Uncertain times, 1900 to 1935

The year 1899, saw the Department of Mines report that payable ore had become difficult to find.

As companies came and went, Frank Gardner continued to have title to the 1033 acres on which the mines operated.  Mining at Lucknow lapsed in the 1920s, despite some interest in certain shafts, mainly south Lucknow. Most of the major mines had severe water problems through disuse.

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Gold Discovery

The Lucknow goldfield was discovered in 1851. The Wentworth Main Mine is located on the eastern side of Lucknow village. Visit this historic minng site, take a walking tour around the site and see the relics of past mining heritage and continue with tour of Lucknow historic village.