Gold Rush

GOLD RUSH!!!

Click the link below to prepare to set off to the goldfields as a gold prospector and then spend time mining for gold.

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Click the link below to explore the gold fields of Ballarat.

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35 Comments on Gold Rush

  1. Chloe
    October 10, 2017 at 1:40 pm (1 week ago)

    This game is fun!!

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  2. rryan
    October 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm (1 week ago)

    The Gold Rush Miners’ Tools game has taught 3R the following:
    * Mining for gold is all about luck.
    * Gold must be kept in a safe place.
    * In China any gold that was found had to be given to the ruler.
    * In Australia any gold that was found could be kept as long as they had a permit.
    * People got robbed of their money, tools, food and gold.
    * People had to be careful with their money.
    * Meat was really expensive.
    * They used a different currency – pounds and shillings.
    * In shaft mines people were more likely to find large nuggets of gold.
    * A gold mining permit was 5 shillings.

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  3. rryan
    October 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm (1 week ago)

    3D have learnt that it takes a long time to dig a shaft and you need lots of supplies that cost money! Digging for gold was great we found 23 ounces!!!

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  4. E.G
    October 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm (3 days ago)

    I learnt that:
    .You are more likely to get robbed in the Shaft mine than the Alluvial
    .You get to keep the gold you find in Australia
    .In China you have to give the gold to emperor

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  5. S.E.H
    October 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm (3 days ago)

    *you can get robbed and have no money
    *there are 2 types of mines
    *Alluvial is surface gold

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  6. LJ17
    October 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm (3 days ago)

    I learnt that…..
    *Sometimes people selling things can make more than money than miners
    *Alluvial mines are cheaper and you are less likely to find gold
    *Shaft mines are more expensive and you are more likely to find gold

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  7. J.M
    October 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm (3 days ago)

    You need a permit to mine for gold.
    In China, you need to give any gold you mine to the Emperor.
    The difference between an alluvial mine and a shaft mine.

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  8. gj
    October 17, 2017 at 2:23 pm (3 days ago)

    I learnt that
    .You need to have a permit
    .Shaft mining is better than alluvial
    .A permit is 5 shillings

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  9. W.Q
    October 17, 2017 at 2:23 pm (3 days ago)

    I learnt that
    you have to have a permit for digging
    There are two types of mines called shaft and alluvial
    In China all the gold goes to the emperor

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  10. od
    October 17, 2017 at 2:23 pm (3 days ago)

    .you need a miners permit

    .you can get robbed mining for gold

    .people from all other the wold came to Australia to go to the gold rush

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  11. Em.W
    October 17, 2017 at 2:24 pm (3 days ago)

    .If you don’t have a mining permanent you get beaten up and go to prison.
    .you can get robbed easy if you are in Alluvial
    .if you live in Australia and you have a perment you can keep the gold.

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  12. Kiara
    October 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm (3 days ago)

    I learnt…

    *To dig for gold you had to have a permit of five shillings.
    * You are more likely to get robbed in a shaft mine.
    * The two types of mines are alluvial and shaft

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  13. JV
    October 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm (3 days ago)

    I learnt that if you have permit to keep the gold. In China you give to the ruler. I did not get robbed

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  14. Andy
    October 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm (3 days ago)

    I learnt about the gold rush:
    . You need to buy a permit to mine and that costs 5 shillings
    . It’s more likely to be robbed in the Alluvial mine than the shaft
    . Any gold found by Chinese goes to the rulers

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  15. T.D.P
    October 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm (3 days ago)

    In the Gold Rush game, I found out that 20 shillings = 1 pound. You also needed to have a permit. There are two types of mining: alluvial and shaft. There is a higher chance of being robbed in the shaft.

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  16. ec
    October 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm (3 days ago)

    . You had to get a permit for gold
    . You could get robed
    . You had two different mines to choose from

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  17. L.T.
    October 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm (3 days ago)

    I have learnt:
    That you need a permit to dig for gold.
    That you can get robbed.
    About alluvial and shaft mining.

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  18. BRENDAN!!!
    October 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm (3 days ago)

    THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:
    1. My sister has played this game
    2. I didn’t get robbed
    What I learnt:
    1. You could get lucky and not get robbed during the ‘Gold Rush’
    2. You had to buy a lot of things to mine
    3. Alluvial was when you had to shift the gold out, and Shaft, you had to dig for a while for a Shaft

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  19. Samuel
    October 17, 2017 at 2:26 pm (3 days ago)

    *you can lose all your money when you are robbed
    *you can choose one of two types of mines
    *Australians can keep the gold they find unlike some other countries

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  20. d.h
    October 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm (3 days ago)

    .Shaft mines are better for bigger amounts of gold
    .Alluvial mines are better for smaller but more amounts of gold
    .They had very rough working condition mostly
    .In China they had to give all their gold to the government

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  21. wc
    October 19, 2017 at 2:18 pm (1 day ago)

    I learnt that in the gold rush if you did get gold it easily could get stolen.

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  22. Jordan
    October 19, 2017 at 2:18 pm (1 day ago)

    I learnt that there was a lot of theft during the gold rush.

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  23. Seb
    October 19, 2017 at 2:21 pm (1 day ago)

    It was very fun and I learnt that diggers are very tired because they stay there for 30 days.

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  24. TD
    October 19, 2017 at 2:21 pm (1 day ago)

    I really enjoyed playing this game and learning all about gold mining!
    I struck it rich many times, I even reached 999.19£ twice!
    I recommend buying everything (yes, buy the permit) for the shaft mine and digging shaft mines to get more money and always add extra luck (I wish I could do this in real life!!!!).

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    • rryan
      October 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm (1 day ago)

      I do too TD.

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  25. HD
    October 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm (1 day ago)

    This was so fun and I learnt all the tools I need to mine for gold.

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  26. IR
    October 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm (1 day ago)

    I really liked the idea that we can go back in time to see how we mine for gold and we can play a game that let’s us see the process of the gold rush.

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  27. seb
    October 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm (1 day ago)

    It was a fun game.

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  28. Cassie
    October 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm (1 day ago)

    I loved how you could earn money from your hard work, but someone might steal your money.
    It shows you how greedy people can be like in the world.

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  29. Ben
    October 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm (1 day ago)

    I learnt what you need to mine for gold and where they do it. Lots of people want lots of gold.

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  30. Olivia
    October 19, 2017 at 2:22 pm (1 day ago)

    Dear Mrs Ryan,
    I loved the idea of this game it was so much fun and so educational. I learnt that when you work at the shaft mines you make more money than if you were working on alluvial!

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  31. mm
    October 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm (1 day ago)

    It was fun

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  32. Daisy
    October 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm (1 day ago)

    It was fun learning what they did in 1865 as they panned for gold.

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  33. Luke
    October 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm (1 day ago)

    It was so much fun:]

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  34. lr
    October 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm (1 day ago)

    It was a fun game I really enjoyed it.

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