collapse

Author Topic: Fossicking Hyden WA  (Read 199 times)

SuzG

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Fossicking Hyden WA
« on: May 01, 2022, 08:47:41 PM »
Hi there fellow enthusiasts.  Im off to Hyden for a few days an wondering if there is anything in the area worth fossicking? Ive not been able to find much info online.
Many thanks, Sue

MakkyBrown

  • Administrator
  • ALF'er VIP
  • *****
  • Posts: 1613
Re: Fossicking Hyden WA
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2022, 06:55:01 PM »
Welcome to the forum SuzG,
Sorry I can help with WA fossicking, I think Bucket has spent a bit of time over there.
CheersMB

RoughCreations

  • Administrator
  • ALF'er Gold Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 185
    • Rough Creations homepage
Re: Fossicking Hyden WA
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2022, 11:06:29 AM »
Hi Sue,
The WA Dept of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety Mines and Mineral Deposits (MINEDEX) site is probably your best bet (use the Search By Map feature):

https://geoview.dmp.wa.gov.au/GeoView/?Viewer=GeoVIEW

It can be a little hard to drive the Minedex site, post details if you have problems using it.

Example near Hyden, there are a few deposits around the area.
Rough Creations - Beauty from rough beginnings

Bucket

  • Global Moderator
  • ALF'er VIP
  • *****
  • Posts: 1043
Re: Fossicking Hyden WA
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2022, 04:50:57 PM »
Hi SuzG, if you're coming into Hyden from Norseman, there is a public fossicking area about 5-6 kms out of Norseman on the Hyden road. Call in at the tourist info centre and they can direct you. What I call opalite is found there. It also goes under the name of dendritic agate and dendritic opal. It's quite nice and you can find it in the area without a lot of digging. Just off the Great Eastern highway at Yellowdine you can find quartz crystals. A member called Snowman has been there a couple of times and you can find more info here: http://aussielapidaryforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=803.msg12553#msg12553. As far as Hyden itself goes, Wave Rock is worth a look, it's made up of granite so in theory there could be stuff found in the area, but I'm yet to find any reports of anything. Western Australia Mineral Resources have a book out that's worth a look, you can get the digital copy here: https://dmpbookshop.eruditetechnologies.com.au//product/gemstones-of-western-australia-second-edition.do. Hope this all helps, while I have been there a few times, I haven't been recently so my info may be a little out of date.
Common sense isn't exactly common

 

Recent Activities

O'briens Ck by Jamo
[May 21, 2022, 10:06:16 PM]


Joke of the Day by pc bowe
[May 18, 2022, 08:18:58 AM]


Shaker box build, ideas please. by MakkyBrown
[May 11, 2022, 07:35:23 PM]


Fossicking Hyden WA by Bucket
[May 07, 2022, 04:50:57 PM]


AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go? by geowork
[May 03, 2022, 07:18:03 PM]


Fossicking on Crown Land by tinker
[May 02, 2022, 10:22:56 AM]


Caves beach rocks that have been found or could be founds by Pottsy1994
[April 29, 2022, 12:47:50 PM]


Silver fossicking by Jimnyjerry
[April 27, 2022, 05:22:24 PM]


Jet from Newcastle by Rusted
[April 12, 2022, 08:47:50 AM]


New Member Hello / Merimbula Far South Coast NSW by tinker
[April 11, 2022, 05:09:55 PM]


Forum Financial Update/Hosting/Domain by RoughCreations
[March 21, 2022, 09:13:42 AM]


Shark teeth, close to the central coast by col
[March 17, 2022, 09:31:56 PM]


fossiliferous beach Near the central coast by col
[March 17, 2022, 09:22:26 PM]


Anyone been to Glenalva ? by MakkyBrown
[March 17, 2022, 05:00:33 PM]


Help me plan my trip please :) by MakkyBrown
[March 16, 2022, 08:19:58 AM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2022, SimplePortal