The history of Gold mining at the O’Loughlins Prospect is not well documented. This is primarily due to its early discovery pre-dating the formation of the Geological Survey of Victoria (1852) and lack of available historical data on their early years.
However, the one of first Mining district map of the Ballarat Region has the Glasgow and Enfield Reefs mined as hard rock mines from this period.
Figure 1 Historical Map of the Ballarat Mining District complied by the Surveyor General’s Office. 1859
Other historic mentions of the prospect have sited the difficulties in extracting gold from the Glasgow reef due to the disseminated nature of the mineralisation. These difficulties are believed to be the reasons why little historical mining of this reef.
Historic production is unknown.