Prospec­tors mark 10 years

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The Rush­worth Prospect­ing Club en­joyed 10-year birthday cel­e­bra­tions in the Rush­worth bush last week­end.

A cir­cle of friends sur­rounded the wood fire as sto­ries of the past and hopes for the fu­ture dom­i­nated con­ver­sa­tion.

Club mem­bers are mainly from north-east Vic­to­ria and en­joy gold de­tect­ing in the gen­eral area and ex­tend­ing them- selves to the Wedderburn and Golden Tri­an­gle gold fields.

The gold is as elu­sive as ever, but the fun of the chase is deep within those ea­ger de­tec­tors.

Small amounts are reg­u­larly found, but the dream is al­ways for the big nugget.

The club’s found­ing and cur­rent pres­i­dent Jim Bartlett said mem­ber­ship had re­mained steady dur­ing the 10 years since es­tab­lish- ment and there was al­ways great in­ter­est in gold search­ing and en­joy­ing the Aus­tralian bush.

Good as gold: Found­ing club mem­bers Les­ley and Jim Bartlett of Rush­worth and Norm Botheras from Shep­par­ton cel­e­brate 10 years of the Rush­worth Prospect­ing Club.

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