The history of gold mining on beaches and back-beach areas along the east coast of Australia is not widely known. Between 1870 and 1935 something in excess of 30,000 oz of gold was produced from these deposits, found between Currumbin in southern Queensland and inland of Bermagui on the New South Wales south coast.1 One of the largest producing areas was around Jerusalem Creek, between Iluka and Evans Head on the north coast of New South Wales.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Australasian Mining History
|Published - Oct 2020