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Macquarie River, Wellington, Wellington Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 38' 17'' South , 149° 5' 8'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -32.6382648022, 149.085591231

Co-ordinates are simply to the Macquarie River near Wellington and based on an exploration report by a mining company (Gemstar Diamonds Ltd) seeking diamonds.

According to Morris, N. (2005) in his book "Gold and Silver" (Appleseed Editions Ltd, East Sussex), the discovery of gold in a Macquarie River creek by the Englishman Edward Hargraves in 1851, started the Australian "gold rush".

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MacNevin (1977) Diamonds in New South Wales. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Mineral Resources 42, 125pp.

NSW Geological Survey report GS2003/379: First annual exploration report, EL 5972, Lookout Project, Wellington area (2003).

Morris, N. (2005) Gold and Silver. Appleseed Editions Ltd, East Sussex.

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