Gold Fields of WA - How to Find out All About Goldfields of WA

Here is the location of gold fields and gold mining in Western Australia which will help you find the best places to metal detect in this state to find gold.

Map of Gold Occurrences and Gold Mining in Western Australia

Left Click on the picture to obtain a more readable PDF file of the gold fields and gold occurrences Map of WA that you can print.

How do You Find Goldfields and Old Gold Mines in Western Australia

Its important to know not only where the goldfields and old gold mines are in WA but also what sort of mining is or was undertaken there;

For Example was the historical gold mining? :

  • Alluvial Gold Mining
  • Open Cut Mining
  • Historical Dryblowing Deposits
  • An area of Old Gold Mining Shafts
  • Old tailings Dumps or Strip Mining areas

Its also very handy to know the production of the area and whether it was from crushed ore or alluvial gold.

This helps when you are looking for "patterns" to prospect for gold or finding metal detecting localities.

Finding NEW gold patches will depend on your research of the type of gold occurrences in the area and careful analysis of where gold originated...

... and may be now after millions of years of geological upheavals in the locality.

The sites of old gold mines, dryblowing areas and mining areas can help you quickly outline areas to target and area search patterns to use to find that Virgin Gold Nugget patch.

Research Resources Links on Other Pages of this Site

There are a few research resources that can help you find out where the historical and current gold fields of Western Australia that are outlined on other pages in the site.

Some easy instructions how you use Minedex in Tengraph Online are provided at this link.

Old Gold Mines how you access then through Minedex in Tengraph Online - Use Minedex to find out where old gold mines are and their GPS Points 

Simple Graphical Tengraph On line Instructions to find Abandoned Gold Fields Data.

See How to do that here. Free Easy to use EBook How to Use Tengraph Online 

Geological Maps

These maps are an excellent resource for research and you can obtain them electronically for free - see our page about geological maps.

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

We are currently rewriting that book so it is use able AND IT WILL INCLUDE GPS data.

Currently it is unuseable electronically and does not have GPS locations included.

The value of this book is that it includes old gold mine names, type of production, tonnage crushed and gold ounces recovered - a great historical document.

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