, and thanks larry for the pm that helps a lot. Well mish me luck its now just a matter of finding the elusive gold Very Happy
Thanks again guys

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:55 pm

larry303 i often go to sluice in Heathcote can you please share with the rest of us any info you have ,not on specific spots of course Very Happy , but any general info would be gratefully received ! cheers

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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:05 pm

G'day Murachu, I gave 'the New Guy' specific details of where his best possible chances lie in Heathcote environs....he's a new chum to gold detecting as well as the district...
He was not aware of Doug Stones maps which at least give the history of where the diggers found their gold.
I've got a landowner mate here who has given me exclusive access to half Kilometre of the McIvor Creek...close to where the action was for the estimated 6000 Chinese who were camped near the McIvor...just waiting for the waters to subside.....hasn't been touched in the 12 years he's owned it!.....and now they are talking another week of rains and possible flooding but not as bad as January...<.it never rains but it pours!>......there are huge areas to detect in The Argyle and One Eye with large tracts of it still looking like 'The Somme'....where do you sluice..near the Forde?.....
Talking about One Eye...I think its time our member HobosGold told us all where that 'purple stump' he has mentioned used to be in the One Eye where he got some bits.....co-ordinates will be sufficient mate.....and dont tell us it used to be next to where the yellow tree used to be....
See you out there... I drive a green Discovery with S.A. plates if you see me come and have a chat mate..
Looks like I will be here till October now, wife now doing further studies at Bendigo >supposed to be on round Australia trip got this far from Port Lincoln, which has taken last 12 months...I've got the time, at my age I'm only waiting for death...LOL.....Hoo Roo


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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:46 pm

larry303 thanks for the reply --ive been waiting for rain for 20yrs now !! and yes we have lots -- im usually found on the red dog lead area! and you will do well on those diggings im sure all the best cheers cheers

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Post  24kt on Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:23 am

Hi The New Guy, invest in a few maps like suggested but one place of interest to me in Heathcote area is " Hedleys Dam Tk" area. GPS co-ordinates if you have access to a GPS, take you directly to the spots. S36 57.043 , E144 42.626 , Hedley's Dam Location - S36 57.678 , E144 42.689. I was there a few weeks back and will be back soon Laughing Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:03 am

wow 24kt thats a great post !! hhhmm dont have a gps !! looks like i will need one -- Very Happy

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Post  24kt on Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:09 pm

Murachu wrote:wow 24kt thats a great post !! hhhmm dont have a gps !! looks like i will need one -- Very Happy
Hi Murachu your welcome and the dam is full of water so ideal for sluicing the area if one is allowed

Maybe even catchup there and I learn a dew things.

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:00 pm

...and Hedley's Dam Track leads to Dirty Womens Gully and creek where you should find some small bits around the broken quartz... Wink .

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Post  HOBO'S Gold on Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:35 pm

Gday I'll be going to Heathcote on sunday with a few mates, keep an eye out for a Blue HiLux with the number plate "hobo 60" drop by and say Gday.

Regards Johnny sunny
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