Prospecting for gold in Australia
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How to find Australian gold

In the 19th century, the state of New South Wales in Australia saw a gold rush thanks to the discovery of the valuable metal in the region.

Now, with gold prices surging, a new rush has started - with people travelling from the cities to the Australian bush in the hope of making their fortunes.

But technology has moved on since the days of simply panning for gold, as Nick Bryant discovered when tried his luck at finding some.

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