Spring Hill Leads Gold Discovery Print Page
Commemorates the discovery of gold in the Broomfield area and the development of the Spring Hill leads.
In May 1872, Carter, Brawn and Graham discovered rich gold on Spring Hill. The discovery at Broomfield Gully caused a rush which lead to three distinct leads being found at Lewers Lead, Reserve Lead and Spring Hill Lead.
|Address:||Old Broomfield Road, Broomfield, 3364|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.386389|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||11-May-1872|
|Actual Event End Date:||11-May-1872|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 1st April, 1939|
116 yards North 10 degress East from here rich gold was discovered on 11th May, 1872, by Leonard R. Carter, Sarah Brawn, Edward Brawn & William Graham. This discovery led to the opening up of the Spring Hill Leads, the richest deep alluvial goldfield in the world. Presented by J. A. Graham 1st April 1939