GEM FOSSICKING INFORMATION

 

Information on    Fossicking and Prospecting in Queensland   is available at:

 

Department of Natural Resources & Mines

33 Charlotte Street

BRISBANE   QLD    4000

Tel: 13 74 68

 

General Web-site:

  http://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/

 

Fossicking Licence Information:   

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/licences-permits/

 

 

Other interesting web-sites and areas for Gem & Gold Fossicking are as follows:   

 

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/rules/

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/south-east/talgai-forest/

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/south-east/thanes-creek/

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/south-east/durikai-forest/

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/south-east/swipers-gully/

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/south-east/chinchilla/

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/south-east/deep-creek/

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/central-qld/

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/central-gold/

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/north-qld/

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/fossicking/western-opal/

 

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QUEENSLAND

Under construction

However ...

In the meantime, please check out the following site that provides good general information on:

 

Web-site:     www.lapidaryworld.com

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TASMANIA  -   Fossicking Areas

 

There are many localities within Tasmania where interesting lapidary and mineralogical material occur. In recognition of the recreational activity of fossicking, some of the best of these areas have been set aside for the use of fossickers.

Ten (10) areas have been declared official FOSSICKING AREAS under the Mineral Resources Development Act, 1995. These areas, which extend from the ground surface to a depth of two (2) metres, have been specially set aside for the use of fossickers and gem and mineral collectors. Under some circumstances, Fossicking areas may be included in an Exploration Licence.

Conditions apply to the use of Fossicking Areas. Fossickers should avoid causing undue damage to the land, and should take only a 'fair share' of material. Don't be greedy! Fossicking areas are set aside for the use of amateur fossickers and cannot sustain any degree of commercial collecting.

The location and conditions of use of these areas are set out in the book "Fossicking Areas of Tasmania". 

The currently proclaimed Fossicking Areas are:

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BEAUTIFUL QUEENSLAND GEMS

 

 

This 24 page book with a comprehensive text, is beautifully illustrated with 61 colour photographs, a detailed location map and 4 tear-off colour postcards which can be mailed to your friends.

‘Beautiful Queensland Gems’ provides the reader a general insight of the rich vast gemstone deposits in Queensland . If you are an avid fossicker, a tourist or like to travel in the comfort of your arm chair, you will enjoy reading this delightful book over and over again because whatever beautiful gem you are searching for – you will without doubt find it in Queensland .

 

Special Price:  $10.00  ... Including Standard Postage within Australia

 

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GEM / LAPIDARY CLUB & GEMBOREE BADGES ... FOR SALE

 

Over the past 50 years or so I have been collecting badges from all over Australia and overseas gem / lapidary clubs as well as from various Gemborees.

I still have a few left if you are interested at bargain prices.

The current list can be viewed on our web-site.

Just go to the top of any page and click on to:    SPECIAL ITEMS FOR SALE

Please note:  These items are not part of the business and are my own personal property.

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