Maps:  LPI Orange 87313N

GR: 015 079


Gold was discovered in Lucknow in May 1851, soon after the Ophir gold rush started.

One hunded and sixty years on, the landscape around Lucknow is still dominated by its gold mining heritage.  Poppet heads, mine buildings, mullock heaps & bluestone dam walls are still plainly visible in & around the village.  When mining ceased the landscape was not restored as required today.

The original alluvial workings were replaced by underground mines.  Tunnel flooding was a major problem in these mines. 

The most complete mine site is the Wentworth Mine to the east of Lucknow.  

During the 1880s & 1890s the Lucknow goldfield was one of the richest in NSW.  

Lucknow (Wentworth) Gold Field

Recent Changes
Item Date Type
Glow Worm 08-08-2016 Add
Tunnel Creek 06-08-2016 Add
Glow Worm Tunnel 06-08-2016 Add
Mt Canobolas 27-07-2016 Mod
Federal Falls 26-07-2016 Mod
Wolgan View Canyon 22-07-2016 Mod
Nayook Canyon 19-07-2016 Mod
The River Caves 19-07-2016 Mod
The Place That Time Forgot 19-07-2016 Mod
Tunnel Plateau 19-07-2016 Mod
Tunnel Creek Cavern 19-07-2016 Mod
Budgary Creek 19-07-2016 Mod
Mystery Mountain 19-07-2016 Mod
Deanes Creek 18-07-2016 Mod
Dunns Swamp 18-07-2016 Mod
Ganguddy Camp Ground 18-07-2016 Mod
Nangar National Park 18-07-2016 Mod
Terarra Creek Camping Area 18-07-2016 Mod
Newnes Camping Area 18-07-2016 Mod
Sinusoidal Ravine 18-07-2016 Mod
The Lost City 18-07-2016 Mod
Rockflower Creek Passage 17-07-2016 Mod
Sunnyside Ledge 17-07-2016 Mod
Waratah Ravines 17-07-2016 Mod
Yellow-faced Honeyeater 17-07-2016 Mod
Wolgan Ravines 17-07-2016 Mod
Superb Lyrebird 17-07-2016 Mod
Macquarie Lighthouse 16-07-2016 Add

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