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Old Gold Mines - Where ARE the Old Gold Mines, Alluvial and Dryblowing Fields in WA

Old gold mines, alluvial gold areas, dryblowing heaps, open cut mines, machine scraped areas....

... These are fantastic places to find gold. They are also the best places to start your gold prospecting and metal detecting search patterns.

Old Timers and Metal Detector Operators Have NOT got all the Gold

Old gold miners, early metal detector operators and even the new hordes of metal detector operators using Minelab 4500 machines wont get all either!!!

This is Why the old timers get didn't get all the gold;

  • Inefficient recovery methods
  • Poor Tools for Dryblowing.
  • Insufficient Water to process gold bearing soil.
  • They couldn't see underground like you can with a metal detector.
  • The incredible hardships and toll on their health in the gold rush days
What about the Metal Detector operators, Why didn't they get all the gold;

  • Early detectors not good in hot Ground or Mineralised Soils
  • Poor Detecting Technique
  • Poor Gridding or Chaining Methods
  • Poor choice of coils
  • Bad attitude, such a sneer at small gold, lack of patience, negative attitude, slavish refusal to upgrade detectors
  • Cant read the gold indicators
  • Simply didn't walk over the gold.
  • Sub 1 grammers are hard to detect
  • Incorrect detector settings.


This is why a knowledge of where old gold mines and areas is CRUCIAL

Here is a few sources where you can get information about old gold mines and gold fields and use it in your armoury of gold prospecting research tools to win plenty of gold.

Cancelled Gold Mining Leases

List Of Cancelled Leases that have produced Gold

1954 Book listing of cancelled old Gold Mines which have produced gold.

NOW...You can have your very own CD copy or download a PDF copy See next entry.

STOP PRESS .- This is now included in Gold Mine Finder Software and Data Base which enables you to;

  • Locate over 34000 Gold Mines and their GPS Locality.
  • Find GPS points for Old Gold Mines from the the Document "List Of Cancelled Gold Mining Leases Which Have Produced Gold" published in 1954
  • It provides production figures for the Cancelled Gold Mining Leases, including whether the gold was Mined or Alluvial
  • .
  • Search by Goldfield, Locality, Shire, Mapsheet 1:100k or 1:250k or just by an individual mine name
  • Extract GPS points Ozi Explorer ready and for Export to Google Earth.

Historical Gold Mines CD and PDF Historical Gold Mines Listing CD or PDF.


Finally this CD or a downloadable PDF are available for very little cost Gold History - 1954 List of Cancelled Gold Mining Leases and Historical Gold Mines available here

Historical Gold Mines Minedex.


Some easy instructions how you use Minedex it are provided at this link. Old Gold Mines how you access then through Minedex in Tengraph Online

OR Download this free Ebook showing how to Find Old Gold Mines Using Tengraph Online here.

Goldmine Finder Goldmine Software and Database


We have created some easy to use software that links Minedex data and the 1954 publication "List of Cancelled Gold Mining Leases Which Have Produced Gold" Old Goldmine Finder Software and Data

....OR Download this free Instruction book which is the Goldmine Finder - Instruction Book and it will describe the power of this tool in your armoury.

gold report and Books online Gold Books and old mining publications from the Department of Mines and Petroleum.

There is a huge amount of publications at the Department of Mines and Petroleum bookshop, Here is a Link to Department of Mines and Petroleum Online Bookshop

Tengraph online Free Ebook Use Tengraph On line to find Abandoned Gold Fields Data. See How to do that here. Free Easy to use EBook How to Use Tengraph Online

OR Specifically to find Old Abandoned Gold Mines - Download this free Ebook showing how to Find Historical Gold Mines Using Tengraph Online here.

Geological-mapsGeological Maps such as the 1:100000 maps of WA
Are also available at the Department of Mining and Petroleum Bookshop.

More information on where to get free 1:250000 and 1:100000 maps is available at this link about Geological Maps in our website.

Mining Leases ads in Newspapers Advertising of Tenement Approval requests in Newspapers.

This happens in WA Newspaper Classifieds generally on Wednesdays.
It will give you an idea where there is mining interest and you can use that to look at Geological Maps of the type of geology in the areas of interest.


Is there An Alternative to Mind Numbing Research and Expensive Data and Map Purchases

Its pretty expensive to buy all the reports and old books like the excellent "Gold and Ghosts" books by D W; De Havelland and the many information packages provided on gold prospecting.

Do you really want to outlay all of that cash and then spend days and days reading it and trying to make sense of it?

Do so if you wish, we reckon its part of the challenge to find Gold anyway.

....But - If you want an alternative method to save time and money we may just be developing it now for you...

We are pulling together Gold Prospecting Location reports based on our research and many years of local knowledge so you can save heaps of time and money but still get all the knowledge you need to find gold in simple, plain english.

These simple, easy to use and easy to read reports will provide you with SPECIFIC GPS LOCATIONS AND DATA and Local knowledge insights on how to find gold in each locality in Western Australia.

We are currently developing these Gold Prospecting Location reports and will release reports by area on a monthly basis in the near future.

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