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Commemorating gold discoveries in the area and gold to the value of £6,000,000 was produced.
John Mechosk, a German prospector discovered gold at the foot of Mount Tarrangower in 1853, thereby initiating a rush of some 20 000 diggers who initially devoted themselves to alluvial mining. In the 1860`s Maldon rivalled Bendigo for returns but, by 1870, the gold had begun to dwindle. In the subsequent years mines began to close and the population declined.
|Address:||Maldon - Castlemaine Road, Maldon, 3463|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.006528|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1853|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1853|
This cairn is a tribute to the pioneers who first discovered gold near this spot in 1853, and is in honor also of all the men by whose enterprise and labour gold has been won in Maldon to the value of P6,000,000 Dec, 1926