Did you know this fact about where to find gold in WA?
Yes, you read that right.
Only a very small proportion of the GOLDFIELDS of WA are prospective for gold!.
Knowing this fact is important and should convince you that you must know the indicators and precise areas where to find gold.
If you know what to look for and which areas to target it will significantly increase your chances of finding nuggets.
....and that is exactly what you want to do - not waste your energy prospecting or metal detecting in barren areas.
So, Where to find gold - What are the indicators that can help you find gold in WA.
This is not an exhaustive list and other pages in the website will expand the knowledge for you as will our specific Area Gold Reports which are currently being developed.
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The box is on the right hand side of this page in the blue box.
Where there is Old Gold Mines
Where gold has been found before then there is either Primary or Secondary gold in the area.
The Primary Gold does not necessarily have to be of minable grade. There could be secondary enrichment in the area under laterite caps or calcrete sheets.
Laterites, calcretes, alluvial channels either current or ancient buried channels and salt lakes in an area where primary gold has been located or is found are good areas to prospect.
Streams and gullies and their catchments running down from areas where there has been active mining in the past or current mining activity. Particularly where the stream or gully joins a larger stream or salt lake.
"Salt and Pepper" Country where Quartz and Ironstone are littered across the lower slopes are prospective areas. Particularly look for discoloured or rotting quartz where the quartz is stained black or green or other colours, clear quartz is not a good indicator and generally barren.
Active mining areas or former active mining areas.
Here is how to use Tengraph Online to find Active and Historical mining leases
Laterite caps and pisolitic material (gravel, ironstone and quartz) being shed from active mining area or dolerite areas.
Here is a link to help you research gold prospecting locations
Want a link to Free Geological Maps ?
Here is a link to our product review "Understanding Geology" "Geology for Non-Geologists" by Dr Robert Fagan. An excellent comprehensive course that shows you how to understand geology in WA to target Gold and Other Minerals.
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