Ghost Mine Case Notes

Mystery at Ghost Mine an Ace Detectives Mystery Adventure

The Ballarat goldfields

Bucket and winch of small miners claimMen came from all over the world to join the diggings on the Ballarat goldfields. They panned for alluvial gold and they dug pits and tunnels to look for seams of gold underground. The British government controlled the mining activities and the diggers had to pay a monthly licence fee for the use of marked-out pieces of land called “claims”.

Several Victorian towns grew up during the gold rush, and then lost most of their population afterwards. Ballarat remained strong and became a city.

Gold License for mining in Ballarat goldfieldsToday it’s a famous tourist destination, with grand Victorian buildings and four major attractions – the Eureka Stockade center, the Gold Museum, the historical town of Sovereign Hill and a wildlife and reptile park.





Recreation of gold miners diggings at Sovereign Hill Ballarat

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