Due to the Moina trip having to be cancelled, the 30 November trip will be to Cradle and Tobacco Creeks, in Golconda, north of Lisle, from 9 am onwards.
The rush to Cradle Creek, near the time that the Lisle goldfield was discovered, produced over 2,000 ounces of gold. The Cradle Creek diggings are mostly dry (I’ve never seen the creek run) and suitable for detecting, whereas Tobacco Creek usually has enough water to pan, and for a very small sluice.
We will meet at the three-way road-junction near the junction of Cradle Ck and Tobacco Ck. To get there, from the Lilydale Road (B 81) turn south onto Virginia Road at Golconda. Drive southwards towards Lisle for about 3 km and you’ll come to a cross junction with roads coming off to the east and west. Turn east onto the road to Cradle Creek and the three-way-junction is approximately 900m further on.
Have a look at the map I’ve added above.