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Central VIC Branch – Digital Tech Talk: Hiding Elephants – An Overview of the Highs and Lows of the Bendigo and Ballarat Gold Mines

Tuesday 27 October 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date: Tuesday 27th October 2020

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm AEDT

6.00pm – 7:00pm AEST

6:30pm – 7:30pm ACST

4.00pm – 5:00pm AWST

Digital Tech Talk: Online

Presenter: Matt Hernan, Geologist


AusIMM/AIG Member – Free

Non Member – $20.00

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Please note: Registrants who cannot join the webinar at the scheduled time will receive a link to the recording to watch at a later time convenient to them.


Talk Overview

Victoria is in the midst of a new gold rush. Spurred on by the fabulously profitable Fosterville gold mine, investors are tripping over one another trying to stake a claim in Victoria. Each trying to find “the next Fosterville”.

But the reality is, that the majority of Victoria’s Gold production was won from the Bendigo and Ballarat goldfields and on the balance of probabilities new explorers are more likely to turn up another Bendigo or Ballarat style deposit.

So, what ever happened to the Bendigo and Ballarat Gold Mines, and is there anything the new wave of explorers can learn from them?


About the Speaker

Matt Hernan is a Victorian based geologist with a passion for Nuggetty, Narrow vein gold mines. With over 15 years experience working in the Bendigo and Ballarat gold mines, he has enjoyed more than his fair share of poorly behaved geology. His experience offers a unique insight into the challenges presented by high nugget Victorian gold, and the fun that can be had trying to navigate these challenges.


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