This contains all the information you need to get some great gold in Durikai!
Durikai state forest fossicking area.
This gold map set shows you how to get to the new Durikai state forest fossicking area, the areas you can fossick and detect and where the best spots are. This area was explored by BHP gold in the 1980's and these maps are based on their results. There are some Chinese gold diggings as well.
There is not much water on site, the norht area has a few dams, and the west area has a few puddles.
Some creeks in the forest flash flood- but drain fast. If it rains hard you may be stuck longer then you thought.Vehicular Quicksand- some areas have a crust, but are almost liquid sand underneath- you only find it when you drive on it- stick to formed roads after rains. I have been stuck in there, in the sand. It’s not fun.
North Durikai can be reached via gates and roads on the Cunningham highway
West Durikai can be reached via Carbean Road- past Karara.
Durikai South can be reached via roads through the forest.
Diesel fuel can be bought at Karara hotel- along with some food and beer, it also has Accommodation.
Unleaded can be bought from the take away shop at Leyburn, 25kms north. Leyburn has a free camp ground, with toilets and showers, at the cricket grounds across from the shop and a pub. Its an easy 20 min drive.
The commercial caravan park at Thane is 15 mins away from Durikai west and 5 mins from Durikai north.
Phone service can be random through the areas.
West section is 2WD all weather.
Some areas in the north section can be 2WD friendly- but not recommended.Andos patch holds some great nuggets- veins run on a 300 degree axis.
Please respect the grave at Twin Sisters, and the historic areas there.
South area, most of the known gold is outside the declared area, follow the drainages into the declared area.