Primefact Number: 568    Edition: First edition    Released/reviewed: 01 Feb 2007

Gulgong is in the Mudgee District, 340km by rail from Sydney, and has a population of between 2-3 000 people. The township is 472m above sea level and situated upon the northern end of a low range of hills which form the watershed between Wyaldra and Cooyal Creeks on the east and the Cudgegong River on the west.

Prior to 1870, the site of the Gulgong township was a sheep-run owned by the late Mr R. Rouse.
The discovery of rich alluvial gold leads in April 1870 brought a great influx of prospectors and Gulgong, Canadian and Home Rule became important gold-producing centres, supporting a population of 18-20 000 people. Topics discussed in this Primefact include:

  • history
  • reefs
  • ore deposits
  • deep leads
  • exploration.


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568 Gulgong gold deposits - Full version 01 Feb 2007  180.1 KB