Fossicking

Getting Started

Fossicking can be great fun and many travellers have picked up valuable gold nuggets and semi precious gems on their travels. Ask at Visitor Information Centres en route, Mount Surprise Gems or where you pick up your licence for some background information. Recreational and Tourist Fossicker’s Licences can be issued by the offices below. A Fossicking Licence allows the holder to enter any Designated Fossicking Area in the state of Queensland without the need to notify any authority. Details are at www.dme.qld.gov.au or any office. The holder of a Fossicker’s Licence must not enter occupied land or a mining tenure without the written permission of the landholder or tenure holder (or both). Rules for camping also vary from area to area.

Queensland Mines and Energy Offices and Agents:

Places to Go

Remember – ALL fossicking areas require fossickers to have a fossicking licence.

Fossicking

Fossicking

Agate Creek Fossicking

Agate Creek Fossicking

Fossicking Tour

Fossicking Tour



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