Chance to own an entire gold rush town.

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  1. ozcopper

    ozcopper Administrator Staff Member

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    Whoever bags this South Coast property will be sitting on a gold mine – literally.

    The replica Gold Rush town built atop an abandoned mine shaft from the 1850s is up for sale and includes a creek where visitors can pan for nuggets, along with historic buildings like a blacksmith and butchery.

    Victorian age mining equipment and digging tools are also on site, plus a bushranger jail, digging tunnel, bush chapel and town drinking hole known as the Diggers Rest Tavern.

    More modern inclusions spread across the 4.5ha property are a giant “eureka” maze, mini golf and a volleyball area.

    The theme park known as the Gold Rush Colony in Mogo, 10km south of Batemans Bay, is listed with an asking price of $3.4 million, or in gold terms, the equivalent of about 75 bars of gold at current metal prices.

    More: https://www.realestate.com.au/news/...or-panning-nuggets/?rsf=syn:news:nca:news:spa
     
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    JohnnyBravo300 Well-Known Member

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    That's insane. They are dreaming.
     
  3. ddevil

    ddevil Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Goodness! Surely you would go over the land with a detector before selling
     
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    Drake181 Active Member Silver Stacker

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    If I owned that town; it'd resemble 'the hills have eyes' in no time!
     
  5. SilverDJ

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    There is a reason why it makes money (or maybe not?) as a tourist attraction and not a gold mine.
    I've been there, it's kinda cool.
     

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