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Golden renaissance as miners hope to strike big and rejuvenate small town




Prospectors in the Victorian High Country say they have struck gold near Swifts Creek and hope the discovery could eventually rejuvenate the former logging town. 

A five-hour drive northeast of Melbourne, Swifts Creek was once a bustling timber town but is now home to just a few-hundred people. 

Exploration company First AU started work at Snowstorm Gully last year, chipping rock to map potential drill sites.

Two men stand in front of a ute with a series of small gold processing machinery in the background.
Richard Darby, who owns the land for the Snowstorm project, pictured with advisor to First AU, Ryan Batros.(


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