Have you found gold in unmarked creeks?

Last year I was prospecting in a creek that I’ve gone over a few times in the last few years, and got wondering why the surrounding creeks were not marked as having gold in LISTmap.

Since the creek I’ve been working was getting a bit flogged, I spent a day working a km or so of one of the neighbouring creeks that has the same geology.

Immediately it was obvious that the old-timers didn’t waste any effort in this creek. No stacked rocks or evidence of workings of any kind.

Still, I managed to find two little tiddlers with the SDC (the two separate ones on the right hand side of the picture).

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Yes, often the little side branches to the main workings can be productive: these came from a tiny branch off a branch off the main creek at Corinna

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