20 July, 2020 - Bendigo Advertiser by Tom O'CallaghanGOLD miners are leading a stampede back into central Victoria after a spectacular fall from grace.There are now 20 companies scouring 70 tracts of land for minerals including gold in the Bendigo Advertiser's readership area, according to a Minerals Council of Australia analysis.The Advertiser's patch stretches from Echuca to Kyneton and from Donald to Stanhope.Mining regulator Earth Resources is sorting through more than 120 exploration applications, 66 of which are in central Victoria.To read the story in full: Gold explorers are stampede into central Victoria but cannot guarantee they can dig up buried riches