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Victoria's gold renaissance at risk

It took the 2016 discovery of the super high-grade Swan Zone at the previously clapped out Fosterville mine near Bendigo to light a fire under Victoria’s long hoped for gold industry renaissance.

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Victoria has a long gold-mining history. Image: iStock/lkonya

Apart from carrying Fosterville's Canadian owner Kirkland Lake to dizzying heights, the fabled Swan Zone sparked a modern-day exploration rush in the original gold rush state, with annual exploration