..I have been panning the creeks in and around Mogo and apart from getting the odd small flake..nothing...havent even been bothered to set up the sluice. Whats was interesting was that it appears the creeks have been dredged recently going by the overburden and the lack of debris in the creeks near bars.
Can anyone tell me are there nuggets in Mogo State Forest or was it fine gold, I came across alot of diggings where the oldtimers had put out feeders to locate the source in the creeks and detected around that area but nothing and there was an absence of detector holes.
The Mogo goldfield is a mixed bag. There are numerous Shallow and Deep Reef workings but most of the area adjacent to the town both East and West is Alluvial deposits. One theory I have read is that the evident drainage channel through Mogo and out towards Broulee is thought to have been where the Clyde River once emptied into the sea.
The Headland at Broulee between the two beaches (known as The Doctors Hill by early residents and their descendants) and also Broulee Island are Ancient river beds sitting ontop of ancient Lava flows. Sadly there is no gold in these old deposits.
What you want to have a look at is the Ulladulla Metallogenic Map and accompanying Notes. Go to the DIGS Database and enter the following Report id number in the search box : Report Identification Number: R00050815
There is also lots more to read about on that area of the coast. Just Type Ulladulla or Mogo into the Report Title search box.
You should find enough information to keep you reading for a month of rainy days
As for the Mogo area looking like it's been Dredged, Read the first post in this thread and that should answer your concerns.
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