Packs contain, waypoints for GPS, Oziexplorer and Google earth, & PDF printable maps plus some bonus material.
Covers the area from Mt Isa to the NT border.
This pack cover many smaller gold bearing areas From Bris-bane to Gympie. Maleny, Brooloo, North Arm, Yandina and Conondales are covered. Gold in these areas was generally discovered by out of work miners in the 1870’s after the ma-jor mines in Gympie were flooded.
Glendons Camping grounds, 38kms west of Warwick. Good gold still to be had there. This pack contains free Thanes Creek fossicking area details as well.
contains goldmines, panning spots and detecting areas.
Scrubby Padock is about 38km NNE of the town of Nanango. Gold was found in this area by some german prospectors around 1863. nuggets up to 13oz were found “laying about in the sun” and alluvial gold was found in the two major gullies. the gold is thought to be mainly from greenstone, although it has been found in quartz as well.
Get some gold from within brisbane.
GPS waypoints (Oziexplorer) 10 newspaper extracts about mining in the area (good for locations) 3 PDF maps of area one small map circa 1870's Aerial photos of some areas
Goldmaps for the Gladstone to Rockhamptoon area and up to Yeppoon
Contains PDF maps, Google GPS points, Ozi points.
The Palmer River is a river southwest of Cooktown in northeastern Australia. It was the site of a rich gold rush in the late 19th century which started in 1872. The Palmer River flows west across Cape York to the Gulf of Carpentaria, via the Mitchell River. Its headwaters are the Sussex Range, near the Palmer River Roadhouse, south of Lakeland.Palmer River was one of Australia’s major gold rush locations. William Hann and geologist Norman Taylor found gold in a sandy bed of the river in 1872. Hann maned the river after Arthur Hunter Palmer the then Premier of Queensland.The main settlement of the gold field was Maytown.
PDF printable maps) Google points Ozi waypoints GPS waypoints
The discovery of gold by sheep herders in 1861 was responsible for the establishment of Clermont. The town reserve was proclaimed on 25 March 1864. Copper was discovered soon after. Nine areas have been established for public fossicking with good gold lying at shallow depths. This pack contains these areas in maps, (plus others) and also as files that many GPS units can use to show the boundaries. as well as waypoints for GPS, Oziexplorer and Google earth.
Queensland’s first gold discovery was at Kilkivan in 1852 and subsequent findings escalated into a gold rush in the 1860s. Thousands of prospectors descended on the area when payable quantities of gold were discovered in July 1868 near the site of the present-day Prophet Gold Mine. The first Kilkivan township was actually built on the gold fields several kilometres from where it exists today (when gold was dis-covered under the original township it had to be relocated!
Packs contain, waypoints for GPS, Oziexplorer and Google earth, & PDF printable maps
Located 536 km north of Brisbane and only 21 km from Gladstone (2 km west of the Bruce Highway), Calliope is a small settlement ideal for some quiet fishing and boating. It came into existence as Queensland's first officially proclaimed goldfield, The town was surveyed and alluvial gold was found in the early 1860s.
Calliope still attracts gold fossickers and there are local deposits of petrified wood and chalcedony as well.
The Diggers Arms was built during the gold boom and stands today as a reminder of the town's colourful past
Alluvial gold occurred in small rich leads (Canton, Pothole, and Bluff ) along Gorge Creek and in the Cape River north of Oak Vale homestead. The leads carried gold to a depth of 12m, where they died out in contact with hornblende schist bedrock. At one time consideration was given to dredging these deposits, but nothing eventuated. Gold and relics can still be found in the area with ease.
7 aerial Photos
This is a custom pack centred on Collinsville, west of the whitsundays. It covers from the whitsundays to the south of Charters Towers.
Also has a few Townsville maps thrown in for free!
Talgai state forest fossicking area- PROPACK contains detailed maps for Oziexplorer as well as PDF maps and GPS points.
This gold map set shows you how to get to the new Talgai state forest fossicking area, the areas you can fossick and detect and where the best spots are. This area was explored by Saracen Minerals in the 1980's and these maps are based on their results. There are some other gold diggings as well.
There is not much water on site, but after rain a few puddles will hold- enough for a small sluice.
Some areas can be reached by car, others by 4WD.
Be aware that there is an Exploration permit area over the hill that the fossicking area wraps around- people found fossicking there will be prosecuted.
Talgai state forest fossicking area!
Teetulpa was South Australia’s gold rich spot . Teetulpa had the largest number of diggers of any field at any time in the history of South Australian gold discoveries. By the end of 1886 there were more than five thousand men on the field.
Discovered on 5 October 1886 by Thomas Brady, a farmer of Lancelot, and Thomas Smith, the field had already two thousand diggers before the end of the month when it was visited by Ranger J.H. Siggings.
Nuggets up to 27 ounces were found in the shallow alluvial diggings.
free pack for Thanes creek public fossicking area.
Map of how ot get there, and map of the public fossicking area, with hints.
In 1857, a party of Chinese miners en route to the Central Victorian gold fields struck gold at the Canton Lead which marked the beginning of great growth in Ararat. Deep lead mining proved profitable over the decades and good gold isstill found there today.
Beaufort historic gold maps
Berlin in Victoria historic gold maps
In June 1900 Philip and Frank Emmett, local brothers discovered gold in the mountainous region of Victoria around Mount William in the Grampians. When pulling up ferns, small deposits of gold could be found clinging to the roots. They were joined by their brothers Robert and Arthur and George Mason who owned the farm at the bottom of the mountain.
These maps and documents have been scanned at various resolutions, and can be downloded.
These maps can provide valuable insights into new areas.
We are geo-referencing the maps where possible. If you would like a certain map done, please email email@example.com
NSW historic maps can be downloaded here
Victorian historic Gold maps can be downloaded here
Alice Creek Gold mine Toowoomba
Deongwar State Forest
Garibaldi Mine (Reform Co Mine; Garibaldi Calcite Mine; No 1 North Garibaldi; No.4 North Garibaldi)