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.
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.
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? :
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.
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.
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