LOCATIONS TO FIND GEMSTONES AND MINERALS IN
WESTERN AUSTRALIA

When submitting info on locations try and be specific where you can like:


  • Distance in kilometres from nearest town.
  • List and name the turn offs.  
  • Distance betweens actual turn offs.
  • On the road to and from.
  • Supply some photos of what you've found and the area itself.
  • A description of any familiar landmarks.  
  • Tools required to suit the area.
  • Supply a mud map if you can.

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to ask permission from any private property owner at
any location when searching for gemstones before you enter any such property. You may
also be required to possess a fossicking license as per state laws.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
GEMSTONE LOCATIONS
Malachite

Polished and set into a hand
made silver setting.
Free Form Silver

There are no limits when
designing jewelry.
Opals

Cut and cleaned ready for
shaping into designs.
Ameythst

A piece of rough geode set in
silver.
Amber

This fossilized tree resin is
millions of years old.
Soldering Silver

Making a ring from sterling
silver.
Cabachons

The cabachon design is the
most widely used in jewelry.
Making Jewelry

Combining jewelry and gems
is an age old art.
Gemstones

Once polished they can be
set into jewelry.
Coober Pedy Opal Fields
South Australia.
Yellowdine Lake
Crystals
          Tips & Safety On Field Trips

  • Take every precaution while on field trips like making sure you have the right gear like gloves,
    boots, drinking water and basic supplies.
  • Fill in your holes after digging and beware of overhanging rocks and ledges that could collapse
    while digging below.
  • Don't go into old mine shafts as most are unstable and air quality can never be guaranteed.  
  • Always wear safety glasses when breaking or chiselling on rocks.
  • Watch out for snakes and spiders because as a rock hound you're more prone to finding these
    critters than others.
  • Always close gates after you and always take your rubbish home with you if there isn't a proper
    place to leave it.
  • Always tell someone where you are before you leave in case something goes wrong!
  • Always have a first aid kit close by.
  • If you haven't been to an area before draw yourself a map or have a map with you so you don't
    get lost. Mobile phones don't work everywhere!
  • Wear a good hat and sunscreen so you don't get sunburnt.
  • Never forget: FOOD, SNACKS, DRINKS & MEDICATION.



Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to ask permission from any private property owner at any location
when searching for gemstones before you enter any such property. You may also be required to
possess a fossicking license as per state laws.

Safety In The Workshop

  • Don't have loose clothing around any moving machine parts and keep guards on equipment at
    all times.
  • Wear safety glasses while grinding and using any pickle or acid compounds.
  • Wear a filter face mask if required.
  • Don't spill water on any electric motors. Electricity and water don't mix.
  • Keep fingers and hands clear of sharp moving parts.
  • Wear rubber gloves if handling any acids or pickling solutions.
  • Use tweezers when handling hot soldered jewelry.
  • Have a first aid kit near by at all times.