Gold Prospecting Locations - RESEARCH is How You Pinpoint Exact Locations to Find Gold in WA

So where, precisely, are gold prospecting locations where you can find gold - that's probably your question now that you have an understanding of what gold is and how it is formed. Information from other pages on the site.

The AIM of RESEARCH to find out where the gold locations are OR Where there is a potential for Gold Nugget or Alluvial Deposits.

Udo and I run gold prospecting seminars in Cue to explain the WA Geology and how to target gold. In particular how knowing this information, linking it to the understanding of Geological Maps and technology can help you target potential gold locations.

GoldTracker Software

We have also been involved in developing software and information over the last few years to help you target potential gold locations more easily, using computer technology.

One exciting technology product we have been involved in is GoldTracker Software which enables you to select a point on a map and see exactly what the potential of finding gold in that location is.

How is Gold Prospectivity Measured in GoldTracker

This is how the score of gold prospectivity (Potential for Gold Occurrence!) is calculated and allocated over 1 million locations in WA.

The gold prospectivity score in Goldtracker is assessed using a number of criteria;

  • Economic History - The economic geological history of the area, evidenced by either presence or absence of previously discovered or indicated gold occurrences.
  • Lithology - The presence, distribution and type of rocks and overburden.
  • Structural Geology - The presence, association and relative distribution of structural features including for example faults, folds, intrusives, metamorphic and altered zones, and geological boundaries.
  • Other - Presence of alignments, palaeo-channels, stratigraphic unconformities.

The GoldTracker database immediately assesses the prospectivity for Gold Mineralisation of over 1 million locations in WA and provides a prospectivity score for that location. Even Better, if the area you have chosen has a poor prospectivity score, THEN YOU JUST ASK FOR THE NEAREST BEST POTENTIAL LOCATION.

Right now Goldtracker is a simple web interface that you click on a map and select a position you would like assessed for Gold Potential (or ask for the nearest Best Potential location) but in future it will also be available as a phone APP with many other enhancements.

Link to Goldtracker website

However if You Love Spending Lots of Time On Research

However, if you love spending time on research there is a multitude of information sources and software that can help you find gold in western Australia.

There is plenty of well Documented, easily accessible, free and paid product material such as the software and information below.

Surefire Research Material That Will Pinpoint Gold Prospecting Locations

  • Tengraph Online Mining Tenement System
  • Geological Maps
  • Information on WA Gold fields
  • Historical information like Old Gold Mines
  • Historical Gold Rush information
  • Historical Maps
  • Company quarterly and Annual Reports
  • Internet sites and blogs about gold prospecting and metal detecting
  • Books and information on gold prospecting and metal detecting

Other Methods of finding Gold Prospecting Locations

There are more methods of research that you can do at local gold fields towns.

Such as;

  • Local Museums and Historical Societies
  • Local Libraries
  • Senior Citizens that live in the goldfields
  • The local Pub and Caravan Park at each gold fields town is a rich source of information.
  • Shops and outlets that sell gold prospecting and metal detecting equipment.

Map of the Gold Fields of WA

The page links below will help you to understand how freely available software and information can be used lead you directly to the best Gold Prospecting locations in WA.

Each page will also show you how to access and intepret the information.

Free Research Resources and and Easy "How To" Graphical instructions for Their Use.

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