Gold rush in outback Queensland as prospectors look to capitalise on record prices | ABC News

With the price of gold climbing above a record US$2,000 an ounce, prospectors with metal detectors are flocking to north Queensland — trying their luck in the Cloncurry hills.

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Queensland (QLD) is an Australian state covering the continent’s northeast, with a coastline stretching nearly 7,000km. Its offshore Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, hosts thousands of marine species. The city of Cairns is a gateway to the reef and tropical Daintree Rainforest. The capital, Brisbane, is flanked by the surfing beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

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