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Bendigo is a large regional town in central Victoria, Australia with 100,000 residents & is the 4th largest town in Victoria.

The Bendigo gold seam covered an area of 3600 hectares & from 1851 until 1954 a total of 25 million ounces of gold were taken from the area around Bendigo.

The early discoveries of alluvial gold quickly gave way to the more difficult quartz-based gold. By the 1860s the goldfields had changed from small operations to major mines with deep shafts.

 

 

 

Today Bendigo is a charming & elegant rural centre with an economy which is driven by a mixture of tourism, industry & servicing the surrounding agricultural district.

Bendigo grew as a result of gold mining in the mid to late 19th century. As a legacy of the Gold boom Bendigo has many magnificant buildings built in a late Victorian colonial style.

Many people still come to the Bendigo region with the hope of striking gold.  Recreational fossicking is allowed in some areas.

Gold prospecting is a fantastic way for Australians & tourists to discover an important chapter in Australia's history. Bendigo Gold World Tours offers a number of guided fossicking adventures..