I’ve been asked a couple of times to show how I go about finding out potential places to go prospecting. There’s a lot of stuff that is just word-of-mouth, but there are also some free Tasmanian prospecting maps that you can use to get a lot of information.
MRTmap and LISTmap
I gave a bit of information on online resources my previous post on the northeast goldfields, but here is a much more in-depth video on how to use the base maps and overlays in the free mapping engines to locate mineral deposits, and see the tenement information and land tenure information.
This video is best watched in full-screen
Don’t be too shy about playing with MRTmap and LISTmap, there are a lot more information overlays than I could possibly cover in a short video. You can find information on geology, mining, reserves, vegetation types, roads, boreholes, you name it! If you combine this with Google-searching the MRT Library, as I described in my previous post, you can find out all the information available on just about any mineral deposit or tenement previously published in Tasmania.