Eighth annual Laanecoorie Gold Bash to draw prospectors from near and far

One of the most popular prospecting events in the region, the Laanecoorie Gold Bash, is returning for its eighth annual event this weekend, with a host of activities set to keep the whole family entertained.

Run and organised by a committee of volunteers, the gold bash is a not-for-profit event with all funds raised across the three days of activities donated to the Peter McCallum Cancer Foundation.

Kicking off on Friday, the weekend comprises of everything from token hunts, a trivia night, lectures on prospecting, detector training, raffles and more and will see a host of stalls set up at the

Laanecoorie Lakeside Park. This year ’s event coordinator Melissa Stopps said over the years, the event has seen thousands of people get into the spirit of gold hunting, from amateurs through to professionals and everywhere inbetween.

“I always tell people to come along to the bash if they’re getting into the prospecting hobby, because there’s going to be so many people that are well known in the industry there who can help you out,” she said.

“For some people, this is their event. They book their holidays every year for this and they won’t miss it.

The Laanecoorie Gold Bash kicks off this Friday, October 4 at the Laanecoorie Lakeside Park with registrations opening at 1 pm.

Entry to the event is free and for more information, search for Laanecoorie Gold Bash on Facebook.

For more on this story see Page 2 of The Advertiser, Thursday, September 26

 

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