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

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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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