Petrified wood is a common material in Tertiary-age gravel beds and ancient river channels in Tasmania. It’s particularly common in areas with Tertiary basalt flows. Petrified wood is a good lapidary material and can take a great polish.Continue reading
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Who owns the minerals in Tasmania?
“A prospecting licence does not grant any right to a mineral, as an exploration licence or mining lease does, and the holder of a prospecting licence does not have ownership over a mineral found whilst prospecting”. Director of Mines, 14 August 2015.Continue reading
Drip Beach agates
One of the classic locations to fossick in southern Tasmania is Drip Beach, in Lymington, where you can find pebbles of grey lace agate scattered around the beach. Find out where it is, how to find lace agate, and what you can do with it.Continue reading
Getting started – Where to go
As you can probably guess, you can’t just go anywhere and start digging up stuff. There are two main choices: to go to designated Fossicking Areas, or to get a Prospecting Licence and be able to go to most public, unreserved land.Continue reading
Fossicking in Tasmania – What can you find?
Hello, welcome to my first blog post! So, what minerals do we have in Tasmania that you can fossick for? Well, what are you interested in? I’ll give a very general overview of the main stuff you can fossick or prospect for, and in other posts I’ll go into more detail about particular areas, or minerals.Continue reading